Daily Archives: November 28, 2017

Carole Marshall: Why It is Unfair to Compare Charter Schools to Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carole Marshall is a retired high school teacher in Rhode Island. She has been frustrated by the Providence Journal’s relentless cheerleading for charter schools. When she complained, she was told that as a…

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Will Mayor Emanuel Close Another 50 Schools in Chicago?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Four years ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 50 public schools in one day, something that has never happened before in American history. Now, with enrollment continuing to decline, reporters Sarah Karp and Becky…

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Charter-Promoter, Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), Is Really Third Way Foundation, Inc.

Originally posted on deutsch29:
An organization that calls itself Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) has been to Minnesota of late. This I learned from a colleague in Minnesota who asked me if I knew anything about PPI or a man named…

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Do You Want Your Child to be a Guinea Pig for the Tech Industry?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The AltSchool idea was founded by a Google executive, who decided he could redesign American education. It operates for profit, but it is not making a profit. Max Ventilla, a Google executive who…

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Nancy Bailey: Pressure to Succeed in “High School Hell”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nancy Bailey writes about the ratcheting up of pressure on high school students. What are we doing to our kids? “Freshmen are told on one hand not to worry about college, then given…

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Let’s Stop Making Excuses for Stigma and Ignorance

The Catalysts for Change by Chris Pace in Stigma on Psyche.Media Let’s face it, in today’s world, people still have ridiculous and unrealistic beliefs about mental illness. Consider the recent Las Vegas shooting, which in itself was a tragedy. There are more people stating that … Continue reading

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Where Do Ideas of “Success” and “Failure” in Schooling Come From? (Part 3)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In parts 1 and 2, I answered the question of where these ideas came from. In this post, I describe how these core values, the DNA of American character,…

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