Daily Archives: January 8, 2018

North Carolina: How a Once Great State Destroyed Its Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This Report was written by Kris Nordstrom, who works for the North Carolina Justice Center. He previously was a research analyst for the North Carolina General Assembly. The report tells the story of…

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Today is the Anniversary of the Worst Education Law Ever Passed by Congress

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
On January 8, 2002, President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into Law. NCLB, as it was known, is the worst federal education legislation ever passed by Congress. It was punitive,…

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Funny How School Closings Are Merely Accidental Racism. Never Intentional.

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? It’s funny. When you close schools serving minority students, they tend to move away. ? That’s what’s happening in Chicago. ? In the last seven years, Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 49 schools serving mostly students…

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Gary Rubinstein: The Hidden Attrition at Success Academy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Supporters of Eva Moskowitz would have us believe that she has created a national model for the education of poor black students. Her proof: Her schools have very high test scores. But,…

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Michigan: One of the Most Segregated States in the Nation: Thanks, Betsy!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The next time an advocate of school choice claims it is “ the civil rights issue of our time,” tell him or her about Michigan. After many years of school choice, it…

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Wendy Lecker: The Segrenomics of U.S. Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Wendy Lecker, Civil Rights attorney, writes here about an important new book exploring the history of racially unequal and segregated schooling in the United States. ”For children in Baltimore classrooms, 2018 opened…

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Trump Demands Ban on Steven Singer Book (He Hopes)!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Steven Singer saw my tweet urging Trump and/or DeVos to try to stop publication of my next book (which would make it an instant hit) and he realized his book was already…

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