Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

Ohio: ECOT Loses In Court Again

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
ECOT, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, is a virtual charter school that was a ash cow for its owner, William Lager, until the Ohio Department of Education got the novel idea to audit…

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Because of This Post, Steven Singer is Back in Facebook Jail

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A few months ago, Steven Singer wrote a critique of privatization that Facebook refused to let him post. It wa titled “School Choice is a Lie.” This Post was blocked by Facebook, and…

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Chicago: This Neighborhood Will Soon Be Without a Single High School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In Chicago’s rush to close public schools, one neighborhood will have no high school at all. Wendy Katten of Raise Your Hand, a public education activist, interviews a parent who describes how the…

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Tom Birmingham: Our Schools Must Not Ignore History

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tom Birmingham was one of the father’s of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993. He writes here that the teaching of history has always been always considered a foundational part of education…

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After 17 Years of “Reform,” International Test Scores Stagnant

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In 2000, when George W. Bush ran for President, we heard about “the Texas Miracle.” We were told that testing every child every year would produce high test scores and close the achievement…

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The original GOP Tax Bill would have benefited one of the most far right colleges in the country that many West Michigan elites support – Hillsdale College

Originally posted on Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy:
It is not a stretch to say that the GOP Tax Bill will continue to war on working people, the poor and disproportionate communities of color. This graphic here, makes it…

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Silicon Valley Takes Over Classrooms: Yes and No (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In a series of articles (see here, here, here, here, here, and here) New York Times reporter Natasha Singer reveals how Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Oracle have…

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Literary Analogies and American Political and Religious Dysfunction

Originally posted on The Public Educator:
One of my favorite parts of the TV version of American Gods was the ancient Egyptian deity Anubis weighing the heart of the woman who just died to determine if her soul would enter…

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Study: State Takeover of Tennessee Schools Doesn’t Work.

Originally posted on deutsch29:
The December 2017 issue of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (an American Educational Research Association–AERA– publication) includes a study entitled, “The Effects of School Turnaround in Tennessee’s Achievement School District [ASD] and Innovation Zones [iZones].” Below…

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