Daily Archives: February 10, 2020

Dispelling the Myths of the College Admissions Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This post was submitted as a comment by a reader who self-identifies as “Democracy”: There’s little question that the SAT and ACT are marginally “good” at predicting success in college. I’ve made this…

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New York City Parent: How “Reformers” Rig the Game So They Always Win

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
One of the regular commenters on the blog signs in as NYC Public School Parent. She wrote the following: The ed reformers have set up a game with rules in which they always…

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Betsy DeVos Personally Saves Philly Student from a Government… Charter School(?)

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In his February 04, 2020, State of the Union (SOTU), President Donald Trump presented a Philadelphia student with a scholarship paid for “personally” by US ed sec, Betsy Devos, all in the…

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National Education Policy Center: The Myth of Charter School Waitlists

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Five years ago, Kevin Welner and Gary Miron explained why you should not believe claims about charter “wait lists.” At the same time that they released this caution (2014), the National Alliance for…

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When Betsy DeVos Goes on the Campaign Trail for President Trump, Here Is the Ideology She Promotes

Originally posted on janresseger:
If you listened to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Message last week, you know that he lauded school choice and attacked government schools: “The next step forward in building an inclusive society is making…

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