Daily Archives: January 22, 2018

School “Choice” Week Means Schools Choose, Not Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? School Choice is the hoax of our time. It proposes a system in which schools choose students. It increase racial and economic segregation. It does not improve education. It favors the haves,…

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Linda Lyon: Why Our Public Schools Matter

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Linda Lyon is the president of the Arizona School Boards Association. She is a retired officer in the U.S. Air Force. She served her country in the military and continues to serve…

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Nebraska: Privatizers Not Welcome Here!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There is a renewed effort to impose privately managed charters in Nevada, without a referendum or any indication of public demand. This is ironic because Nebraska has a long tradition of good public…

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The Walton Family: Billionaires at Work and Play

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Waltons are a singular American family. Not exactly like you or me, to be sure. They are, according to Forbes, the richest family in America, with a net worth of $140 billion…

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Test-and-Punish Just Hangs on as Failed Education Strategy

Originally posted on janresseger:
ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, is like an old, altered, jacket, now frayed at the cuffs. The fabric was never really good in the first place and, when the jacket was made over,…

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We Choose Our Democratic Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
DONT BE HOAXED BY PRIVATIZERS AND PROFITEERS! ? January 21-27 is School Choice Week, a multi-million dollar campaign funded by right-wing groups like the Koch Brothers, The American Federation for Children, ALEC and…

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Peter Greene on a Defector from the World of “Personalized Learning”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? I applaud those who defect or dissent from received wisdom. I know from personal experience that it is especially hard to dissent when it means stepping off a money train and leaving…

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