Daily Archives: May 16, 2018

Ohio: K12 Inc Asks State for Exemption for Transfers from Closed ECOT

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The largest virtual charter school in Ohio was the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT). Its for-profit owner William Lager collected over $1 billion in taxpayer dollars since it opened in 2000. He gave…

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EdNext: Charter School Rate of Growth Drops to an All-Time Low

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Education Next, the pro-charter, Pro-Choice publication, reports that the growth of charter schools fell to an all-time low of only 1% between 2017 and 2018. Despite the $200 Million the Waltons give annually…

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Peter Greene: What Arne and Margaret Got Wrong About Education Reform: Everything

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene commented on the opinion piece written by Arne Duncan and Margaret Spellings about education reform, in which they lament the lack of courage and vision by those that succeeded them. How…

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NEPC’s 6th Annual Report on Full-Time Virtual and Blended Schools:

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The National Education Policy Center released its sixth annual report on full-time virtual and blended learning schools. The report was written by Gary Miron, Christopher Shank, and Caryn Davidson of Western Michigan University.…

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Chicago: “You Can Thank Karen Lewis for the National Wave of Teacher Insurrections”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There are very few people I have met in my lifetime where I had one meeting and was instantly smitten. Karen Lewis is one of them. In the fall of 2010, I was…

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A Bizarre Report from The Century Foundation about Those Exceedingly Rare “Diverse” Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Century Foundation is a liberal think tank in New York City that is on the wrong side of the charter school debate. For years, it has issued reports claiming that charter schools…

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Surprise! Bill Bennett Opposes Teachers’ Strikes

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Bennett was Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of Education. He went on to become a multimillionaire from the royalties “The Book of Virtues” and other books. He is a hero to conservatives and homeschooling…

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Betsy DeVos Tours Orthodox Jewish Schools in New York City to Promote Vouchers, No Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos toured two Orthodox Jewish schools on her first official visit to New York City. Having attended religious schools herself, she supports vouchers for religious education. Orthodox yeshivas have been in the…

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