Daily Archives: December 19, 2017

ProPublica: Have Alternative Schools Become Dumping Grounds for Difficult Students?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In an article by veteran journalist Heather Vogell, ProPublica asks hard questions about alternative schools. The word “alternative” implies a choice. But in an era when the freedom to pick your school is…

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My Review of Daniel Koretz’s “The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I reviewed Daniel Koretz’s book, “The Testing Charade” in the current issue of The New Republic. The review is behind a paywall, but you can get a free 30-day pass or a one-year…

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Destroy Public Education (DPE); It’s a Billionaire Fueled Agenda

Originally posted on tultican:
Three researchers from Indiana coined the terminology Destroy Public Education (DPE). They refuse to call it reform which is a positive sounding term that obfuscates the damage being done. America’s public education system is an unmitigated…

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There Has Never Been a Better Chance to Defeat Neoliberals and Neofascists: Hopes for 2018

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? As 2017 chugs and sputters to a well-deserved end, I find myself surprised at the pessimism around me. ? Yes, I know. Donald Trump is still President. ? The plutocrats have stolen trillions of dollars…

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What the Tax Bill Does to Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is the Washington Post summary of how the tax bill will affect education. Apparently, the Republican majority wants to defund K-12 public schools. Let them hear from you. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/12/15/heres-what-the-gops-proposal-to-overhaul-the-tax-code-means-for-schools-students-and-parents/ Remember next November!

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