Daily Archives: May 23, 2018

New York City: A Retired Teacher Who Is in Love with Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Martin Raskin taught in the New York City public schools for many years, and he is now retired. He is obsessed with collecting memorabilia about the city’s public schools, especially his own elementary…

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Chicago: What Happened to the Kids When 50 Public Schools Were Closed

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago will go down in American history as the mayor who closed 50 public schools one day. It was a brutal act. It showed his contempt for public education.…

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Dumbest Idea of the Month: Massachusetts May Have Computers Grade Student Essays

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There are two ways to go wrong in scoring student essays. One is to have them graded by computers. The other is to have them graded by the low-wage slackers hired by testing…

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Everything You Need to Know about Betsy DeVos’ Termination of Investigation of For-Profit Colleges, Explained by the Daily Show

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Trevor Noah of the Daily Show explains here in a short video everything you need to know about Betsy DeVos’s decision to terminate the unit investigating fraud in the for-profit college sector. This…

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An Interview with a White-Collar Criminologist on DeVos’ Program to Protect Predatory For-Profit Colleges

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Black, a specialist in white-collar crime, discusses Betsy DeVos’ plan to dismantle the U.S. Department of Education team investigating fraud at those predatory for-profit colleges and to staff the Department with veterans…

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Journey4Justice Alliance Documents Unequal Access to Rich Curriculum and Arts Enrichment across U.S. Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
Last week, to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the Journey4Justice Alliance released a report, Failing Brown v. Board: A Continuous Struggle Against Inequity in Public…

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Personalized Learning: Panel Discussion

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
I was part of a panel at the annual conference of Education Writers Association held in Los Angeles, May 16, 2018. The panel included: April Chou, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative;…

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Dan Patrick, Lt. Gov. of Texas, Should be Voted Out of Office

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dan Patrick sees the flurry of school shootings as a symptom of America’s moral rot, not a consequence of having 300 million guns around. Maybe if we prayed more, there would be fewer…

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The Walmart-ization of Charter Schools: Goodbye, Little Fish.

Originally posted on deutsch29:
If you plan on operating a small charter school– one that defies the market principal of scaling, of becoming part of a charter chain– then take a hint from Cypress Academy, a small, New Orleans-based charter…

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