Daily Archives: January 6, 2020

Nancy Bailey: How Corporate Reform Is Wrecking Suburban Schools Too

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nancy Bailey is an experienced classroom teacher who is now retired. She and I co-authored a glossary to explain the duplicity of today’s phony school “reforms,” called Edspeak and Doublespeak. We discovered that…

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A Teacher and a Parent: Why Charter Reform Is Needed

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Liat Olenick was a charter school teacher. Fatima Geidi was a parent of a charter student. They write in a joint article that proposals by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren should not be…

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Economists Ate My School – Why Defining Teaching as a Transaction is Destroying Our Society

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? ? Teaching is one of the most misunderstood interactions in the world. ? ? Some people see it as a mere transaction, a job: you do this, I’ll pay you that. ? ? The input…

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Indiana: State Graduation Rate is 87%, but for Charters, It is 40%

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Why do the Disrupters continue to insist that charter schools will “save poor kids from failing schools,” when the evidence continues to accumulate that this is simply not true. According to the latest…

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Betsy DeVos Defends Her Indifference towards Defrauded Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last month, Betsy DeVos testified to Congress about her role in the student loan program.  Her Department hounded students to pay back loans instead of canceling them because their for-profit college defrauded them.…

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