Daily Archives: September 18, 2018

Carl Petersen: Why Teachers in Los Angeles Might Strike

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The teachers of Los Angeles have authorized a strike. As you will see in this article by LA parent Carl Petersen, negotiations remain stalled. The district claims it can’t afford to settle with…

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Gary Rubinstein Writes a Letter to the Mega-Donors Who Support Success Academy: “You’ve Been Scammed!”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein notes that Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter chain has been a “success” in attracting huge donations from hedge fund managers. Gary was a charter member of Teach for America and a…

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Jeff Bryant: How the Rich Get Richer by Destroying Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I think we are beginning to understand the real purpose of Corporate Reform. The 1% and their minions repeat ad nauseum that school choice will fix all education problems, lift the poor out…

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Orlando Sentinel Investigated Florida Voucher Schools and the Results Were Alarming

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Orlando Sentinel spent months investigating voucher schools in the state of Florida, and the results were alarming. Even though the state constitution forbids any public money going to any religious school, whether…

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Checks and Balances Help Protect Us from Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on janresseger:
Sam Tanenhaus, the former editor of the NY Times Book Review, is quite a writer, and it is fascinating to contrast the Betsy DeVos we’ve come to know in the months since she became U.S. Secretary…

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