Daily Archives: September 5, 2018

Rahm Boasts About His Record as Chicago’s “Education Mayor”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Let’s hear it for Rahm Emanuel. He is not running for a third term. He boasts about his education record. He closed 50 public schools in a single day. That was historic! Some…

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Carol Burris: New Orleans Was No Miracle, and It is No Model for School Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Corporate reformers have touted the New Orleans “transformation” as proof that privatization works. The recipe is simple: First, get a natural disaster to wipe out all the public schools. Then, fire all the…

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Arizona: Governor Ducey Packed the State Supreme Court to Block #RedForEd Funding (and Broke His Promise)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Governor Doug Ducey added two new members to the Arizona Supreme Court to ensure that the court would strike down an effort to raise the state income tax off the ballot in November.…

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Wendy Lecker: The Movement for Public Education is Underway!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wendy Lecker is a civil rights attorney at the Education Law Center who is a columnist for the Hearst Connecticut Media Group. She writes about a powerful new movement: My 18-year “career” as…

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Now an Ohio Election Issue: Who Allowed ECOT to Scam Ohio Taxpayers for 17 Years?

Originally posted on janresseger:
The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) has been shut down, but fortunately in this election season there may be more accountability than anybody who has been watching this long, long story unfold might have expected.  In…

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Leonie Haimson on Gates’ Latest Folly

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Gates Foundation has a new idea: it is putting $92 Million into “networks.” For the Gates Foundation, this small amount is more like a tip than an investment. The writer for “Inside…

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