Daily Archives: September 14, 2018

Washington Post Fact-Checker: Trump Establishes Historic Record!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Glenn Kessler, whose column in the Washington Post is called “The Fact-Checker,” writes that Trump set a record today. He surpassed 5,000. That is, he has made 5,000 (actually 5,001) misleading or demonstrably…

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Politico: Voucher Forces Conceding Defeat in Arizona Voucher Referendum Before the Vote

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
According to Politico Morning Education, the pro-voucher forces are throwing in the towel before the November referendum on Prop 305. Prop 305 would overturn a law passed last year to offer unlimited vouchers.…

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Outrageous: Congress Increases Funding for Charter Schools to $440 Million

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In 2016, the General Accounting Office—watchdog of the federal government—published a report warning about waste, fraud, and abuse by charter school operators. Every day, there are new reports of shady real estate deals…

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New York Times: Teachers and Their Second Jobs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Our society shows its disrespect for teachers by not paying them a salary they can live on without working a second job. In state after state, the powers that be have cut taxes,…

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TIME: “I Work Three Jobs and Donate Blood Plasma to Make a Living”: A Teacher in America Today

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
TIME magazine has made the discovery that teachers in America are underpaid. North Carolina teacher Stuart Egan noticed that TIME had done a dramatic turnaround. So did I. But I thought of TIME’s…

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New York: Commissioner Elia’s Misleading Description of State Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
New York State Commissioner of Educatuon MaryEllen Elia defended the state tests in a letter to the editor of an upstate newspaper. What was interesting was what she did not say. She wrote:…

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Ohio Releases 2018 School Report Cards, Brands Poorest School Districts with “F”s

Originally posted on janresseger:
Yesterday, Ohio released school district report cards that reflect the test-and-punish theory that if we hold schools accountable for raising students’ test scores and graduation rates, teachers will somehow rise to the occasion and find a…

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