Daily Archives: March 2, 2020

John Thompson: Public Schools in Oklahoma City and Tulsa Are Sinking Because of Disruption Policies

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and retired teachers, sees signs of disaster in the policies adopted by Oklahoma’s two biggest cities: Tulsaand Oklahoma City. “reform” (aka Disruption) means closing schools. This is a good time…

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File This in the Department of “Some People Never Learn”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Say this for Eric Hanushek: He never gives up on his obsession with paying teachers more if their students get higher test scores. Arne Duncan built this concept into the requirements of his disastrous…

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Mike Rose Reviews SLAYING GOLIATH

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Rose is a thinker, writer, and scholar whose works I greatly admire. He has the capacity to identify with the lives of those he writes about and to understand their point of…

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Challenges for America’s Forgotten and Overlooked Rural Public Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
Incompetence and bureaucratic rigidity in Betsy DeVos’s U.S. Department of Education is denying the nation’s poorest rural schools the delivery of federal money these districts have already budgeted for essential services. The NY Times‘ Erica Green…

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