Daily Archives: February 12, 2018

Politico: Trump Budget Targets Education for Cuts, Charter Schools, and Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This from Politico this morning: Open the post for the links. DeVos is having lunch with Trump and Pence today. Apparently that is the only event on Trump’s not-busy calendar. He will spend…

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Peter Greene: Center for American Progress Calls for Doubling Down on Failed Reforms

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? During the Obama years, the Center for American Progress reliably cheered on the administration’s education policies. As one after another failed, CAP never backed down. Charter schools good. Closing schools good. Common…

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GREAT NEWS: New Zealand is Scrapping National Standards and Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Hurrah for New Zealand! The Minister of Education in New Zealand, Chris Hipkins, announced that the government is putting an end to national standards and charter schools.  “Both National Standards and…

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Trading the Dependable Ford for a Lemon

I have been considering the proper analogy for charter schools. I chose something that most people can relate to, cars. I chose a Ford because I have one that has been dependable for 300K miles. It has a few blemishes … Continue reading

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Is School Privatization Agenda Shifting to Vouchers? Charter School Advocacy Organization Collapses

Originally posted on janresseger:
On Wednesday, Politico New York‘s Morning Education update briefly covered a pro-charter schools advocacy day in Albany, New York and then noted, “The rally comes as the old guard of charter advocacy in the state officially…

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Attention: I Am Stepping Back to Write a New Book

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? I write this post with a mixture of joy and sadness. And exhilaration! I have been blogging every day for five years. I post whatever interests me and whatever I think will…

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A New Start in New Jersey?

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
New Jersey’s public schools welcomed a new governor last month, after a bruising 8 years of Chris Christie.  It is not necessary to recap all of the previous administration’s battles with the state…

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White Kids Need Black History, Too

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? It’s Black History Month. ? That means your local public school is pulling out all the stops. ? We’re making murals of artists from the Harlem Renaissance. We’re jamming to jazz, blues, R&B and hip…

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Managing Teacher Dilemmas: Algebra 2, the Gateway Course (Education Realist)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
This post comes from the blog Education Realist. While I usually avoid postings from anonymous authors, this full time teacher who writes under the pseudonym of Education Realist is…

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Louisville: Takeover by Secretive Group of the Elite?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Parents and education activists in Louisville are very upset about a quiet coup taking place behind closed door. A group of about 80 of the city’s business leaders has been meeting to…

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