Daily Archives: May 8, 2019

Evidence Keeps On Growing: Charter Schools Cannot Be Successfully Regulated

Originally posted on janresseger:
Can charter schools be regulated to protect the public interest, or is it time for a moratorium on new charter schools and ultimately the phase out of the ones we have?  Here are two articles—one digging…

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Considering School Closures as Philadelphia’s Empty Germantown High School Faces Sheriff’s Sale

Originally posted on janresseger:
In her profound and provocative book about the community impact of Chicago’s closure of 50 so-called “underutilized” public schools at the end of the 2013 school year, Eve Ewing considers the effect of school closures on…

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Classroom Teachers are the Real Scholastic Experts – Not Education Journalists

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? When you want an expert on health, you go to a doctor. ? When you want an expert on law, you go to a lawyer. ? So why is it that when the news media…

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Betsy DeVos as Clickbait

Originally posted on janresseger:
It surprised me to hear the word “clickbait” in Betsy DeVos’s working vocabulary.  I wonder if it wasn’t put into her speech—on Monday in Baltimore at the Education Writers Association’s annual meeting—by one of her more…

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Betsy DeVos Frees Alexander Hamilton from Himself

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On May 02, 2019, the Manhattan Institute (MI) honored two individuals at its 2019 Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner. One of those individuals was US Department of Education (USDOE) secretary, Betsy DeVos. Betsy DeVos According to MI, its…

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Valerie Strauss: The Tide Is Turning Against Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Valerie Strauss reviews the education budget of the House Appropriations Committee and notes that budget proposal increases the programs that Trump and DeVos while endorsing an unprecedented cut for the Charter Schools…

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Valerie Strauss Reviews Betsy DeVos’ Performance at Education Writers Association Meeting

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos says there is no such thing as “public money.” This was one of the things she told the nation’s education writers. Valerie Strauss reports on her appearance here.  What comes through…

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