Daily Archives: May 8, 2018

Virginia: Governor Ralph Northam Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Has your governor issued a proclamation acknowledging Teacher Appreciation Week? Governor Ralph Northam of Virvinia did. WHEREAS, strong and effective public schools are essential to the economic prosperity of Virginia, and ensure that…

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Reformers Fearful of Unions’ Efforts to Organize Teachers in Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
If you want to read a real tear-jerker, read this story written for the conservative Philanthropy Roundtable, about whether philanthropists should worry about the inroads that unions are making into the charter sector.…

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EdNext: How Not to Rank Teacher Preparation Programs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Education Next is a conservative journal that can be counted on to support education reform in all its manifestations. However, today it is releasing a new study finding that the most ineffective way…

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New Report: How Much Do Charter Schools Cost Public Schools? Plenty!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
“In the Public Interest” released a new report about the cost of charter schools, and the money they drain from public schools that educate most students. Here is the press release, with a…

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Important New Study Shows How Charter School Expansion Ruins School District Budgets

Originally posted on janresseger:
Across West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona and Colorado, school teachers have been striking all spring to call attention to their miserably low salaries and consequent teacher shortages in their states. Teachers have also been showing us…

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Insider vs. Outsider Superintendents

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In Los Angeles Unified School District, the school board just appointed an outsider, Austin Beutner. Former investment banker, current philanthropist and one-time deputy mayor. Nearly three years ago, the…

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