Daily Archives: April 4, 2018

Florida: Charter School in Financial Chaos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Florida has low standards for opening and running charter schools. Oversight is almost non-existent. The Eagle Arts Charter School is deep in a fincial hole and can’t pay its teachers. ”In a raucous…

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Arizona: Inside a D-Rated Junior High School Where Kids Are Learning

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I have said it before, and I will say it again. Giving letter grades to schools is stupid. How would you feel if your child came home from school with only a single…

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Michigan: Poor Community Under Emergency Management Sold Playground Equipment in Search of $$

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Chris Savage of Eclectablog writes here about the disaster of Governor Rick Snyder’s “emergency manager” plan for poor school districts. In Muskegon Heights, Governor Snyder installed an emergency manager because the poor,…

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Destroy Public Education Proponent Advocates Vouchers

Originally posted on tultican:
Late in March (2018), the Center for American Progress (CAP) released a report on vouchers. CAP, a neoliberal leaning think tank, sums up Their report with this quote, “How bad are school vouchers for students? Far…

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Students Wanted There To be Change and Then Didn’t Like It.

In a Miami Herald article on April 3, 2018, students complained about being required to carry clear backpacks. Dear Student Leaders of MSD High School, YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. You wanted change and when the change happened, then … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Ebonics?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Ebonics was the short-lived Oakland (CA) School Board’s approved program (1996) to teach  black students to parse the way they naturally spoke and wrote at home, in the neighborhood,…

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O Brave New World!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? China has brought surveillance of its citizens to new levels, using face recognition technology.  A woman jaywalked, thinking nothing of it. The police demanded her identity card, but she didn’t have it.…

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Kentucky: Teachers Stand Up for a Decent State Budget, Their Pensions, and Public Responsibility

Originally posted on janresseger:
If you have been watching the courageous teachers, first in West Virginia, now in Oklahoma and Kentucky, standing up for their right to be paid fairly—to have a pension after long years of working with children…

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Every Public School Teacher Should Support Opting Out of Standardized Tests

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Over the last few years, educators and parents have built up a wall of opposition to high stakes testing in the Opt Out movement. ? But now it seems some teachers are starting to tear…

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Oklahoma: Tax Cuts, Deficits, No Pay Raise in 10 Years

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? To understand how bad things are for teachers, children, and public schools in Oklahoma, read this article.  Oklahoma is a red state that followed the ALEC script. Cut taxes, cut taxes, deregulate,…

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