Daily Archives: September 6, 2018

Washington Post: Why Betsy DeVos Failed

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Washington Post has a new national education writer, Laura Meckler. She published an excellent article yesterday about the big-time failure of Betsy DeVos to accomplish anything in D.C. as Secretary of Education.…

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Nationwide Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Public Schools in All Areas Except One

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
   Waylon Jennings classic country hit advises Mama’s not to let their babies grow up to be cowboys. ? Now, I guess we can add teachers to that list. ? According to the 50th annual PDK…

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SAT in Trouble, Father Files Class Action Suit Due to Recycled Questions

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed reports that the SAT is facing more trouble than usual due to its practice of recycling questions. His story begins: The SAT periodically faces controversies, such as…

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William Mathis: What Americans Think About Their Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
Every September Phi Delta Kappa conducts and publishes a poll tracing Americans’ opinions about public education. The findings of the first PDK poll were published in the Kappan magazine in November 1969, and the poll has been…

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