Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

West Virginia: Why Teachers Are Still Striking

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? In this article, a teacher in West Virginia explains why teachers decided not to end their statewide strike. Promises from politicians are worthless. They want action. Here is the interview. Go online…

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California: New Report Documents Systemic Waste and Fraud in Charter Industry

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? A new report from the California-based nonpartisan group “In the Public Interest” documents systemic fraud and waste in California’s charter schools Public funding of California’s charter schools now tops $6 billion annually. ITPH…

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When the Supreme Court Limited the Spread of Guns, and the NRA Perpetrated a Fraud

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Justice John Paul Stevens wrote a series of essays about the Supreme Court and its treatment of important issues like gun control. The Washington Post excerpted one of them here, in 2014.…

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Puerto Rico: Five Reasons Why Privatization of the Public Schools is a Rotten Idea

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Jeremy Mohler of In the Public Interest explains why privatization of public schools in Puerto Rico is a very bad idea.  He writes: “Last week, I travelled to Puerto Rico and found…

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In The Public Interest Releases New Report on Widespread Financial Mess in California Charters

Originally posted on janresseger:
Today’s subject is the charter school sector in California, a microcosm of widespread problems with charter schools across the states. Many of us are missing the seriousness of the charter school scandal across the United States.…

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Armed Teachers’ “Negligent Acts” Not Covered by Florida’s School Liability Insurance Policy

Originally posted on deutsch29:
The February 27, 2018, Tampa Bay Times reports that the Florida House Appropriations Committee voted for a new bill, which includes funding a “school marshal” program whereby classroom teachers are to be trained in the use…

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The Awful Plight of the Washington D.C. Schools

Originally posted on tultican:
Washington D.C. schools are classified as a portfolio district by the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE). CRPE is the Bill Gates funded think tank on the campus of the University of Washington whose primary function…

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Arming Already Stressed Out Teachers Will Only Increase the Chance of School Shootings

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? It happened in Georgia yesterday. ? A beloved social studies teacher locked himself in his classroom while his students stood outside the door. ? When the principal came with the key, the teacher fired a…

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