Monthly Archives: April 2019

It Looks As Though Proposed Ohio School Funding Overhaul May Have to Wait Two More Years

Originally posted on janresseger:
There was a sense of hope on March 25th, when Ohio State Representatives Bob Cupp and John Patterson proposed a new, bipartisan school funding plan for Ohio, a plan that was intended to serve as the…

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The Inside Story of the Atlanta Cheating Scandal: A Book You Should Read

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? I just finished reading a compelling book about the famed Atlanta Cheating Scandal. It is titled None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed,…

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Report: Michigan took $4.5 billion from K-12 funds to plug budget holes since 2010

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
By CATHERINE SHAFFER • AUG 23, 2018 Michigan has shifted $4.5 billion from K-12 education funding to universities and community colleges since 2010. That’s according to a new report from the Michigan League for…

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Trump Hits a Milestone: More Than 10,000 Lies!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Washington Post FactChecker Glenn Kessler and his team announced today that Trump had passed a total of 10,000 lies. That is a record, even for him! And he still has another 20…

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How Do You Fix a Broken System? Smash It.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This statement was released today by the Alliance for Quality Education in New York City. ? Despite years of advocacy, court mandates and promises from politicians, the new NYS budget plan once again…

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Betsy DeVos Gave This Charter Chain $225 Million. It Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Betsy DeVos recently gave $116 million to the IDEA charter chain, mostly to expand in Texas. Previously, she had already given millions to IDEA, altogether this lucky business has received $225 million…

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TN Voucher Legislation: Bill Details and Public Reaction

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On April 25, 2019, the Tennessee senate passed an amended version of the school voucher bill that the Tennessee house had passed a day eariler. I could find no article that linked to the actual school…

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How is School Choice “Freedom” When Students Lose School Libraries and Librarians?

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
by Nancy Bailey Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a…

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Teachers! Please Help Tim Slekar with His Research into the Reasons for the Teacher Shortage!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tim Slekar, dean of Edgewood College in Wisconsin and consummate education activist, is writing a book about the teacher shortage and he needs your help if you are or were a teacher. He…

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Philadelphia: Closing a Historic High School to Benefit Developers and Gentrification

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? City leaders in Philadelphia, as in Chicago and other cities, have decided to sell off or give away some of their most beautiful and historic school buildings. In Philly, the school district…

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