Daily Archives: February 26, 2019

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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