Daily Archives: September 10, 2018

Good News! Governor Brown Signs Bill Banning For-Profit Charters! (With a Caveat)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Julian Vasquez Heilig reports that Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to ban for-profit charters. This is very good news. In 2015,he vetoed such a bill. Now, here’s hoping that the Legislature can pass…

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BREAKING NEWS! Florida Supreme Court Tosses Out Appeal for Amendment 8!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Florida League of Women Voters won their legal case to knock the deceptive Amendment 8 off the November ballot! The League of Women Voters case against Amendment 8 wins in the Florida…

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There is Virtually No Difference Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Charter Schools

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Stop kidding yourself. ? Charter schools are a bad deal. ? It doesn’t matter if they’re for-profit or nonprofit. ? It doesn’t matter if they’re cyber or brick-and-mortar institutions. ? It doesn’t matter if they…

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California Gives For-Profit Charters the Boot, K12 Inc. Largely the Reason

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On September 07, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill authored by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty prohibiting for-profit charter schools in California, effective July 01, 2019. From the bill: On and after July 1,…

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A Teacher from Oklahoma Explains Why Brett Kavanaugh Should Not Be Confirmed

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, retire teacher and historian in Oklahoma, cites the testimony of his fellow Oklahoman before the Senate Judiciary Committee: To grasp the threat that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh represents to our…

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Arizona: State Pays 75% More to Subsidize Students in Private Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Grand Canyon Institute of Arizona audits the use of tax dollars that are spent for public and private schools. Under Governor Douglas Ducey, the state has been very generous to private, religious,…

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A Layman’s Guide to the Destroy Public Education Movement

Originally posted on tultican:
The destroy public education (DPE) movement is the fruit of a relatively small group of billionaires. The movement is financed by several large non-profit organizations. Nearly all of the money spent is free of taxation. Without…

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The Arc of Progressivism in Schools (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The Phi Delta Kappan poll of public attitudes toward public education published this month has 78 percent of respondents, the highest ever since 1997, voting to reform the existing…

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