Daily Archives: September 26, 2019

Valerie Strauss: Betsy DeVos Expresses Her Contempt for Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Valerie Strauss is not surprised yet disappointed that Betsy DeVos kicked off her “back to school tour” at a religious school in Milwaukee, flaunting her contempt for the vast majority of students…

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Cory Booker’s Long and Profitable Friendship with Betsy DeVos, and Why It Ended

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Cory Booker was recently interviewed by the Washington Post, and he was asked about his past support for vouchers and his friendship with Betsy DeVos.  He insisted that he turned against vouchers…

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Stand for Children: Using Its Oregon Money to Influence Louisiana’s 2019 BESE Election

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
I have been watching for out-of-state money influencing Louisiana’s October 2019 state board of ed (BESE) elections. On its 09/10/19 filing, one PAC, Stand for Children LA IEC, reported $420K in contributions;…

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Techno-Optimists Meet School: School Wins (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
? Protests then and now—even fictitious student Bart Simpson–have not stopped technological innovations. That is the power of techno-optimism. Change is good. Change means progress. Changes makes life better.…

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