Daily Archives: August 14, 2018

D.C.: Prominent Charter Chain is Abandoning Its D.C. School, Can’t Make it Work

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Democracy Prep is leaving the District of Columbia. Its charter school is a failure. Interestingly, Democracy Prep was chosen to take over the Andre Agassi Charter School in Las Vegas after that well-funded…

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STEM Education Severs the Arts from the Sciences

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
   What’s the most effective way to dumb down a nation? ? ? Focus on How without Why. ? ? That’s really the biggest problem with the pedagogical fad of STEM education. ? ? There’s nothing…

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Dobbie and Fryer: Charter Schools in Texas Make Little or No Difference

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Roland G. Fryer and Will Dobbie are economists who study charter schools, among other topics. Fryer’s research has been subsidized heavily by Eli Broad. For several years, he studied the value of incentives…

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