Daily Archives: November 10, 2017

Florida: Video of Public High School Principal Step Dancing Goes Viral!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This video is a vivid demonstration of the public school as the heart and anchor of the community. Mickey Reynolds, principal of Lake Mary High School in Seminole County, Florida, surprised everyone by…

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Joe Biden: Don’t Listen to Rahm

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico has an article today about Joe Biden and the 2020 presidential race. https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/10/joe-biden-2020-trump-244757 It ends by noting that he met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Did Rahm crow about closing 50 public…

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Douglas County, Colorado: Share the Joy as Public Schools Slate Whips Voucher Advocates!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Brian Malone, videographer, produced a film called “Education, Inc.” in which he portrayed the intrusion of Dark Money into School Board Elections, with the goal of privatization and destruction of public schools. He…

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Global Report on Choice: Beware! Choice May Undermine Quality and Equity

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Global Education Monitoring Blog just released a bulletin about the risks of school choice. The blog is published by UNESCO, which the Trump administration recently abandoned. Be that as it may, its…

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Small Houston Charter Pays Low Teacher Salaries, but Outsize Salary to Administrators

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In Texas, state officials ignore charter school abuses, since these schools are supposed to be deregulated and “innovative.” Thus comes the story of Accelerated Intermediate Academy, a tiny charter school in Houston whose…

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Making Puerto Rico the New New Orleans – Steal the Schools and Give Them to Big Business to Run For Profit

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Charter school backers can’t help it. ? They see a bunch of black or brown kids displaced by a natural disaster and they have to swoop in to help… ? Help themselves, that is. ? They…

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