Daily Archives: October 19, 2017

Jeanne Kaplan on David Osborne’s Campaign for Privatization

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
If you are old enough, you may remember that David Osborne was the guru of privatization and competition during the Clinton administration. His message was that public servants are lazy and unaccountable and…

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Mother Jones: New Mexico Reverses Course, Puts Science Back into the Curriculum

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mother Jones earlier reported that the state of New Mexico had written science standards intended to placate climate change deniers and creationists. The state took modern science out of the science curriculum Now,…

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Laura Chapman on North Carolina’s “Innovation School District”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Laura Chapman writes: This is the new “public policy.” I see that the Oregon backers of Achievement For All Children in North Carolina paid state politicians for the right to substitute charter schools…

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Gauntlet of Shame greeted Acton Institute event attendees and Betsy DeVos supporters in Grand Rapids last night

Originally posted on Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy:
As we reported on last month, Betsy DeVos was the keynote speaker at the Acton Institute’s 27th annual gala event, held at the DeVos Convention last night.  The protest outside was…

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Bill Phillis: Betsy DeVos Does Not Understand the Purpose of The Public Common School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Phillis was Deputy Commissioner for the State of Ohio. He is now retired. He is a master of school finance and is a principled believer in public education, free and open to…

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