Daily Archives: May 3, 2018

Teacher Pay So Low That Districts Are Hiring Foreign Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Dana Goldstein has an  article in this morning’s New York Times about how some states and districts are filling teacher vacancies caused by low pay. They are hiring teachers from other nations…

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International Protest Against Pearson

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tomorrow. ? Teachers from across the globe tell Pearson investors: Stop the exploitation of vulnerable kids! International protest and actions planned at annual shareholders meeting For Immediate Release What: Teachers from around the…

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Arizona: Legislature Passes Budget, Meets Teacher Demands in Part

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Tens of thousands of teachers in Arizona went out on strike last Friday, demanding a restoration of deep budget cuts over the past decade and pay raises. The legislature passed a new…

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Arizona: Can #RedForEd Stop Rampant Privatization?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Eric Blanc, writing in the Jacobin magazine, describes the epic battle that is unfolding in Arizona between the privatization movement and most of the state’s teachers.  For most of the past two…

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Kalamazoo, Michigan: Attention, Billionaires! A Program That Works!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? I recently visited Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where I learned about a very successful program called “The Kalamazoo Promise.” The concept is simple: Every student who attends the Kalamazoo Public…

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We want our children to be a priority: Parent of GRPS Special Education student speaks out

Originally posted on Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy:
The following interview was recently conducted with Brenda Bierens, a parent of a special education student in the Grand Rapids Public Schools. Bierens is also a member of the Disability A-Team…

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Growing Trend: Arizona School Districts Hiring Foreign Teachers on Temporary Guest Worker Visas

Originally posted on janresseger:
The press has widely reported teachers walking out in the past week due to desperate conditions in the public schools of Arizona and Colorado. In a new blockbuster follow up report for the NY Times Dana…

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