Daily Archives: April 29, 2019

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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Florida Education Association to Legislature: Stop Robbing Public Schools to Benefit Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Florida is a puzzle. Parents and taxpayers support their community public schools and regularly vote to tax themselves to pay for them. Yet in the general election, they elect legislators who have…

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Frank Biden, His For-Profit Charter Chain, Mavericks in Education, and More

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Frank Biden is the brother of former US vice president and 2020 presidential hopeful, Joe Biden. In 2008, Frank Biden was passionate about charter schools, enough so to become involved with the Florida for-profit charter school…

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