Daily Archives: August 21, 2018

Florida Judge Orders Charter-School-Concealing “Amendment 8” Removed from November 2018 Ballot; Appeal Expected

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Leon County (Florida) Circuit Court Judge John Cooper found in favor of plaintiffs, League of Women Voters, in a suit filed in July 2018 against Ken Detzner in his capacity as Florida…

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“You Can’t Be What You Can’t See”

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
David Kirp wrote the following review in the Washington Post of a recently published book by Milbrey McLaughlin–“You Can’t Be What You Can’t See.” Full disclosure: McLaughlin has been an…

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Wisconsin: This is Not a Joke: Scott Walker is Touting His Record as “the Education Governor”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Scott Walker will face off against Democrat Tony Evers in November’s gubernatorial election. Evers is the state superintendent of education. Walker is running on his “education record,” which includes busting the teachers’ union,…

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William Mathis: What Standardized Tests Measure and What They Can’t Tell Us

Originally posted on janresseger:
Since 2002, when the federal No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law, American public schools, and later their teachers, have been evaluated by the standardized test scores of their students.  States have been required…

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Eva Moskowitz’ High School is “in Chaos”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Eva Moskowitz, the Queen of no-excuses charter schools in New York City, has a problem. Her high school, according to Chalkbeat, is “in chaos.” Someone leaked a tape recording of her speech to…

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DPE 2.0 The City Fund

Originally posted on tultican:
Billionaire Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, has joined with billionaire former Enron executive, John Arnold, to launch an aggressive destroy public education (DPE) initiative. They claim to have invested $100 million each to start The City Fund.…

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