Daily Archives: November 2, 2017

Take This Survey to Help Document the Path of the Privatization Movement

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dr. Jim Scheurich of Indiana University and his colleagues have spoken out against the ongoing effort to privatize the Indianapolis public schools. He has developed a brief survey and invites readers to fill…

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CREDO: The Strategy of Closing Schools Disproportionately Affects Students of Color

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Walton-funded Center for Research on Education Outcomes published a study containing a finding that almost everyone knew: The strategy of closing schools because of their test scores disproportionately affects children of color.…

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Peter Greene: What You Need to Know About Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene says that people are mistaken to think that Betsy DeVos is a dope. She is not. She knows what she wants, and she is single-minded in pursuing her goals. Just today,…

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Hillsborough County, Florida, Dealing with “Failing” Schools, Despite Gates’ Investment of $80 Million

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Gates Foundation agreed to pay Hillsborough County, Florida, $100 million to pilot its teacher evaluation program. However, the program cost $271 million, and the district exhausted its reserves. It ended its relationship…

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The Billionaires Who Got Rich Selling Opiods

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New Yorker has a long and incisive article about the Sackler family and how they became one of the richest families in America. Their net worth is somewhere in the neighborhood of…

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Thank You, Astros. From A Life Long Houston Sports Fan.

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Will Betsy DeVos Make It a Year as US Ed Sec?

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
It’s a good question. Based upon an extensive article published on November 01, 2017, in Politico, Raw Story writes that talk of a DeVos ed-sec exit is in the air: President Donald Trump’s Secretary…

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