Daily Archives: November 7, 2017

Denis Smith: The Language We Use in Response to Mass Shootings

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Denis Smith, retired from the Ohio Department of Education and now a freelance thinker and writer, opines on the language that is commonly used to describe a mass shooting. Republicans offer their “thoughts…

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Law Professor: Is There a Limit to How Much States May Prefer Choice Programs Over Public Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Readers of this blog have noticed that many states spend far more time legislating about school Choice than about the public schools that enroll most students. Once charters and vouchers are introduced, public…

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The Billionaire Who Destroyed His Newsroom When the Employees Voted to Join a Union

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a sad but instructive story of a billionaire, Joe Ricketts, who closed down his two popular news websites out of spite. He was angry because his workers voted to unionize. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/opinion/dnainfo-gothamist-ricketts-union.html…

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USDOE Has Not Updated DeVos’ Schedule in Three Weeks.

Originally posted on deutsch29:
The US Department of Education (USDOE) has a page that allows the public to access US ed sec Betsy DeVos’ schedule a week at a time. However, when I clicked on the link on November 06,…

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