Daily Archives: March 1, 2018

John Thompson: Oklahoma City Schools Under Siege by Reformers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, teacher and historian, writes here about the invasion of the privatizers in Oklahoma City. ? Every January, the start of National School Choice Week marks the beginning of The Oklahoman editorials in…

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What Science Says About Guns in Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There have been many studies of the effects of introducing more guns into schools. It doesn’t make them safer. ‪Here’s what the science says about bringing more guns into schools: it doesn’t work…

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Indianapolis: Why Are White Parents Afraid to Send their Children to School with Black Children?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Matthew Gonzalez and his wife decided to move from the suburbs to the city of Indianapolis to enjoy the arts and culture and other amenities found in cities. But what to do about…

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The Topic That Reformers Forget: School Funding Is Not Fair

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The latest report of the Education Law Center demonstrates the unfairness of funding in many states. When funding is unfair, equal educational opportunity is sacrificed. Somehow, this crucial topic never makes it…

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New Brief Examines Injustice in U.S. Public Education Fifty Years After the Kerner Commission Report

Originally posted on janresseger:
Fifty years ago, on March 1, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson’s National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders released what has come to be known as the Kerner Commission Report (named for the Commission’s chair, Otto Kerner, then…

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