Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Study Suggests Bringing “No Excuses” Discipline Policies from Charter to Public Schools

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? The teacher begins class by taking out her Glock. ? She casually walks to the front of the room and shoots a misbehaving student in the head. ? All the others immediately begin working on…

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Trump Orders Top Brass to Plan a Grand Military Parade Like the One He Saw in France

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Donald Trump, who dodged the draft in Vietnam with five deferments, ordered the military to plan a grand military parade like the one he saw in France. Trump loves the military, but…

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California: Charter School Lobby Insists that “Public Charter Schools” Are Businesses, Not Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The recent defeat of legislation that would make charter schools accountable and transparent, AB 1478, established definitively that charter schools are private businesses, not public schools. All public schools must comply with the Brown…

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Peter Greene: The Full Story of the Closing of the Discovery Creemos Academy in Goodyear, Arizona

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I wrote about the sudden closing of the Discovery Creemos Academy in Goodyear, formerly known as the Bradley Academy of Excellence. It ran out of money. The leader of the school made withdrawals…

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Crippled Puerto Rico Offered School Privatization as Quick Fix for Woes

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? You’re Puerto Rico’s school system. ? More than five months since a devastating hurricane hit the island’s shores, some 270 schools are still without power. ? Roughly 25,000 students are leaving with that number expected…

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Managing, Not Solving, Teacher Dilemmas (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Because “dilemma” is so  often used as a synonym for “problem” and because these tensions over choices are constant in our personal and professional lives, I want to dig…

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Public Schools Alliance Releases One Year Report Card for DeVos: She Gets an F

Originally posted on janresseger:
Did you remember that today is Betsy DeVos’s first anniversary as U.S. Secretary of Education? One year ago, on February 7, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed DeVos’s nomination by the barest margin. Mike Pence, the Vice…

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