Monthly Archives: February 2019

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Proposes State Budget that Would Slow School Privatization

Originally posted on janresseger:
Wisconsin’s new governor, Tony Evers released a budget plan on Tuesday that confronts the school privatization agenda of former Governor Scott Walker and what remains a Republican-dominated Wisconsin Legislature.  Wisconsin has been a leader among the…

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Cartoons about School and District Leaders

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Here are some pokes at principals and superintendents that may get you to smile or grimace, chuckle or frown. Some may even get you to laugh. If so, I…

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How DeVos & Co. Use Special Ed. to Privatize Public Schools and End Student Services

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
By Nancy Bailey Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her corporate friends are about dumping civil rights protections regarding IDEA. Special education has become a means to transform public education…

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MIchael Cohen’s Statement

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEBRUARY 27, 2019 Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting…

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D.C.: A Rating System Designed to Destroy Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? This is not a well-known secret: every distribution will always have a bottom 5%. In D.C., under the control of the Mayor, the school system had adopted a rating system that is…

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Essential Reading: Peter Greene’s Expose of Ohio’s State Takeover of the Lorain City Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
Retired high school English teacher in Western Pennsylvania, prolific blogger—and recently a columnist on education at Forbes Magazine, Peter Greene has published the tragic story of the state takeover of the school district where he spent…

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Peter Greene: Is Shelby County (Memphis) Approaching a Death Spiral Due to Charters?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Peter Greene writes here that the invisible hand of the market doesn’t work well for schools. There is no magic in the market. Shelby County in Tennessee is overwhelmed with charters and…

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John Thompson: Oklahoma’s “Staggering” Teacher Exodus

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? John Thompson writes from Oklahoma: The Tulsa World’s headline nailed the big picture, “‘Staggering’: 30,000 Oklahoma Teachers Have Left Profession in the Past Six Years, Report Shows.” The World’s Michael Dekker cites…

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Oakland’s Teachers Are On Strike: How Charters Have Contributed to the School District’s Fiscal Crisis

Originally posted on janresseger:
In Oakland, California the school district is broke, and the teachers are on strike. In a major report published last May, the political economist Gordon Lafer described the fiscal crisis in the Oakland Unified School District…

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Wisconsin: Governor Evers Seeks to Freeze Voucher Enrollments and Charter Expansion

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Recently elected Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has proposed freezing voucher enrollments and charter expansion.  Neither charters nor vouchers have been more successful than public schools. Milwaukee, which has both, is one of…

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