Monthly Archives: September 2020

Dana Milbank on the Debate Between Trump and Biden

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I watched the debate in full with a sense of horror and disgust. Trump was a bully. He was rude and overbearing. Trump was obnoxious. He degrades the presidency. There was no fact-checking…

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Derek Black’s Fine New Book Explores the History of America’s Idea of Public Education — Part 2

Originally posted on janresseger:
On Monday, this blog examined Derek Black’s important new book, Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy. Black, a professor of constitutional law at the University of South Carolina, threads together the history…

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New York Times: Trump’s Taxes, Part 2: The Con

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times has a full copy of Trump’s tax returns. No mention of how they got them. Part 2 is a dissection of how eagerly he exploited his name and monetized…

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White House Pressured CDC to Change Guidelines for Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The first set of guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control warned that schools needed to take safety precautions to protect students and staff before reopening. Then in July, Trump and DeVos insisted…

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Jan Resseger Loves Derek Black’s “Stunning” New Book

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jan Resseger read Derek Black’s new book–a history of American public education by a constitutional lawyer–and loved it. I read Black’s book and interviewed him on a Zoom about the book. I too…

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Whatever Happened to Authentic assessment?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
No Child Left Behind drove a stake into its heart. OK, that is a bit dramatic but the standards, tests, and accountability movement that began in the early 1980s,…

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Derek Black’s Fine New Book Explores the History of America’s Idea of Public Education — Part I

Originally posted on janresseger:
Derek Black’s stunning new book, School House Burning: Public Education and the Assault on American Democracy, threads together a history that has rarely been collected in one volume. Black, a professor of constitutional law at the…

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Dana Milbank: The Reichstag Is Burning. Wake Up!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dana Milbank is a regular columnist for the Washington Post. He writes: America, this is not a drill. The Reichstag is burning. For five years, my colleagues and I have taken pains to…

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A Pivotal Moment for U.S. and Public Schools? (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Do individuals like you and me know for sure at the time something occurred that it was momentous, a historic turning point in the flow of events and individual…

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DeVos Loses Fight to Split Public School CARES $$ with Private Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos lost the biggest fight of her tenure as Secretary of Education. Federal judges consistently rejected her legally binding rule requiring states to give private schools a share of the $13 billion…

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