Monthly Archives: November 2018

No, Robert Pondiscio, School Choice is Not a “Moral Agenda”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Yesterday, I participated in a panel discussion at the Washington Post about national issues in education with Robert Pondiscio of the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Dean Bridget Terry Long of the…

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Louisiana: The “Miracle School” That Was a Fraud

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
About five weeks ago, I read a story onlineabout a small private school in Louisiana whose students had a 100% college entry rate and were admitted to America’s most selective colleges and universities.…

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Yong Zhao’s Must-Watch Lecture on “Side Effects in Education”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a video of Yong Zhao’s brilliant lecture on education reform at Wellesley College on Bovember 1. He called it “What Works May Hurt. Side Effects in Education.” He recently published a…

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DeVos Again Protects For-Profit Colleges and Federal Loan Servicing Contractor at Expense of Vulnerable Students

Originally posted on janresseger:
Betsy DeVos once announced: “Government really sucks.”  She doesn’t like government regulation, and she prefers to free up the marketplace.  One of the best places to observe her penchant for deregulation is in higher education, where…

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Teachers, It’s Okay to Smile

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? I’m standing in front of my first period class after a long Thanksgiving break. ? Papers are rustling. ? Pencils are being sharpened. ? Voices are lowering to a whisper. ? And it occurs to…

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Chalkbeat: “Indiana’s War On Teachers Is Winning”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Indiana declared war on its public school teachers when Mitch Daniels was Governor. The war against teachers intensified ubderGo Ernie Mike Pence. Now districts across the state are experiencing teacher shortages. https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2018/11/27/indianas-war-on-teachers-is-winning-heres-what-superintendents-say-is-causing-teacher-shortages/ This…

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Beto O’Rourke on the Crisis at Our Southern Border

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I received the following message from Beto O’Rourke. I’m on his mailing list because I contributed to his campaign for the Senate. He makes so much sense that I wonder why the Trump…

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Randi Responds to Betsy’s Lies on FOX News

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Oh, I can’t wait until the House of Representatives begins to question Secretary DeVos about her reversal of civil rights protections, her reversal of federal protections for students with debt incurred at fraudulent…

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Teacher-Led Schools: The Mouse and Hippo

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Groups of teachers founding charters, taking over failing schools, or simply creating different ones is a smart idea. It is worthwhile and needs much support to spread since teachers…

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Teach for America Is Looking for a Lobbyist. Interested?

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On November 15, 2018, Teach for America (TFA) posted this Linkedin job listing for a government affairs manager (in other words, a lobbyist). Though TFA is fine with putting inexperienced college grads in classrooms as temp…

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