Monthly Archives: January 2019

Washington State: Charters Fail to Make a Difference

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
“ ? Poor Bill Gates. He has poured billions into reinventing education, and nothing has worked. Nothing! Not even in his home state. One of his fondest desires was to open charter schools…

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West Virginia: Governor Refuses to Add Charter Schools to Pay Increases

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Republican legislators in West Virginia want to tie pay increases for teachers—which they were promised when they went on strike last year—to the introduction of charter schools and vouchers. They think…

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Democrats Will Introduce Bill for Massive Investment in Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Will Republicans in Senate kill it? Will Trump veto it? It’s an important step towards recognizing that public schools—not charters or vouchers— are the basic foundation of education and democracy. ? January 30,…

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Bob Shepherd: How Long Will the Love Affair with Standardized Testing Go On?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As a nation, we are hypnotized by standardized tests and the scores they produce. We forget that the tests and the answers are written by human beings. The tests are not objective, except…

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By Striking, Teachers Are Demonstrating Society’s Failure to Value our Children and Their Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
The 30,000 striking teachers in Los Angeles won better conditions for their students —smaller class size maximums, more counselors, librarians and nurses and an addition of 30 Community Schools with wraparound medical and social services for…

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Koch Brothers Plan to Disrupt Public Education, the “Lowest Hanging Fruit”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? This is a shocking development: The infamous billionaire Koch brothers have a plan to disrupt American education, beginning with five states. Their goal is to break up the public education system and…

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Jersey Jazzman: The Charter Scam in Camden, New Jersey

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jersey Jazzman (aka Mark Weber) has been preoccupied both teaching and earning his doctorate degree, but fortunately he did earn the degree so he is blogging again, shining the light of accuracy and…

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Linda Darling-Hammond Disappoints in Cleveland City Club Address

Originally posted on janresseger:
Linda Darling-Hammond is a national figure in the field of education policy.  She is the President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute at Stanford University, where she is an emeritus professor of education, and she…

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ADHD Drugs Associated with a Dramatic Increased Risk for Parkinson’s

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Estimates indicate that approximately 11% of school-aged children in United States have attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Further, approximately 2/3 of these children are currently being medicated for this diagnosis.…

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CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Has A Hammer

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
“Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been busy lately, making actual somewhat-public appearances and talking about all her favorites subjects. Thursday it was the 87th annualUnited States Conference of…

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