Daily Archives: April 22, 2019

DeVos Funnels $116 Million to Open 20 Charter Schools in El Paso, Which Will Devastate Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Should Amy O’Rourke, Beto’s wife, send a thank-you note to Betsy DeVos? Betsy DeVos has awarded a huge grant of $116,755,848 to the IDEA charter chain to open 20 new schools in…

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Congress Should Defund the Charter Schools Program and Invest the Money in Title I and IDEA

Originally posted on janresseger:
The Network for Public Education published its scathing report on the federal Charter Schools Program three weeks ago, but as time passes, I continue to reflect on its conclusions. The report, Asleep at the Wheel: How…

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Schools That Hinder Opt Outs Are Participating in Their Own Demise

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
You can’t be a public school and still ignore the will of the people. ? That’s the problem at too many districts across the country where narrow-minded administrators are waging an all out war on parents…

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Low Salaries, High Rents, Poor Teaching Conditions Create Widespread Shortage of Qualified Teachers

Originally posted on janresseger:
You’d have to be pretty out of touch to have missed that teachers, who have been striking all year from West Virginia to Kentucky to Oklahoma to California, have been showing us their pay is inadequate…

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Kansas: Students, Parents Rebel Against Mark Zuckerberg’s Summit Learning

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Today, the New York Times posted a story about a rebellion in Kansas against Mark Zuckerberg’s Summit Learning platform.  They said NO to Facebook’s “personalized learning,” which replaces teachers with Chromebooks. Good…

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