Daily Archives: September 24, 2018

Open letter to Texas voters

Originally posted on The Mind of Hammy:
Dear Texas Voters, As the 2018 midterm elections draws closer, we have many choices to make at the voting box. Local offices matter. State offices matter. But nowhere is the choice more stark…

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After Seven Years, The Failure Of Tennessee’s ASD Is Finally Made Official

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Seven years ago, as part of Tennessee’s Race To The Top plan, they launched The Achievement School District (ASD).  With a price tag of over $100 million, their mission was to take schools…

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Who is Behind the Leaders in Education PAC?

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In preparing for my presentation on “dark money” in purchasing elections for promoting ed reform (i.e., charters, vouchers), a presentation for the Fifth Annual Network for Public Education (NPE) conference in Indianapolis, IN, on October 20…

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Arizona: What a Joke! Gov. Ducey Wants to Reform Charter Law!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arizona has a Charter Law that ignores nepotism, conflict of interest, Profiteering, frauds, scams, etc. Now Governor Doug Ducey is in a tight race with educator David Garcia, and Ducey wants to “reform”…

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Valerie Strauss Is Astonished by Betsy DeVos’s Chutzpah

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss was dumbfounded by the irony of Betsy DeVos’s speech on Constitution Day. First, she criticized colleges “for abandoning truth.” “What she didn’t say was that the president for whom she works…

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Peter Greene: DeVos Speaks Out Against Trump..and Herself

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene writes here about a speech that Betsy DeVos gave at the National Constitution Center, defending free speech and truth. “The final stretch of her speech is remarkably like the home stretch…

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Cartoons on Child Rearing and Kids in School

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For this month, I have selected cartoons that poke fun at practices parents use to create “good” children–be it traditional or non-traditional. I also include the interactions between teachers…

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