Daily Archives: December 18, 2017

Bay-Area Rocketship Charter, Where Vomit Stays on the Carpet.

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In June 2016, I wrote a post about Rocketship charter schools, entitled, “Rocketship Education and Urinary Tract Infection.”  The post focuses on an NPR report that includes mention of Rocketship’s inhumane treatment of penalizing students for…

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The Tax Bill Includes a 529 for K-12 Tuition, but It Only Benefits the Wealthy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The tax bill includes a 529 plan for K-12 tuition that will benefit the wealthy families who can put away $10,000 a year tax-free to save for private school. This article explains how…

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Elementary School Bans and Arrests Parents Who Walk Their Children to School

This is one of the strangest stories I have read in a long time. A principal in a Magnolia ISD Elementary School has decided that parents should not be allowed to walk their children to school or walk to pick … Continue reading

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Success, Failure, and “Mediocrity” in U.S. Schools (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
*Dictionary definition of “mediocrity.” mediocrity (n.) early 15c., “moderation; intermediate state or amount,” from Middle French médiocrité and directly from Latin mediocritatem (nominative mediocritas) “a middle state, middling condition,…

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