Daily Archives: May 14, 2018

John Merrow: When Will Duncan and Spellings Admit the Failure of Their “Reform” Policies?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Merrow recently served as a judge for the Education Writers Association’s annual reporting awards. While admiring the high quality of journalism that he read, he used his post to excoriate Arne Duncan…

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Justin Parmenter: Here Come the N.C. Teacher Thugs!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Justin Parmenter writes here about a state legislator in North Carolina who denounced the teachers who plan to protest on May 16 as “thugs.” He says, here come the teacher thugs! He writes:…

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Gary Rubinstein: The Truth About YES Prep’s 100% Rate of Acceptance into Four-Year Universities

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein has followed the progress of the schools that claim that 100% of their graduates were accepted into four-year universities. What he usually finds is very high rates of attrition. But in…

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Journey for Justice Reports on Racial Inequities in Education Policy Today

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Today, Jitu Brown and the Journey for Justice will release a report on the steps of the Supreme Court about the continuing failure to enforce the Brown vs. Board decision of 1954. Journey…

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North Carolina Charter Teachers: We Refuse to Be a Trojan Horse to Destroy Public Schools!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/article210896254.html Two charter school teachers in Durham, North Carolina, write that their schools are closing on May 16 to join the protest against the Legislature’s underfunding of public schools. Taylor Schmidt and Morgan…

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The Truth About YES Prep’s 100% College Acceptance Rate

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
YES Prep is a charter chain in Houston that was started by a TFA alum and is currently run by Jeremy Beard, the husband of TFA CEO Elisa Villanueva-Beard.  In the recent US…

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BASIS Charter Debt: Pyrmid-Like Dependence on Opening New Schools?

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In April 2017, I began examining the growing debt of Basis Charter Schools, which originated in Arizona and have since expanded to Washington, DC, and Texas. In the resulting post, I explore Basis’s finances in detail.…

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The Khan Lab School in Silicon Valley (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Thomas is nine years old.* It is 9:45 AM during Advisory time, one of the first blocks of time in daily schedule (there are seven such blocks in the…

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