Monthly Archives: November 2019

Angie Sullivan: Nevada Must Increase Education Funding by $1 Billion!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Angie Sullivan regularly writes blast emails to every member of the state legislature and to the state’s journalists. Here is her latest: CCEA members voted at a General Meeting yesterday to raise dues.…

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Houston: HFT Files Lawsuit to Block State Takeover

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is one reason why unions are valuable for teachers and public schools. Unions have the resources to go to the courts to fight capricious actions, like the pending takeover of the Houston…

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North Carolina: Teachers Must Become Politically Active to Improve Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
LeAnna Erls Delph is a veteran teacher of sixth grade students in social studies and language arts in Asheville, North Carolina. She is a member of the Governor’s Teachers Advisory Committee, is the…

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Nancy Bailey: A Summit of Education Vandals

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In her latest post, Nancy Bailey draws a contrast between a summit of fake education leaders and the summit that actual teachers reach when they teach their students and fight for their students…

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MIchael Tomasky: Why Billionaires Are Bad for Democracy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Let me explain why I post articles critical of billionaires on a blog about (mostly) education. Our nation, our states are underinvesting in education. Our teachers are underpaid. Class sizes, especially in urban…

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Charter Schools Undermine the Public Schools Which Serve the Very Children Cory Booker Worries About

Originally posted on janresseger:
On Monday, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker published a column in the NY Times to announce his support for charter schools. I’ll give Booker credit for being honest. Until now, as an active candidate for the…

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Michigan: State Takeover of Detroit Schools was a “Costly Mistake”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Koby Levin of Chalkbeat reports that a study of the state takeover of Detroit’s public schools–which lasted for 15 years–was “a costly mistake.” The state was supposed to solve intractable problems that elected…

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Study: Charter Schools Do Not Create a Rising Tide That Lifts All Boats

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The conservative school-choice advocacy organization Thomas B. Fordham Institute published a report claiming that the existence of charters raises test scores in surrounding public schools. The claim is that “a rising tide lifts all…

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Pittsburgh Mayor’s Tantrum About School Finances Proves He Doesn’t Understand Education or Equity

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is steaming mad and he doesn’t care who knows it. ? On Tuesday he raved that Pittsburgh Public Schools’ finances should be taken over by the state – the same fate…

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Education Through Friendship: One Man’s Story (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
This is a five-part story of a long friendship in which I learned a lot about life outside of the schooling I received. See Part 1 for why I…

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