Daily Archives: October 15, 2018

Jeff Bryant: What Betsy DeVos Did While You Were Distracted by Kavanaugh

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You must always remember that Betsy DeVos is working every day to promote vouchers and charters, no matter what story is in the headlines. While the nation was obsessed with the crucial battle…

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Delaware Charter School News: As School Closes Abruptly for Low Enrollment, State Receives Fed Grant to Expand

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In examining the two most recent charter school stories on Delaware Public Media (“Delaware’s Source for NPR News”), I was taken with the irony of charter school reality. The most recent story as of this writing…

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Bob Shepherd Ruminates on the Sad History of Columbus Day

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I did not get this essay from Bob Shepherd in time to post it on Columbus Day. Some years ago, I read the book by the priest Bartolomeo de las Casas to which…

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Teacher Autonomy – An Often Ignored Victim of High Stakes Testing

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? ? When I think of the modern day public school teacher, I think of Gulliver’s Travels. ? Not because I’ve ever taught the Jonathan Swift classic to my students, but because of its most indelible…

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John Thompson: Will Education Be the Issue That Sinks Oklahoma’s Republican Gubernatorial Candidate?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In recent years, Oklahoma has been a reliably Republican State, but this year may be different because of the state’s teacher uprising. John Thompson writes here about the way that teachers and parents…

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Andrea Gabor: When School Choice Means No Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Andrea Gabor is the author of the new book, “After the Education Wars,” a penetrating account of the mistakes of the reform movement. She writes here about the wrong turns taken by charter…

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Whatever Happened To Service Learning?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Fads come and go in education as any teacher or administrator over the age of 30 knows. Service learning, however, was not (and is not) a fad. Defined broadly…

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