Daily Archives: April 13, 2018

Oklahoma: Anti-Tax Group Starts Petitions to Block Tescher Pay Raises

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? In Oklahoma, there are conservatives who believe that the highest value is cutting taxes, preferably to zero. With tax cuts comes the collapse of public services, like public schools, law enforcement, and…

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Oklahoma: Teacher Walkout Ends

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The lesson of the Oklahoma Walkout: There is a limit to what can be won if your legislature is bought  and paid for by the oil and gas industry, whose highest priority is…

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The Guardian: Secret Rightwing Strategy Guide to Discredit Teacher Strikes

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The Guardian published a document prepared by a rightwing group that offers messaging advice to states about how to undercut teacher strikes.  Peter Greene reviewed the “messaging guide” here. He writes: “The ‘messaging…

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Kentucky: No Teachers, No Schools, Walkouts Grow

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The teacher walkouts continued and grow larger in Kentucky, where teachers are massing by the thousands in the State Capitol to protest changes to their pensions. The two largest districts in the…

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NAEP Scores Flatline, Achievement Gaps Persist. Millions of Children Are Still Left Behind

Originally posted on janresseger:
For almost two decades since the passage of No Child Left Behind, our society has been operating according to an educational policy scheme by which we say we’ve been holding educators accountable. The two year National…

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Mike Klonsky: My Favorite Paul Ryan Moment

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Mike Klonsky is not shedding any tears for Paul Ryan. He remembers when a Wisconsin social studies  teacher was being honored for his dedication to the humanitarian ideals of Dr. Martin Luther…

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Advocate Reporter Will Sentell Misreports Louisiana TOPS Accomplishment, Refuses to Correct

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
The same day that the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released scores embarrassing to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) headed by state superintendent John White– April 10, 2018– LDOE…

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In Trump’s America, You No Longer Need to Pretend to be Against School Segregation

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? School segregation is kind of like war. ? When asked point blank, no one wants to admit to liking it. ? To paraphrase Motown singer songwriter Edwin Starr: ? ? “Segregation. Huh, Good God. ?…

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