Daily Archives: August 20, 2018

ICE Orders Dozens of Full-Body Restraints for Immigrants Seeking Freedom

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
They come to America as immigrants seeking freedom. They are arrested, separated from their children, and imprisoned. Their children are sent to distant facilities. Some will never see their parents again. ICE has…

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DeVos Refuses to Defend Transgender Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico Morning Report tells the sad story of Betsy DeVos’ abandonment of transgender students. This administration prefers that these students suffer discrimination and humiliation and bullying. Let it be noted that the DeVos…

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Wisconsin: Two Former Aides of Scott Walker Turn Against Him, Support Evers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A former top aide to Governor Scott Walker turned against him and made an ad endorsing his Democratic challenger Tony Evers. “A second former top aide to Gov. Scott Walker has come out…

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Bill Gates Doles Out $10M for Green Dot Rainier Leadership Academy

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Billionaire school reform experimentalist Bill Gates has decided to spring almost $10M for a Green Dot charter high school facility in Seattle, Washington: Washington Charter School Development, Inc Date: July 2018 Purpose: to fund…

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Gail Collins on The Bane that Is Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A very welcome column about our odious Secretary of Education by the brilliant Gail Collins. The Bane That Is Betsy DeVos https://nyti.ms/2MvmgC5?smid=nytcore-ios-share Today let’s talk about the evil deeds of Betsy DeVos. We’ve…

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Nancy Bailey on Arne Duncan’s Contempt for Educators

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nancy Bailey lists the cushy jobs and boards that Arne Duncan has landed. https://nancyebailey.com/2018/08/12/who-arne-duncan-is-today-speaks-to-his-past-role-as-education-secretary/ Getting into education has been a good gig for him. He’s making plenty money telling the country how terrible…

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A Story about District Test Scores

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
This story is not about current classrooms and schools. Neither is this story about coercive accountability, unrealistic curriculum standards or the narrowness of highly-prized tests in judging district quality.…

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