Daily Archives: April 6, 2018

Bad News: Florida Court Upholds Law Allowing State to Put Charter

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? A county court in Florida threw out a challenge to a new state law allowing the state to locate charters over local objections and to draw on local revenues. Charter industry advocates…

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Good News! No Funding for Charter Schools in Kentucky!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? This is a victory for parents, educators and other citizens who love public schools: The Kentucky Legislature passed a two-year budget that does not include funding for charter schools.  The charter lobbyists…

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Maurice Cunningham, part 2: The Curious Incident of Millions Arriving to Fund the Plutocrats’ Favorite Project

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Maurice Cunningham is a treasure. He follows the money involved in efforts to privatize public schools in Massachusetts. In this post, he takes issue with the Boston Globe writer Scott Lehigh, who…

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Maurice Cunningham: Dark Money Returns to Massachusetts to Promote Charters (Again)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Maurice Cunningham is a political scientist in Massachusetts who follows the trail of Dark Money. “Dark Money” refers to groups that conceal their donors and that use phony front groups that pretend…

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Ohio: Charter Schools Spend the Same as Public Schools, Get Worse Results

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stephen Dyer, former legislator and currently a senior policy fellow at Innovation Ohio, writes here that Ohio charter schools spend about the same as public schools but get far worse results. It doesn’t…

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Just Perhaps an Education Spring Is Beginning to Bud

Originally posted on janresseger:
While teachers have been demonstrating in the state capitals of West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kentucky, a huge fight about the subject of their demonstrations—the failure of states adequately to fund public education—has been going on without…

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In Choosing to Strike, Oklahoma Teachers Want More Than a Badly-Needed Salary Boost. They Want Funding for Decent Classrooms.

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Oklahoma teachers are on strike this week. The teachers chose to strike despite Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s signing a bill into law on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in an effort to circumvent the strike. That bill…

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Oklahoma: Must-See Video of Teachers Chanting “Where’s My Car?”LINK ADDED

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin mocked striking teachers by saying they were just like “teenagers who want a better car. “ This video shows teachers rattling their car keys at the Governor and…

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