Daily Archives: October 26, 2017

Mississippi: Governor Has a New Idea for Jackson Public Schools Other than State Takeover

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant says he is considering a third option for the public schools of Jackson, other than leaving them to the elected school board or state takeover. He is thinking of…

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Newark Charter Announced Last Week It Would Close But Has Now Decided to Stay Open…for Now

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The M.E.T.S. Charter school in Newark opened in late August, with Governor zchrus Christie present to cut the ceremonial ribbon and slam Newark’s public school (which have been controlled by the state for…

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John King: High-Stakes Testing Is Necessary for Equity and Civil Rights

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John King, who served as Secretary of Education after Arne Duncan departed, went to the Cleveland City Club to praise high-stakes testing as the route to equity and civil rights. He spoke highly…

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Memphis: Thousands of Parents Opt Out of Sharing Their Names with Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Most of the charter schools in the failing “Achievement School District” are in Memphis. The bloom is definitely off the rose for charters in Memphis. The State is compelling districts to turn student…

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Peter Greene: Vouchers Stopped in Pennsylvania—For Now. Stay Vigilant!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The voucher advocates tried to pull a fast one in Pennsylvania earlier this week. They brought their voucher bill to a fast vote in cipommittee, without public hearings. They knew that public hearings…

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Bad News from Texas: Moderate Republican Leader Joe Strauss Will Not Seek Re-Election

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Joe Strauss, Speaker of the House in Texas, announced that he would not seek re-election. This is very bad news for Texas. Speaker Strauss has prevented voucher proposals from getting out of Committee.…

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Michigan Senate passes bill to allow Charter Schools to use money raised from property tax: DeVos money supported Senators who co-sponsored legislation

Originally posted on Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy:
Last week, SB 0574 was passed by the Michigan Senate, which would allow Charter Schools to receive funding from property tax money raised in school districts. An analysis of the bill…

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What is Success and Failure in Schooling? (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In Part 1, I pointed out that judging “success” and “failure” in business and war is hard to do. Both are entangled with one another containing contradictions and complicated…

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