Monthly Archives: March 2019

What Has Betsy DeVos Accomplished? Part II

Originally posted on janresseger:
THIS BLOG WILL TAKE A SHORT SPRING BREAK.  LOOK FOR A NEW POST ON APRIL 9. Yesterday’s post covered Betsy DeVos’s record as U.S. Secretary of Education—examining her failed quest to privatize the public schools and…

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How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings turned baseball into a national sensation

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
This Major League Baseball season, fans may notice a patch on the players’ uniforms that reads “MLB 150.” The logo commemorates the Cincinnati Red Stockings, who, in 1869, became the first professional…

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After Trying for Three Years, Betsy DeVos Fails to Nix Special Olympics Funding

Originally posted on deutsch29:
US Department of Education (USDOE) secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, has been in the news this week for her unfavorable (insensitive? foolish?) decision to propose– and ardently defend– $17.6M in cuts to Special Olympics in USDOE’s…

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Social Justice Humanitas Academy (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Geological strata reveal historical periods of plant and animal life eons ago. Schools  birthed in reform unveil similar strata. In Part 1, I recounted teacher-founders’ (Jose Navarro and Jeff…

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John Merrow: Eight Fixes for the College Admissions Mess

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? John Merrow noted the intense media attention on the recent college admission scandal, where rich parents found ways to buy higher test scores or pay for guarantees of admissions by pretending…

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Texas: New Study Finds That Readability Levels on State Tests are Misaligned

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A new study of the STAAR tests in Texas finds that the readability levels are far above the grade levels tested. Professor Susan Szabo and Professor Becky Barton Sinclair of the Texas A&M…

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What Has Betsy DeVos Accomplished? Part I

Originally posted on janresseger:
The other day I had the opportunity to talk with a U.S. senator’s staffer who told me that opposition to the appointment of Betsy DeVos early in 2017 was unprecedented as measured by the number of…

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BREAKING: Los Angeles Times Exposes Charter School Fraud and Profiteering

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Anna Phillips of the Los Angeles Times has written a powerful expose of California’s “Wild West” charter industry. This is the first of three articles. The article is titled: “How a couple…

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DeVos Wants to Defund Special Olympics, Boost Funding for School Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Betsy DeVos was grilled yesterday in Congressional hearings about her budget proposals. She was repeatedly questioned about her desire to increase charter school funding from $440 million to $500 million a year.…

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“Educational Freedom” is False Advertising! MARCH 27, 2019 BY NANCY BAILEY

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
by Nancy Bailey It sounds so patriotic…Educational Freedom. But public education in traditional public schools is what is truly educational freedom. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other conservatives like former…

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