Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

SomeDAMPoet On Arne Duncan’s Education Ideas

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Our blog poet was recently inspired to write about Arne Duncan’s truly terrible ideas about education. Worst ideas all the way down Duncan’s worst idea Is resting on another And what is very…

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Trustees of Houston Independent School District Protest State’s Hostile Privatization Plan

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Two trustees of the Houston Independent School District strenuously object to the state’s plan to disrupt and takeover the district. It is no accident, they say, that such takeovers target predominantly black-and-brown districts.…

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Peter Greene: Charter Leader Jeanne Allen Says LA Should “Fire All the Teachers”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Talk about a hard line! Jeanne Allen of the Center for Education Reform urges LAUSD to fire all the striking teachers! PeterGreene writes about it here. Jeanne Allen is a true rightwinger, out…

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Chicago Teachers Union Blasts Duncan for His Criticism of UTLA

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This statement was released today by the Chicago Teachers Unuon, the pioneers of #RedForEd in 2012. Now is a good time to remember CTU President Karen Lewis and her inspirational leadership of the…

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Remoralization of the Market (David Brooks)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times. This op-ed appeared January 11, 2019. In many of the posts over the past nine years I have…

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Cancer incidence and mortality rates decline, but not for poor Americans

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
In 2016, the overall cancer death rate was about 20 percent higher for those who live in the poorest counties compared with residents of the most affluent counties. https://journalistsresource.org/studies/government/health-care/cancer-statistics-socioeconomic-disparities-research/

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Southern Poverty Law Center: What Mollie Tibbett’s Family Did about the “Immigration Crisis”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Southern Poverty Law Center is one of my favorite charities. It fights hate and bigotry in all its forms and it is super-busy these days. Here is a story that I just…

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Rebecca Klein: The Los Angeles Strike Will Affect the Future of the Democratic Party

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rebecca Klein, education editor at Huffington Post, predicts that the LA teachers strike will play a large role in the future of the Democratic Party. Oneof the reasons for the strike is the…

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