Daily Archives: January 23, 2018

BATS Invite You to Write a Report Card for Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? How would you grade the job that Betsy DeVos has done so far? The BadAss Teachers Association invite you to chime in by filling out her report card. 

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Durham Superintendent: Charters Are Resegregating Our Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The loss of white students to charter schools in Durham contributes to the resegregation of the District. “New Superintendent Pascal Mubenga warned Tuesday night that Durham Public Schools will resegregate itself if it…

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Linda Lyon Responds to a Reader about Fiscal Responsibility and Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Linda Lyon, a retired Air Force colonel and president of the Arizona School Boards Association, responds to a reader who supports school choice, charters, vouchers, and home schooling. She writes: ”Yes Charles,…

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The Myth of Miracle Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I wrote this article for the New York Times in 2011, before I started the blog. I heard too many claims by corporate reformers about schools that had gone from failure to dramatic…

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Whatever Happened to Mayoral Control?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
On the ever-changing agenda of reformers seeking to alter the landscape of U.S. schooling, how schools have been governed ranked in the middle and seldom rose to the top.…

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“ECOT Is Dead”? Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Case on February 13th.

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
The best way to scam taxpayer money in the name of school choice is via virtual charter schools. And the likely winner of any nationwide, virtual-charter-scamming contest is Ohio-based Electronic Classroom of…

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D.C. Charter Praised by DeVos and Melania Is Closing, Due to Low Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Betsy DeVos visited Excel Academy in D.C. and praised it as a model of school choice and its benefits. So did Melania Trump. The school is closing because of poor academic performance.…

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