Daily Archives: March 22, 2018

Cynthia Nixon on Why She Is More Qualified to Be Governor Than Cuomo

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A quote from Cynthia Nixon on why she is more qualified to be governor of New York than Cuomo: “My chief of staff has not been convicted on three counts of bribery —…

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Watch Members of Congress Try to Get DeVos to Answer “Yes” or “No”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? This 6-Minute video is worth your time. Watch frustrated Members of the House Appropriations Committee (not the Senate) try to get Betsy DeVos to answer questions with a “yes” or “no.” She…

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John Thompson: Why Teachers Might Walkout on April 2

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? John Thompson, teacher and historian, explains in “The Progressive” why teachers in Oklahoma are primed for a mass walkout. To be sure, they were inspired by the strike in West Virginia. But…

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EdWeek: Congress Rejects Trump-DeVos Education Budget Proposals

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? EdWeek reports that Congress’s new budget ignored the funding proposals by the Trump administration’s to slash education spending and shift large sums of money to choice.  Congratulations to a bipartisan coalition in a…

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Center for American Progress: The Highly Negative Effects of Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The Center for American Progress published a useful review of voucher research, which concludes that going to a voucher school is equivalent to losing 1/3 of a year of schooling. Over the…

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Betsy DeVos Runs into Wall of Opposition at House Appropriations Subcommittee Budget Hearing

Originally posted on janresseger:
Betsy DeVos presented her Fiscal Year 2019 Education Department budget request to a House Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday. The hearing was sort of like last year’s contentious confirmation hearing all over again. DeVos was presenting the…

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