Daily Archives: January 22, 2019

Los Angeles: Board, UTLA Reach Agreement, Teachers Will Vote on Accord

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The leadership of the Los Angeles Unified School District reached an agreement with the teachers’ union, UTLA. https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/01/22/los-angeles-teachers-reach-agreement-with-district-leaders-end-strike/?utm_term=.c3ff5c71aaea “Beutner said the agreement provides for a 6 percent pay increase for school employees and…

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Peter Greene: Betsy DeVos Explains What’s the Matter with Kids Today

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene doesn’t object to the fact that Betsy DeVos was born rich, married rich, and has always lived in a bubble. But he was taken aback by her conclusion that kids today…

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Republicans Kick Off “School Choice Week,” But Not a Single Democrat Joins Them!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This week is School Choice Week, which ironically was inaugurated in 2011 by President Obama. School Choice, we now know, has been a bust. It defunds public schools and allows charters and vouchers…

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Denver’s Portfolio Model School District Is a Failure!

Originally posted on tultican:
Here is a predictable outcome from the portfolio district. On Jan. 18, 2019, a press release from the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) says, “After ten hours of negotiations today, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association and…

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Los Angeles: How the Resistance Undermined the Propaganda About Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sara Roos, aparent in Los Angeles whose children are no longer in school, muses about the major impact of the Teacher Revolt. It seems there is overwhelming public support for striking teachers (as…

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A Lawsuit Aimed at Civic Education (Beth Rubin)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The National Education Policy Center publishes briefs about policy issues in U.S. schools in need of attention. Beth Rubin of Rutgers University who has written extensively about civic education…

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MAGA Hat Discord

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Heads up: It’s political! ______________________________ On this eve of our nation’s remembering the birth, life, and sacrifice of American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., my thoughts turn toward perhaps the single most divisive…

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