Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

DeVos Ally, New Leader of For-Profit K12 Inc. Promises to Clean Up Its Shoddy Record

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Over the years, it has become obvious that virtual charter schools are a sham. ECOT in Ohio was a spectacular failure, which made millions for its for-profit owner (“the ECOT man”) but cost…

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Chaos in Detroit Charter School: Leader Fired, Refuses to Go, Board Suspended

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Just when you think you have heard everything that can go in the charter industry, along comes a story about the Detroit Community Schools, a charter that is in chaos. Not because of…

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How Can School Choice Destroy the Public Schools in Your Community?

Originally posted on janresseger:
In his column last week for the Education Opportunity Network, Jeff Bryant examines a scary question: Can school choice create the conditions that entirely shut down a community’s public school system?  Bryant reports on Michigan where…

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American Academy of Pediatrics Suggests “Prescriptions for Play” for Children Ages Two Years and Younger

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In August 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a paper that includes a “prescription for play” for children ages 2 years and younger. For those who are unsure what “play” might be, AAP offers…

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Valerie Jablow: How the Mayor of D.C. Tried to Pack the Chancellor Selection Committee with Charter Allies

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Jablow, a D.C. public school parent, keeps close watch on the politics of the District of Columbia schools. In this post, she shows how the Mayor, Muriel Bowser, ignored the letter of…

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Democracy Now: Meet Fighters for Educational Justice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a great and pertinent segment of Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now,” featuring leaders of the fight for Educational Justice in our schools. The activists on the front lines include Jitu Brown, National…

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