Daily Archives: February 6, 2019

Bill Phillis: Stop Wasting Money on Charter Schools and Fund Real Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Phillis a a retired deputy superintendent of schools in Ohio. He follows the money and tracks how much corrupt charter operators have diverted from public schools. Note in the previous article that…

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California: Governor Newsom Asks for Independent Review of Fiscal Impact of Charters on Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The strike by the UTLA in Los Angeles just claimed an important victory. As California law now is written, the grant of a charter is not supposed to take into account the fiscal…

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Florida: Legislator Wants to Exempt Those Over 65 from School Taxes

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Manny Diaz, chair of the Florida Senate Education Committee,  plans to introduce legislation to exempt people over 65 from paying school taxes. This would destroy public education, since its funding depends…

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Forbes: Can AltSchool “Save Itself from Failure”?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Susan Adams, an editor at Forbes, took a close look at AltSchool, a billionaire-funded effort to reinvent American education by putting kids on computers.  Max Ventillaleft Google tolaunch his startup. He’s raised plenty…

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ALEC and Corporate Reformers Make It Hard for Teachers to Cement Gains from Last Year’s Strikes

Originally posted on janresseger:
How can we rid our states of all the education “reform” that has, over the past two decades become part of state education laws—or which legislatures friendly to corporate reform continue to introduce? All this state…

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