Daily Archives: November 17, 2017

At the NPE Conference, Dr. Charles Foster Johnson Explains How Pastors for Texas Kids Fought Against Vouchers and for Funding Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I forgot to include the link on this post, so I am reposting. This was one of the best keynote speeches from the fourth annual conference of the Network for Public Education in…

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The History of School Reform in Philadelphia: The Survival of Public Schools, Barely

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a history of the fall and rise of public education in Philadelphia. For years, the schools were the plaything of politicians, the business community, and civic leaders. Failure after failure. One…

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Congratulations, Philadelphia! State Control Ends After Nearly Two Decades of Failed Privatization

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Big news! Today state control of the schools officially ends. A concerted effort by parents and citizens of Philadelphia ended the city’s long and disastrous trial of state control. Paul Vallas, the Edison…

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The Genius of Luis Torres: How PS 55 Responded to the Charter Challenge by Mark Naison

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
One of the most brilliant and important achievements of PS 55’s visionary Principal, Luis E Torres, is that through innovative programming and a relentless public relations campaign, he has totally overshadowed the Success Academy Charter School…

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Who Are the Sacklers? The Billionaires Who Make Oxycontin and Fund Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You might enjoy reading this very informative article in Esquire magazine about the Sackler family. This is one of the richest families in America, and their name is attached to museums and universities,…

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What’s the Difference Between Engineering at a Tech Company Versus a School? (Sam Strasser)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
This is an interview that Ranjani Sundaresan, a junior at Seattle University and intern at EdSurge over the summer, conducted with Strasser. This post appeared on EdSurge, September 16, 2017.…

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White Man Fights Slavery; Calls for Ending Public Education

Originally posted on tultican:
Lee W. Olson feels enslaved by having to pay taxes especially those that go to pay for public education. Taking action to end slavery, he filed three citizen initiatives with the Attorney General of the State…

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