Daily Archives: October 16, 2018

Delaware: Betsy DeVos Gives State $10.4 Million to Expand Charters, Despite Lack of Demand

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider noticed a curious fact about Betsy DeVos’s latest handout to charter schools in Delaware. DeVos gave the state $10.4 million to expand charters and “share best practices” only months after a…

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Peter Greene: Even Reformers Have Noticed the Failure of Standardized Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene has noticed that some of the leading reformers acknowledge disillusionment with the “Big Standardized Test.” And yet we plod along, one foot in front of another, obeying a law that requires…

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Robert Pianta Discusses His Study Showing that Family Income Matters More than Public Vs. Private School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a fascinating discussion with Robert Pianta, dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, who recently conducted a study showing what social scientists have said for at…

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Want to Make a Difference? Canvass for Local Candidates You Believe In

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
  ? ? Knock! Knock! Knock! ? I stood there on the porch staring at my own knuckles in disbelief. ? My 9-year-old daughter was looking up at me with a look like “What did you…

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