Monthly Archives: January 2018

Andrew Tobias Rephrases Trunp’s State of the Union Speech

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Andrew Tobias writes about money, investing, and politics. We have engaged in a civil offline discussion about his favorite NYC charter chain, but I find his political insights valuable. I subscribe to…

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BREAKING NEWS: Arizona Parents and Educators Win Legal Ruling vs. Koch Brothers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Great news! SOS Arizona scored a significant legal victory over the billionaire Koch brothers in court. After the legislature passed a bill expanding vouchers, SOS Arizona collected enough signatures to force a referendum…

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Tim Slekar Interviews the Great Carol Burris

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Tim Slekar, Dean at Edgewood College in Wisconsin and public education  advocate extraordinaire, interviews the remarkable Carol Burris on his podcast, “Busted Pencils.” carol is executive director of the Network for Public…

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Congressman Joe Kennedy’s Eloquent Response to Trump’s SOTU

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Congressman Joe Kennedy responded to Trump’s State of the Union speech, speaking from a public high school in Fall River, Massachusetts. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/rep-joe-kennedy-iii-gives-democratic-response-to-state-of-the-union/ 13 minutes. Worth watching to remember what this country is…

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California: Charter Industry Defeats Effort to Impose Accountability and Transparency

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The powerful California Charter School Association collected enough votes to defeat AB 1478, an effort to establish accountability and transparency for charters, introduced by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, a Democrat from Los Angeles.…

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Koch Network Plans 2018 Investment Across the States to Promote Privatization of Education

Originally posted on janresseger:
Here is how political scientists Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson describe the influence of the Koch brothers in American Amnesia, their 2016 book about the essential role of government for balancing the power of private interests: “The……

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What We Can Learn from Closure of [an All Girls] Charter School That DeVos Praised as ‘Shining Example’ (Claire Smrekar)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“Claire Smrekar is associate professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University. Smrekar earned her doctorate in Education Policy at Stanford University in 1991. She conducts qualitative research…

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State of the Union: Trump Forgot His Education Triumphs Because There Weren’t Any

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Trump forgot to mention education. No wonder. He promised during the campaign to get rid of Common Core. He didn’t. it is as strong as ever. He forgot that promise, and Betsy must…

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How Bill Gates Financed the Common Core from A to Z

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Gates, Arne Duncan, President Obama,  and others who promoted the “Common Core State Standards” like to say that they were developed by the states, by governors, by teachers, by people at the…

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BREAKING NEWS: Koch Brothers Declare War on Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Koch brothers have decided to target K-12 public schools. The multi-billionaire Koch Brothers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to purchase control of departments in America’s colleges and universities, to spread…

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