Monthly Archives: February 2018

Tom Ultican: A Dummies’ Guide to the Destroy Public Education Movement

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Retired teacher of physics and math Tom Ultican gathered together a concise summary of the efforts to destroy and privatize public education. “America’s public education system is being deliberately destroyed. If you…

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Florida Senate Committee Approves Two New Voucher Bills, Plus Anti-union Bill

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Why do the people of Florida elect these people? The Florida Senate Appropriations Committee approved two new voucher bills and a bill that would require teachers unions to seek recertification. The Florida…

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“Yes, Charter Schools Do Take Money Away From Public Schools”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? It is hard to understand why anyone thinks that charter schools have. O fiscal impact on public schools. There is only one pot of money for education, and not many (or any)…

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West Virginia: Teachers Agree to End Strike

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The Governor promised a wage increase of 5% and teachers agreed to end the statewide strike. Teachers will return to work Thursday. Governor agrees to pay raise ending West Virginia teacher strike…

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Huffington Post: Why Teachers in West Virginia Are On Strike

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Huffington Post reports that teachers are on strike across the state for the first time in 28 years because teachers are fleeing the state for better pay, better healthcare, and better working…

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Florida: House Appropriations Committee Rejects Weapons Ban, Votes to Arm Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Despite the pleas of anguished survivors of the Parkland massacre, the Florida House Appropriations  Committee voted against a ban on assault weapons and voted to arm teachers.  The $67 million “school marshal”…

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Chicago Sticks to Portfolio School Reform Despite All the Evidence that It Isn’t Working

Originally posted on janresseger:
Inertia is a scientific term from physics: something in motion will stay in motion unless some kind of external force changes its speed or trajectory.  In a less technical way, inertia is also a principle applicable…

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Oklahoma City: Councilman Proposes to Privatize Entire City School District

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is how you can spot a corporate education reformer: They don’t like democracy. They don’t like elected school boards. They think the private sector knows best. In Oklahoma City, a member of…

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Parents Across America: A Detailed Critique of the Dangers of Screen Time for Young Children

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Parents Across America (an independent group of parent activists that is critical of the commercialization and corporate takeover of education) has created a valuable resource about the effects of screen time on…

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San Diego: Teachers Do Not Want to Be Armed

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? A local TV station in San Diego tried to find a teacher who approves of Trump’s idea to arm teachers if they are good with guns. The station couldn’t find even one. …

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