Daily Archives: November 19, 2019

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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An Urgent Issue in Troubled Times: Building the Will to Support Public Education

Originally posted on janresseger:
For this blog, I’ve been tracking the explosion of new vouchers in Ohio, a similar expansion of the cost of school vouchers in Wisconsin, the proposed closure of the storied Collinwood High School by Cleveland’s mayoral-appointed…

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Elite Preschool Boasts that 95% of Its Graduates Enter Kindergarten

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
From the Onion.

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