Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Jeff Bryant: Democrats Should Back Off Corporate Education Reform if They Want to Win Elections

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeff Bryant has a warning for Democrats: Beware of corporate education reform. Leave it to the Republicans. Don’t promote privatization and charters. Don’t bash teachers. Don’t beat up on unions. You erode your…

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AP Study: Charters Intensify Racial Segregation, and Charter Leaders Don’t Care

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Associated Press conducted a study of racial segregation in the schools and concluded that charter schools were responsible for intensifying segregation. Charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an Associated Press…

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New “Charters and Consequences” Report from Network for Public Education Is Essential Reading

Originally posted on janresseger:
The Network for Public Education’s just-released investigative report, Charters and Consequences, paints a picture of corruption and the needless destruction of one of our society’s long-prized civic institutions. You’ll read about “charter schools gone wild” in…

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Good News! Newly Elected Douglas County, Colorado, School Board Kills Voucher Program!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Douglas County School Board voted unanimously to shut down its voucher program, the only one in the nation authorized by a school district. This was a big setback for the Koch brothers’…

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Betsy DeVos’ Tough Spot: Trump Cabinet Member

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On November 30, 2017, Betsy DeVos spoke at Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) annual meeting (Nashville, TN). I blogged about it on December 01, 2017. In her speech to an audience of conservative…

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The False Paradise of School Privatization

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Create a perfect world! ? Go ahead! Don’t be shy! ? What kind of government would you like? Republic, Monarchy, Dictatorship, Anarchy? Some combination or original system? ? It’s all up to you. ? How…

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Nonprofit Quarterly: What Happens When You Bust Public Sector Unions? Nothing Good.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rob Meiksins writes in Nonprofit Quarterly about what happened to Wisconsin after Governor Scott Walker and the Legislature crushed public sector unions. I previously posted the underlying study here about how teachers’ salaries…

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How to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A regular reader who identifies himself as GregB has sound advice about how to advocate for your schools. His advice is similar to what is suggested by the Indivisibles. I would add that…

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