Daily Archives: August 26, 2019

Carl J. Petersen: Watch Nick Melvoin Give Away Public Facilities to the Charter Industry

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carl J.Petersen describes the machinations of Nick Melvoin, a school board member who was put into office by the money of the charter school lobby. As blogger Michael Kohlhaas has demonstrated by publishing…

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Louisiana: The Failure of Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When I first started writing this blog in 2012, Louisiana’s then Governor Bobby Jindal was crowing about his new voucher plan. He and his state commissioner John White insisted that vouchers were a…

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Former KIPP CEO Michael Feinberg Is Now President of a Nonprofit That Doesn’t Exist

Originally posted on deutsch29:
As noted in the August 22, 2019, Houston Chronicle, KIPP charter school chain co-founder Michael Feinberg is suing KIPP for defamation related to his 2017 firing related to allegations of sexual misconduct. According to the article, Feinberg’s…

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Blaming Schools for Student Absences is Like Denouncing Doctors for Disease

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? If something is wrong with children, it must be the school’s fault. ? Right? ? If kids can’t read, write and do ‘rithmetic, the teachers must not have taught ’em right. ? It couldn’t have…

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One Way or Two-Way Traffic? The Policy to Practice Street

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The past half-century has seen record-breaking attempts by policymakers to influence how teachers teach. Record-breaking in the sense that again and again (add one more “again” if you wish)…

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