Daily Archives: May 9, 2018

Arizona Voters: Did You Pay for the $8.4 Million NYC Condo for BASIS Charter Founders?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Columnist E.J. Montini of the Arizona Republic is all over the charter scams that are common in his state. One of his favorite subjects is the BASIS charter chain, which is regularly lauded…

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Bill Phillis: Will Ohio Pass Legislation to Stop Destructions of Local Governance?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Phillis, retired deputy superintendent of education inland founder of the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy, wonders if the Ohio Legislature will act to stop state takeovers of fiscally ailing districts. He…

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How New York’s “Quisling Democrats” Enabled the Rise of Trump and the Power of Roy Cohn

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is fascinating article by Frank Rich in New York magazine about the powerful and mostly liberal Democrats who bent the rules on behalf of an ambitious, self-promoting young Donald Trump and his…

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John Thompson: How Reformers Expain the Failure of Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? In case you hadn’t noticed, corporate reform has failed. It is dying. Only money keeps it going. Its true believers know it is dead but they are paid handsomely to pretend there…

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Testing Expert: Be Wary of Misinterpreting International Assessments

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Assessment experts Judith Singer and Henry Braun wrote an article for Science warning about the risks of misusing the results of international tests. The article is behind a paywall, and I don’t…

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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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Politico Guide to the Teacher Strikes

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico has a brief roundup of the 2018 teacher actions: http://go.politicoemail.com/?qs=42211ea26a63ff96a6a173ebf69fc016555c413b9e45a65e332b1e79da7b4d7986f9937834dc8a6fc4ecbdd0a7304a90 TEACHER STRIKES – A GUIDE TO THE SPRING UPRISING: A free lunch and retail-store discounts await educators in honor of National Teacher…

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Trump Administration Wants to Change Child Labor Rules and Prepare Teens for Dangerous Jobs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bloomberg News reports that the U.S. Department of Labor has proposed reducing regulations that prevent teens from working in dangerous jobs. The Labor Department plans to unwind decades-old youth labor protections by allowing…

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