Daily Archives: October 5, 2018

Florida: Voucher Fraud Stiffs Teachers, Taxpayers, No One Cares

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Scott Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel writes here about a voucher school that is a sham, but the state doesn’t care. Does anyone in Florida care about accountability for taxpayers’ money, or about…

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Hess and McShane: Why Did the Bush-Obama Reforms Fail to Achieve Their Goals?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rick Hess and Michael McShane of the AMERICAN Enterprise Institute bring a fresh perspective from their perch on the right. Writing in the conservative journal Education Next, they speculate on the reasons for…

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What to Do to Support Students Who Are Chronically Absent from School?

Originally posted on janresseger:
Two new reports—from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and from Attendance Works—explore chronic student absenteeism and its consequences for student achievement and graduation.  Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states must begin reporting data about students’…

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Opinion Piece by Three of Kavanaugh’s Classmates: He Lied Under Oath. He Should Not Be Confirmed.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Three of Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale classmates wrote an opinion article for the Washington Post. Charles Ludington, Lynne Brookes, and Elizabeth Swisher say that they were classmates and “drinking buddies” with Kavanaugh. Each has…

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