Monthly Archives: August 2020

Walter Stroup: What Texans Need to Know About Standardized Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Walter Stroup is chair of the department of STEM education and teacher development and an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In 2014, as a professor at the University of Texas,…

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Newsweek: Teachers Resigning to Avoid COVID

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The most important concern about reopening schools is the health and safety of students and staff. The Trump administration has adamantly refused to provide funding to states and cities to enable them to…

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Biden and Democrats Turn Away from Two Decades of Test-Based Public School Accountability and Privatization

Originally posted on janresseger:
Joe Biden’s education plan and the Democratic Platform on education this year should be recognized as a significant development. Biden’s plan embodies something new for Democrats—a turn away from two decades when Democrats bought into neoliberal…

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Texas: IDEA Corporate Charter Chain Plans Massive Expansion

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The IDEA charter chain hopes to double its enrollment in Texas. This is the free-spending chain that planned to lease a private jet for $2 million a year but backed off after bad…

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Betsy DeVos: Still Hoping to Divert CARES Act $$ to Private Schools

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
US ed sec Betsy DeVos’ first love is private school choice, and her second love is trying to slice off funding intendend for public education in favor of her first love. Keep…

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Derek Black: Betsy DeVos and the Theft of CARES Funding

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this article in the New York Daily News, constitutional lawyer Derek Black explains how Betsy DeVos used her authority as Secretary of Educatiin to send federal dollars intended for public schools to…

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The 2020 Repugnican National Convention

Originally posted on Bob Shepherd | Praxis:
? Good evening, and welcome to the 2020 Repugnican Convention. But first, a word from our sponsors, Vladimir Putin and Goya Beans. We are brought together this evening to show that it can happen…

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In This 2020-21 Pedagogical Twilight Zone, Value Relationship.

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Thursday, August 20, 2020, was my first day of school for this COVID-19, 2020-21 school year. No students yet– the current plan is for students to return after Labor Day. 2020-21 promises…

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Charter School Experiment FAILURE Documented Again

Originally posted on tultican:
By Thomas Ultican 8/17/2020 Marketing and lack of oversight have obscured the failure of the charter school industry. The latest research reported by Carol Burris and her team at the Network for Public Education (NPE) documents…

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My ‘Essential Math For Kids (And Parents)’ Series Parts 1 to 3

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
There’s nothing I like more than talking about math.  There is no math topic that I find too trivial that it is not worthy of intense discussion.  I remember when I was living…

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