Monthly Archives: June 2018

An Empire of Death That Made the Sackler Family Billionaires

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Purdue Pharmaceuticals manufactures Oxycontin. Oxycontin is the most widely used opioid. Opioid abuse has caused at least 200,000 deaths. The New York Times reports that an internal Justice Department investigation determined that Purdue…

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John Merrow: Which Side Are You On? Whose Side Are You On?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Merrow has seen the light. Once you begin to doubt the testing regime, nothing ever looks the same again. The usual ed reform conversation begins to sound like “how many angels can…

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For A Change: A Bit of Positive News from U.S. Dept. of Education—on College Loan Debt

Originally posted on janresseger:
The past couple of weeks have brought three pieces of positive news about the U.S. Department of Education’s massive student loan program. I.     Legal Injunction Blocks—for Now—Controversial DeVos Policy Only Partially to Reimburse Students Defrauded…

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