Daily Archives: March 20, 2018

Mitchell Robinson: Why Schools Are Not Like Uber or Lyft, or, the Hoax of “Choice”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Betsy DeVos thinks that school choice is just swell. After all, she said, people should be able to choose schools the way they choose modes of transportation, like hailing an Uber or…

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The Onion: Teach for America Celebrates Three Decades of Helping Bright College Graduates Pad Their Law School Resumes

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? This is The Onion, a humor website. Humor strikes close to home. “Recognizing the aid the organization has provided to young people struggling to escape the pressure cooker of the nation’s most…

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Michigan’s Unaccountable, Failing Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Education Trust published a report in 2016 about Michigan’s charter sector. At the time, there was hope that Governor Snyder and the Republican-dominated legislature might pass a law establishing clear accountability standards. But Betsy…

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Tom Ultican: Leader of “Destroy Public Education” Group in Indianapolis Will Go National

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Tom Ultican shows how The Mind Trust has dutifully implemented the rightwing agenda in Indianapolis. Fattened with big contributions from far-right foundations, the Mind Trust has done  a thorough job of undermining…

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Trump Administration Trying to Blame School Discipline for Parkland Massacre

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Daniel Losen of the UCLA Civil Rights Project warns that the Trump administration is trying to pin the blame for the Parkland massacre on the Obama era school discipline policies, which sought…

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Joanne Yatvin: The Purpose of Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Joanne Yatvin is a former teacher, principal, superintendent, and president of the National Council of Teachers of English. ? Far too many politicians and ordinary citizens have forgotten that the purpose of American…

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Texas’ Sham-Firing of SPED Director Laurie Kash Over SPEDx: More Details.

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On March 04, 2018, I wrote my first post related to the for-profit SPEDx, a company that purports to analyze special education data and issue reports on that data. Among my concerns is the fact that…

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Poverty, Eviction, Homelessness and Spiraling Inequality = An Income-Inequality Achievement Gap

Originally posted on janresseger:
Last Thursday evening, about 2,000 greater Clevelanders drove downtown to attend a free program at the State Theater, the largest of the old movie palaces now restored to become a theater district. The program was supposed…

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