Daily Archives: May 7, 2018

Why Was a 13-Year-Old Locked Up for Three Days in Bryan, Texas?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Bryan, Texas, has been under investigation by the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education because black students are almost four times more likely to be punished than white…

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Sara Stevenson Srikes Again in the Wall Street Journal

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sara Stevenson, librarian at the O.Henry Middle School in Austin, frequently writes letters to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, refuting the opinion writers’ regular attacks on public schools and teachers. For…

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Charter School Unions Make It Hard to “Fully Control the Teachers.”

Originally posted on deutsch29:
The 74 co-founder Romy Drucker is in an uproar over teachers at charter schools choosing to unionize. You might remember Drucker’s The 74 fellow co-founder, Campbell Brown, as founder of fabricated grass roots Partnership for Educational Justice, an organization…

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Texas: Municipal Bond Firms Side with Traditional Public Schools Against Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The agencies in Texas that finance municipal debt are choosing sides against charter schools. This is good news, but it should not be surprising because charter schools are risky, while traditional schools…

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Grades and Test Scores Don’t Matter. A Love of Learning Does.

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
  My daughter probably would be shocked to discover what I truly think about grades. ? They don’t matter all that much. ? The other day she brought home a pop quiz on sloths from her…

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