Daily Archives: February 4, 2019

Corporate plan to groom US kids for servitude by wiping out public schools

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
“After five years of research and the publication of The One Percent Solution, Lafer concluded that by lobbying to make changes like increasing class sizes, pushing for online instruction,…

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Ten of 15 Cyber Charter Schools in PA Are Operating Without a Charter – Close Them All

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? ? Cyber charter schools are an experiment that failed. ? ? It’s time to pull the plug and recoup our losses. ? ? First, let’s get straight exactly what we’re talking about here. ? ?…

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Texas Hangs Sword of Damocles Over Houston Schools

Originally posted on tultican:
When the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board refused to privatize four schools, state takeover of the district became likely. States taking over school districts have an awful track record. Takeovers in Philadelphia, Newark, Detroit and…

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Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans: Still Too White.

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans is a French immersion charter school located in New Orleans. According to Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) October 2018 enrollment data (see here and here), Lycée Français’s enrollment…

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Florida: Legislator Introduces Bill to Ban For-Profit Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? State Senator Janet Cruz introduced a bill to ban for-profit charters in Florida. Nearly half the charters in the state operate for profit. They give campaign contributions to key legislators. They are…

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School Reform for Social Justice?*

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Should public schools in a democracy prepare students for what is or what should be? This question about the fundamental role of public schools in a democracy has been asked…

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How Teachers in Baton Rouge Beat ExxonMobil

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In the Public Interest, a nonpartisan organization that fights privatization of public assets, reports good news from Louisiana: ? ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas corporation, often cutting deals…

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SPLC: Debtors’ Prison in the United States

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that people in some states areimprisoned because they can’t afford to pay fees and fines. The U.S. Supreme Court already ruled that this practice is unconstitutional.…

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Chicago: Dollars for Teachers, Milliions for Charter Operator

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? News from Chicago Teachers Union: ? Charter operator CICS would rather spend public dollars on scabs than on student needs. That’s wrong – and we can do something about it. We learned…

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