Daily Archives: November 16, 2017

Bill Gates Is Building a Model City in Arizona

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Gates plunked down $80 Million to buy 25,000 acres in Arizona to build a model city. It will incorporate his ideas about how the world ought to be. It is less than…

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Missouri: New Republican Governor Pressures State Board to Fire State Superintendent so He Can Import Privatizer

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
New Republican Governor Eric Greitens has gained control of the state board of education, and he is pressuring them to fire the state commissioner, Margy Vandeven, who has some centrist nonpolitical ideas about…

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Dark Money Billionaires Lick Their Wounds after Defeat in Massachusetts and Look for New Targets

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I was tempted to give an entire day to this post about the Dark Money group deceptively called Families for Excellent Schools. The “families” are financiers, billionaires, and garden-variety multimillionaires. They enjoyed great…

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Retired teachers face difficult decision regarding healthcare coverage

The article below only outlines the problems that are ahead for retired teachers, it does not mention the active teachers and their insurance rate increases. Beginning in September my TRS-Active Care 2 rates increase 25%, from roughly $1600 a month … Continue reading

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Jennifer Berkshire: Meet the Pastor Who Fights for Public Schools in Texas

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this post, Jennifer Berkshire interviews the remarkable Charles Foster Johnson, the pastor who has brought together hundreds of religious leaders in Texas to fight for public schools and to oppose vouchers. His…

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How to Spin an Agenda for the Rich as an Agenda for the Poor, by Paul Ryan

Originally posted on 34justice:
Once, at a town hall in Wisconsin, someone asked me the following question: “I know that you’re Catholic, as am I, and it seems to me that most of the Republicans in the Congress are not…

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