Daily Archives: January 30, 2018

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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Carol Burris: How Mike Pence Expanded Indiana’s Corrupt and Ineffective Voucher Program

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education, explains here how Mike Pence expanded and deregulated Indiana’s voucher program, with substantial cash infusions from Betsy DeVos and Patrick Byrne, CEO…

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Maine: When “Reformers” Tried to Take Over the Schools with a Brazen For-Profit Scheme

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The writer of this story Colin Woodard won the George Polk Award for exposing the for-profit scheme that Governor Paul LePage tried to impose on the children of Maine. Jeb Bush pulled the…

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Rick Saccone Hopes to Become Trump’s New Bobble Head in Western Pennsylvania

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
  Rick Saccone hard at work for the taxpayers of Pennsylvania. Rick Saccone’s signature achievement in the Pennsylvania House was to get “In God We Trust” posted in every public school. ? Actually, he didn’t even…

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Status-Quo-Breaking Betsy DeVos Lectures Mayors and Assigns Homework.

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On January 25, 2018, US ed sec Betsy DeVos spoke to the US Conference of Mayors. As Caitlin Emma noted on Twitter, DeVos prevented press from attending: https://twitter.com/caitlinzemma/status/956298953816989697 DeVos has been a…

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