Daily Archives: November 29, 2017

NPR: The Hoax of the D.C. Public School Where 100% of Seniors Graduated and Were Accepted by Colleges

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last July, I wrote about a struggling high school in D.C. where 100% of the seniors graduated and were accepted by colleges. The story appeared on NPR, and I wrongly assumed that they…

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Peter Greene: A Libertarian Explains Why Schools Should Be Run by Corporations

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene has unearthed another libertarian, this one writing for CATO (founded by the Koch brothers), who explains why government should not run schools, but private corporations should. Corey DeAngelis is a scholar…

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South Carolina: State Supreme Court Turns School Funding Case Over to Legislature

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In South Carolina, funding for schools is both inadequate and inequitable. Blogger Jean Jacques CrawB writes “They are destroying our children.” “Evidently the current Supreme Court of the state of South Carolina has…

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Paul Thomas: The Political and Judicial Abandonment of Poor and Black Children in South Carolina

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Thomas summarizes the long conservative tradition of racism and classicism in South Carolina, once the property of the Democrats, now the domain of Republicans. The politicians never wanted to spend money on…

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Rewarding Developers again: Grand Rapids gives $29 million of tax credits to new movie theater complex project

Originally posted on Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy:
Yesterday, the Grand Rapids City Commission decided to give $29 million of public/taxpayer money as a subsidy to the new movie theater project, which will be located right behind the arena.…

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The Republican Tax Bill is Anti-Public Education

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
A great deal of ink has been spilled on how the Republican tax bill working through Congress would impact higher education for the worse.  The highest profile item is the plan in the…

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Betsy DeVos Wants Students to Borrow Money Using Their iPhones

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On November 28, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos spoke at a training conference for financial aid officers. When it comes to students’ career paths, DeVos wants (wait for it…) choice. When…

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Killing Net Neutrality Would Muzzle Many Teacher-Activists 

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
As a blogger, I’m a big fan of net neutrality. If the communications giants get to favor or block particular Websites, people-powered blogs like this one probably would become isolated and irrelevant. As it stands, the…

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The Dangerous Technology Revolution to Improve Education

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
The promise was that technology was going to revolutionize education and teachers would become a thing of the past, but after decades of results and many studies, the evidence says technology…

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