Daily Archives: June 18, 2020

Police Reform and School Reform (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Public schools and police departments are core community institutions. Locally controlled, there are 18,000 police departments and over 13,000 school districts in the U.S. State legislatures and city councils…

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Police Reform and School Reform (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Amid widespread protests against police violence against African Americans, calls for reform from ending neck restraints to “defunding” police departments have monopolized TV newscasts and newspaper headlines. Social media…

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No, School Choice is NOT “the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In his speech about reforming policing, Trump veered off into a bizarre claim that school choice is the “civil rights issue of our time.” See the video here. At a time when hundreds…

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Federal CARES Act Public Education Relief Dollars Quietly Flow into the Coffers of Charter Schools and Private Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
Many charter schools are taking advantage of their public/private status to double dip into more than one stream of federal CARES Act dollars. And Betsy DeVos has also been shifting the rules on distribution of CARES…

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Texas: IDEA Charter Chain Promises to Curb Its Big Spending

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The IDEA charter chain has ambitious plans to expand, with the help of more than $200 million from Betsy DeVos’s charter slush fund (also known as the federal Charter Schools Program, which was…

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