Daily Archives: October 30, 2017

Arizona: Is This the Worst Charter Scandal Ever?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jim Hall of Arizonans for Charter School Accountability has a mission. He insists that charter schools should be accountable to taxpayers for the public money they receive. In Arizona, the charter laws are…

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David Safier: Koch Brothers Push Libertarian Doctrine into Arizona High Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Safier writes in the Tucson Weekly about well-funded efforts by the billionaire Koch Brothers to promote their anti-government, free-market libertarian views into local high schools. “The course was created by the University…

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John Rogers: Teaching and Learning in the Age of Trump

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Rogers of the University of California in Los Angeles has written a powerful analysis of Trump’s effect on teaching and learning. You will not be surprised to learn that the vulgarity and…

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Lily Eskelsen Garcia: DeVos Knows Nothing About Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lily Eskelsen Garcia forced herself to sit down and listen to Betsy DeVos’ speech at Harvard, where she thought she would be in a choice-friendly environment, surrounded by allies at the Program on…

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Orlando Sentinel: Betsy DeVos’s Dream Is Really a Nightmare

Originally posted on janresseger:
Betsy DeVos, our U.S. Secretary of Education, has bragged about Florida’s tuition tax credit voucher program as the model  for the kind of national program she’d like to see. An in-depth, three-part investigation by reporters for…

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