Monthly Archives: January 2020

Slaying Goliath: We Are Not for Sale

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
I have been blogging regularly about the impact of market-based education reform upon American education for seven years. I began this blog on January 25, 2013, following numerous months of responding in…

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Tom Ultican Explains Corporate Education Reform and the Assault on Dallas Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? This is a very engaging video interview of Tom Ultican, an expert on corporate education reform, explaining the federal takeover of public schools via No Child Left Behind and Race to the…

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Why We Should Talk About Opportunity Gaps Instead of Achievement Gaps

Originally posted on janresseger:
Last week, the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) devoted its newsletter to exploring the meaning of the words we use to describe and compare educational attainment. NEPC reports that according to a web search, “use of…

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Steve Hinnefeld: Voucher Schools Should Not Be Allowed to Discriminate. And They Should be Regulated.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Indiana blogger Steve Hinnefeld reports here that a Democratic legislator has proposed a bill that prevents voucher schools from discriminating against students, staff, or families based on their religion, race, sexual orientation, or…

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Cartoons on Technologies Today

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
OK, I confess: I cannot resist cartoons that poke at Americans’ love of technologies. Sure, affection for new machines and devices is age-old. From colonial times to yesterday, Americans–not…

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Trump Administration’s “Junk Food Loophole” is Symptomatic of School Privatization

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Who wants children to eat more junk food? ? ? Apparently the Trump administration does. ? ? This seemed to be the Department of Agriculture’s concern when it announced plans last week to further reduce…

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Public School Funding: In Too Many States, It’s All about Subtracting and More Subtracting

Originally posted on janresseger:
Let’s review the importance of school finance. It you think this topic is too arcane to think about, consider who has been teaching us about the importance of school funding for two years now, and you’ll…

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Teresa Hanafin: McConnell’s “See No Evil” Impeachment Rules

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Teresa Hanafin writes in the Boston Globe’s Fast Forward: ? You have to hand it to Mitch McConnell:He is quite open about his devotional obeisance to Trump. Just look at the TPP he…

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Valerie Strauss: A Q & A with Me about SLAYING GOLIATH

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss, veteran education writer at the Washington Post, interviewed me about my new book SLAYING GOLIATH.  Her questions get to the heart of the book. I hope you will read the exchange.

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The Future of Public Education Hinges on This Supreme Court Case

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a crucial case called Espinoza v. Montana. The goal of the Espinoza plaintiffs is to strike down state laws that prohibit public funding…

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