Daily Archives: May 22, 2018

Bob Schaeffer of FairTest: News about Testing Across the Nation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is the weekly round up of testing news from FairTest, which has been fighting the misuse of standardized testing since 1973: The message from parents, students, educators and community leaders could not…

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In Past Decade, U.S. Had 57 Times More School Shootings as All Other Major Countries Combined

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Do not normalize school shootings as an everyday occurrence caused by too many doors, video games, Ritalin, or other inconsequential things. CNN reports that the U.S. rate of school shootings far outpaces all…

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Julian Vasquez Heilig to The Century Foundation: “97.81% of Charters Schools are NOT ‘Diverse by Design'”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Recently The Century Foundation issued a report about charter schools that are “diverse by design.” The report was intended to show that charters are capable of producing integration (more than public schools) because…

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How New York City Department of Education Protects Principals Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Susan Edelman, reporter at the New York Post, often gets scoops, and this one is a doozy. Several principals have been accused of sexual harassment. Some have caused the city to pay out…

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Jitu Brown: “We Call for a Moratorium on School Privatization Now!”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Watch this powerful 2-minute video, in which civil rights leader Jitu Brown tells the dramatic story of the Dyett hunger strike in Chicago, which lasted 34 days and compelled the city to keep…

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DeVos Declares: In Public Schools, the Child Becomes a Constituent, the State Replaces the Family

Originally posted on janresseger:
Uh-oh!  Last week Betsy DeVos got in trouble again. Every time she speaks about her work at the U.S. Department of Education, DeVos gets herself in trouble.  We’ll see if it happens again today as she…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dissents Ferociously from 5-4 Decision Curbing Workers’ Rights

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented in strong terms from today’s Supreme Court Decision curtailing workers’ Rights. As the oldest Justice, age 85, she has many admirers who count on her to…

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