Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

DeVos Launches “Backpack” Trial to Spur School Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You have to hand it to Betsy DeVos. She never gives up on a bad idea, no matter what the evidence shows. With clear findings that vouchers don’t produce better results, with increasing…

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North Carolina: GOP Leader Berger Wants Merit Pay, Even Though It Has Failed Consistently for 100 Years

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Phil Berger, leader of the Tea Party-dominated State Senate in North Carolina, thinks that anyone who opposes merit pay must be North Korean, but high school teacher Stuart Egan explains here why…

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Tom Ultican: Denver’s Schools Are a Dystopian Nightmare

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Tom Ultican, retired high school teacher of advanced math and physics, has embarked on a project to review the Destroy Public Education (DPE) Movement. His latest topic is Denver. Privatizers point to…

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America Today: Astonishing Poverty Amidst a Booming Exonomy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? We often read that the lion’s share of economic gains and tax cuts  has gone to the upper 1% or 10%, but less attention is paid to those who are left at…

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New D.C. School Cheating Scandal: This Time It’s About Graduating Students Who Didn’t Do the Work

Originally posted on janresseger:
Last November, right after Thanksgiving, National Public Radio and WAMU in Washington, D.C. exposed a scandal at the District’s Ballou High School.  Last May the school had made headlines for graduating all of its seniors and…

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Families for Excellent Schools (FES) Is Shutting Down. Marvelous.

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On February 05, 2018, the New York Times published an informative article regarding the breaking news that charter-school-proliferator, Families for Excellent Schools (FES), is closing its doors. The New York-based FES has…

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Florida: Stop This Horrible Legislation!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? This just in from the Florida Education Association ? CONTACT: Sharon Nesvig 850.201.2833 or 850.510.9346 Florida Education Association Launches Media Campaign against HB 7055 Tallahassee—Today, the state’s largest teacher’s union launched…

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