Daily Archives: October 24, 2017

Cub Scout Tossed Out of Pack for Asking State Legislator Reasonable Questions

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A Cub Scout was thrown out of his pack after he asked a state legislator why she supported gun legislation that allowed a wife-beater to own a gun. The brave little boy then…

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Wisconsin Voucher Program: Exacerbates Inequity by Stealing from Local School District Budgets

Originally posted on janresseger:
A new study for the National Education Policy Center by Ellie Bruecker of the University of Wisconsin warns that Wisconsin’s statewide voucher program, as it grows, will increasingly exacerbate fiscal inequity across the state’s public school…

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Tell DeVos: Students with Disabilities Need Federal Protections 

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Betsy DeVos is at it again! This time her target is the removal of guidance documents that outline protections regarding the rights of students with disabilities. Send your senator…

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Review Finds Valuable Analysis of School Closure Research 

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Key Review Takeaway: CREDO’s report is a careful and rigorous study, with a few missed opportunities for further analysis. Find Documents: Press Release: http://nepc.info/node/8890 NEPC Review: http://nepc.colorado.edu/thinktank/review-closures Report Reviewed: http://credo.stanford.edu/pdfs/Closure_FINAL_Volume_I.pdf  Contact: William J.…

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The Public Agrees!: Charters are Overrated

Originally posted on Cloaking Inequity:
Are charters overrated? The public says yes! More on that in a moment. The recent Intelligence Squared debate has resulted in a variety of new and important conversations. Via phone calls, social media DMs, and emails I…

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Testing Madness in Tennessee

Originally posted on MY TWO CENTS:
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT TESTING. Specifically, standardized testing, the overemphasis placed on the results of said tests, the addition of value-added measures where test scores are used to evaluate teachers and somehow measure…

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Stupid Ass School Voucher Bill Back for Pennsylvania Vote Tomorrow

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Close your eyes and imagine a school like the one where I teach. ? The public middle school is right next door to a Catholic middle school. ? Some of the wealthiest families send their…

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Louisiana Charter Schools Renewed Despite Decreasing Test Scores

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On October 18, 2017, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor released results of an audit of charter school renewal. A key finding: Seven charter schools were granted renewal despite a history of falling test scores. The flaw is…

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