Daily Archives: February 5, 2018

Primary Election Time!

Originally posted on Random Thoughts, Sports and Stuff:
As we approach the March Primaries in the State of Texas each person must decide what their priorities are going forward. One of my priorities is to have Lt. Dan removed from…

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Oklahoma: Pastors Speak Out for Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rev. Clark Frailey, a leader of Pastors for Oklahoma Kids, writes here eloquently about the need for the people of Oklahoma to stand strongly for public schools and the children they serve. Our…

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Wall Street Journal: Vouchers Not Effective

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
For many years, the Wall Street Journal has been a champion for vouchers in its editorial columns. It’s news columns, however, are written by reports who don’t have a rightwing agenda to sell.…

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Denver’s Schools are a Dystopian Nightmare

Originally posted on tultican:
A group of Democratic politicians aligned with local monied interests decided to “save” Denver’s public schools. The man chosen to turn-around the “failing” school system was Michael Bennet, now the junior senator from Colorado. His history…

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Florida’s 2018 Education Savings Accounts a Vehicle for “A La Carte” Education

Originally posted on deutsch29:
The following information is from veteran Ohio art teacher and public education activist, Laura H. Chapman and was included as a comment to my post, “USDOE’s New Idea: Student Loan Debit Cards.” Chapman’s comment concerns the…

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Jeff Bryant: The Koch Brothers Are Coming For Public Schools: Do Democrats Care?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The notorious billionaire Koch brothers have decided to target K-12 public schools. This fits neatly with their decades-long campaign to destroy public programs like Social zsecurity, Medicare, and anything else that taxes…

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What Roles School Practitioners Have to Perform Daily

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
I just read a report that argued for superintendents to exert their political skills to build coalitions of support in order to achieve the goals they have set for…

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Nikki Haley, Fire and Fury, Rex Tillerson, and More.

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Heads up: It’s political! A skit that was part of the Grammys has drawn notable attention from UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley. The skit involves individuals reading excerpts from Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury. Haley is…

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Arizona: Shuttered Charter School Ran Out of Money, But CEO Withdrew $1 Million

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Want to know why the public is losing interest in charter schools? Read this story.  The Goodyear Discovery Creemos Academy Closed its doors abruptly midyear. The money was all gone, they said.…

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