Daily Archives: March 6, 2018

West Virginia Strike Settled! Teachers Win 5% Pay Raise!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Teachers in West Virginia struck across the state, demanding a 5% pay raise. Today, the strike was settled, and teachers won the 5% they sought. “West Virginia lawmakers unanimously approved 5 percent…

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Missouri: Governor Indicted, But Renews His Appointments to State Board: SNAFU!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Republican Governor Eric Greitens was recently indicted for felony invasion of privacy, having been charged with taking nude photos of his mistress or consort and threatening to put them on the Internet.…

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Elizabeth Warren: Betsy DeVos is the Worst Secretary of Education in the History of the Department

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The U.S. Department of Education was created in 1980 as a Cabinet level agency. Its predecessor was the Office of Education, located in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Cabinet Secretaries take…

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Statewide W. VA Teachers’ Strike Should Remind Us to Appreciate What Teachers Do

Originally posted on janresseger:
On February 22, school teachers across all 55 county school districts in West Virginia shut down the state’s schools by going on strike. West Virginia’s teachers say they cannot afford to support their families. The strike…

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When ‘Reform’ Means a Process of Elimination (Beverly Gage)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Because schools are political institutions deeply embedded in American society and as the cliche has it–when the nation has a cold, the schools sneeze–reform after reform has swept across…

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Tulsa: Teacher Turnover Spiked to 35% in Last Two Years

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Deborah Gist, member of Jeb Bush’s Chiefs for Change and former State Commissioner of Education in Rhode Island, is having a hard time holding on to teachers in her job as Superintendent of…

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