Daily Archives: May 2, 2018

Charter school rules force menstruating students to bleed through pants

Wow! There are limits to “school discipline” and this has crossed the line.  NPR Illinois has the disturbing story of the Noble Network Charter Schools allegedly draconian practices. According to the report students and teachers felt that the methods employed … Continue reading

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NPE Action Endorses Adrienne Spinner for Guilford County Board of Education in North Carolina

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Network for Public Education Action Fund is pleased to endorse the candidacy of Adrienne Spinner for the Board of Education in Guilford County, North Carolina. Adrienne Spinner has earned the Network for…

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Kentucky: GOP Gov. Bevin Moves to Seize Control of Jefferson County Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is moving fast to smash public schools. First, he ousted several members of the state board of education, which promptly ousted the state commissioner of education. The board…

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Linda Darling-Hammond on the Teacher Walkouts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Linda Darling-Hammond writes here about the historic protests by teachers now sweeping through red states.  She writes: “A nation that under-educates its children in the 21st century cannot long survive as a…

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Reader: What the Boston Globe Did Not Say About Massachusetts Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Christine Langhoff, retired teacher in Massachusetts, writes: ? The big news of the week of course, was the ruling by the MA Supreme Judicial Court that the cap on charters is constitutional.…

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Arizona: State Must Spend $2 Billion to Rebuild Its Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? A new report assessed the needs of Arizona’s schools and concluded that the state must spend an additional $2 Billion to upgrade its schools.  Arizona ranks 49th in the nation for teachers’…

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Trump and Congress Launch Libertarian Attack on Poor Adults; Forget All About The Children

Originally posted on janresseger:
Paul Ryan’s firing of the chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives has cast a bright light on the absence of any kind of public ethics in public policy coming out of the Trump administration and…

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Thirty Fifth Anniversary: A Nation at Risk

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
? In the late-1970s, at a time when Japanese and German products began outselling U.S. cars and electronics and an economic slump loomed, corporate leaders expressed deep concerns over…

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Dear Kanye, The Same Impulse That Enslaved Black Minds on the Plantation Stokes Your Admiration for Trump

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Kanye West is a brilliant musician. ? I start with that reminder because he’s also a jackass. ? The same iconoclastic impulses that make him so fascinating to listen to on the mic make him…

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Politico: Why Some States Can’t Raise Taxes to Pay for Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Politico explains why some states can’t raise taxes to pay for education and other public services. Conservative Republicans, obeying their puppet masters at ALEC (funded by the Koch brother, the DeVos family,…

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