Daily Archives: December 16, 2017

New York: Parents Appaud Regents’ Decision to Create Multiple Pathways to Graduation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This comes from NYSAPE (New York State Allies for Public Education): FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2017 More information contact: Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.com Bonnie Buckley (631) 513-8976 bonnief.buckley@gmail.com NYS Allies for…

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My Plan to Fix the Much-Abused Schools of Detroit

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Detroit News invited me to write a plan to revive education in Detroit. Detroit has been a Petri dish for reformers for 25 years. Everything they tried has failed. Here is my…

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The Senate Tax Plan Gives Betsy DeVos an Early Xmas Gift for Her Privatization Campaign

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Edwin Rios of Mother Jones writes here about the early Christmas gifts that Congress has included in its tax plans for Betsy DeVos. True, she didn’t get that tax break for Hillsdale College,…

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Mitchell Robinson: The Educational Malpractice of Eva Moskowitz

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mitchell Robinson teaches music education at Michigan State University. He read Elizabeth Green’s fawning article about Eva Zmoskowitz and her Success Academy charter chain, and he blew a gasket. He is equally mad…

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Success, Failure, and “Mediocrity” in U.S. Schools (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For the past month or so I have been wrestling with questions that have bugged me for a long time. I have learned over the years that school reform…

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