Daily Archives: November 14, 2019

Texas: The IDEA Charter FlimFlam

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos has awarded more than $200 million to the IDEA charter chain to expand in Texas and beyond. IDEA plans to swamp San Antonio, El Paso, and other cities. IDEA promises that…

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Texas: A Power Grab to Squeeze the Public Out of Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Parent activist Lynn Davenport posted this warning about a “public-private partnership” that leaves out the public. Corporate interests are plotting to privatize public schools while hiding behind the facade of the “portfolio model,”…

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Justin Parmenter: Why N.C. Governor Cooper Vetoed a Pay Raise for Teachers: It Was a Sham!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Justin Parmenter, an NBCT teacher in North Carolina, explains in this article why Democratic Governor Roy Cooper vetoed a pay raise for educators passed by the ultra-conservative state legislature.  He begins: Asheville…

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How School Choice Works: The School Has the Choice to Close Mid-Year and Transfer Its Students

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
How school choice works: Florida parents and students think they have chosen a charter school. School decides to close mid-year.  Parents and students are informed less than three weeks prior to closure…

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