Daily Archives: October 15, 2019

Trump Acts on “Gut Instinct”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
James Hohmann of the Washington Post writes that Trump makes consequential decisions without consulting people who are deeply knowledgeable about the consequences. IDEA: President Trump tweeted last week about his own “great and unmatched…

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Inside the shadowy world of the Arkansas school-“choice” movement – Part 5

Originally posted on Like a renegade…:
When people ask what newsrooms are like, I usually explain the environment and dynamics thusly:  Imagine that every day represents a holiday dinner and that every single person in your lovably quirky yet highly…

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Inside the shadowy world of the Arkansas school-“choice” movement – Part 4 – Cutting off the head of the snake

Originally posted on Like a renegade…:
UPDATE: My report on APSRC’s relationship with the SAU Foundation will be posted tomorrow. I’m still piecing all of my documents together. The Arkansas State Board of Education, during what appeared to be a…

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Inside the shadowy world of the Arkansas school-“choice” movement – Part 3

Originally posted on Like a renegade…:
In late 2016, the Arkansas Public School Resource Center’s department heads – aka “team leaders” – were asked to write goals for a grant application for another three-year round of Walton funding.  This proved…

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Inside the shadowy world of the Arkansas school-“choice” movement – PART 2

Originally posted on Like a renegade…:
Need to catch up? Read part 1 by clicking here.  After taking a job with the Arkansas Public School Resource Center in August 2016, I spent the next few months planning the annual statewide…

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Inside the shadowy world of the Arkansas school-“choice” movement

Originally posted on Like a renegade…:
Simply put, I needed a job.  In December 2014, I’d wrapped up a 21-year career as a newspaper reporter. I spent 15 of those years at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.  After leaving the paper, I…

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Teresa Hanafin: British Couple Arrested, Sent to Detention Center

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Teresa Hanafin of “Fast Forward” of the Boston Globe wrote the following: ? While you were sleeping: The BBC reported a stunning story about a British couple, their 3-month-old baby, and their relatives…

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Teacher Ken Muses About Trump

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a very provocative post by Teacher Ken Bernstein, who blogs at Daily Kos. Ken has been teaching government for decades. When he muses about Trump, it’s worth reading.

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State Punches Youngstown with New HB 70 Assault on Local Control of Public Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
Officials from the Ohio Department of Education have begun replacing the locally elected school board in Youngstown with a mayoral appointed school board. This week we learned about one more extension of autocratic state power backloaded…

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Teaching with Technology in Public Schools

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Since the early 1980s with the appearance of desktop computers in schools, questions about their presence in classrooms have been debated. Access to, use of, and results from new…

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