Daily Archives: December 1, 2017

Campbell Brown’s Group Pursuing Lawsuit Against Teacher Tenure in New York

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
“The 74,” a website founded by former television anchor Campbell Brown, reports that the Partnership for Educational Justice (an anti-Union, anti-tenure, anti-seniority advocacy group founded by Campbell Brown) had their day in court…

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New Jersey Superintendent: My Students Are Drowning in Assessments.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Charles Sampson, superintendent of the Freehold Regional High School District in New Jersy, sent out a bulletin about the ridiculous number of tests his students are required to take. For speaking out against…

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A Historian of the Depression Warns that Republicans Are Recreating Similar Conditions of Late 1920s

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Robert S. McIlvaine is a scholar of The Great Depression. He warns that Republicans are endorsing the same flawed ideology that produced that devastating economic collapse. ““There are two ideas of government,” William…

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Politico: GOP Tax Plan is a Dagger Aimed At Higher Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Someone smarter than me will have to figure out why the Republican Party is intent on inflicting pain on college students, graduate students, and higher education. Don’t they know that our economy depends…

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Arizona: Save Our Schools Prepares to Battle Koch Brothers, DeVos Group, CATO, et al

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The far-right haters of public schools are descending on Arizona to push vouchers, and parents are rolling up their sleeves to stop them. Mary Bottari of the Center for Media and Democracy describes…

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Thomas Ultican: Roll Up the Failed Charter Experiment

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thomas Ultican writes that it is time to give up on the failed charter experiment. He reviews Carol Burris’ Charters and Consequences. The establishment of a dual system of publicly funded schools, he…

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Bill Becker: The Republican Tax Plan is a Massive Hoax!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Becker is an internationally recognized expert on climate change and the environment. In this article, he demonstrates how Republicans are pullling the wool over the eyes of the public. Start with the…

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The Test-Score-Raising Betterness of TFA and Other Alt-Cert Programs

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On November 28, 2017, EdWeek produced an article entitled, “TFA, Alternative Programs Marginally Better Than Traditional Teacher Prep, Study Finds.” The EdWeek title should read, “TFA, Alternative Programs Marginally Better Than Traditional Teacher Prep at Raising Test…

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