Daily Archives: January 24, 2018

School Choice Week – Choosing Away Your Choice

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? School Choice Week is one of the greatest scams in American history. ? ? It is a well-funded, thoroughly organized attempt to trick parents into signing away their right to make educational choices about their…

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Denis Smith: As ECOT Collapses, Will the Politicians Give Back The Money They Took to Keep It Going?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? The collapse of ECOT is a major national scandal. William Lager collected over $1 Billion from Ohio taxpayers over 18 years, and he handed out relatively small contributions to politicians in…

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Stephen Dyer: How Did ECOT Survive for So Many Years?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) was a scam from day one. Early on, state officials questioned its viability and its enrollment numbers. Yet for 18 years, it continued to collect…

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Superintendent pay would be capped at 5 times that of beginning teachers under bill before Nebraska Legislature

And the bad ideas just keep coming. Once again the legislature is poking its head where it does not need to be. DT School board officials representing Nebraska’s three largest school districts opposed a bill on Monday that would cap … Continue reading

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Edd Doerr: The Great School Vouchers Fraud

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ed Doerr of Americans for Religious Liberty wrote this overview of vouchers. The most enlightening information in this paper appears on page 11, where he lists the 29 State referenda where the issue…

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Out-of-control school bus slides down icy street, hits car in Massachusetts

This is scary, frightening, and cool all at the same time, DT. SUTTON, Mass. — Frightening video shows an out-of-control school bus sliding down an icy hill Tuesday morning, CBS Boston reports. Cheryl Kearney Katz shared video to Facebook of the bus … Continue reading

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How ALEC Attacked Public Schools in Indiana, Despite the State Constitution

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Imagine a state whose constitution contains an ironclad guarantee of uniform system of common schools, free and open to all. Imagine a state whose constitution flatly bans the funding of any sectarian…

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The Saga of Sam Brownback’s Kansas: Struggling to Make Things As Good As They Used to Be

Originally posted on janresseger:
Sam Brownback, Kansas’ governor may leave, if his appointment is ever approved by the U.S. Senate for a position in the Trump administration, but even if the appointment is never approved, term limits in Kansas mean…

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Betsy DeVos Approves PARCC As Common Core Test

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Sorry, I don’t have the link because I am I the Siem Reap, Cambodia, and I can’t find my log in password for Edweek. “PARCC Common-Core Test Gets Federal Approval By…

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Linda Lyon Responds (Again) to the Same Reader

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Linda Lyon, retired Air Force Colonel and President of the Arizona School Boards Association, responds again to our reader Charles, who tried to convince her of the virtues of privatization. She writes: “Dear…

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