Daily Archives: November 14, 2017

Land-Grant Universities “Have Lost Their Way”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Land-grant universities were established as “the people’s universities,” to make higher education affordable and accessible in every state. But state legislatures have been cutting their budgets, shifting the cost from the state to…

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Yohuru Williams at the NPE Conference: A Spectacular Analysis of Betsy DeVos’ Rhetoric

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
If you watch one video today, watch Yohuru Williams take apart the rhetoric of the reformers, piece by piece, word by word. Yohuru gave this dynamic talk at the annual conference of the…

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Tennessee: Is a Computer a Teacher? Does a Student Have a Right to a Teacher?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A Tennessee court might rule on whether a student has a right to a teacher, and whether computers count as teachers. The district wants the case dismissed. Do the rights of Tennessee students…

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New York City Parent Challenges Eva’s Claim That She Does Not Select Her Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A regular reader of the Blog who calls herself or himself “New York City Public School Parent” decided to fact check Eva Moskowitz’s claim that she does not cherrypick the students at her…

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Helen F. Ladd: The Failure of NCLB

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Professor Helen F. Ladd is professor of public policy and 3conomics at Duke University. In this paper, she analyzes the merits and demerits f No Child Left Behind and concludes that it failed…

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