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I was looking at a video on Youtube and this was video was beside it. Advertisements

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Ohio: Achievement Gaps Widen More in Charter Schools Compared to Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ohio has done its very best to promote charters and vouchers. But it did a great disservice to charters by putting them in the state base. The data are there for all to…

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Florida Squanders $1 Billion on “Schools Without Rules”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a story about vouchers in Florida, where the state constitution forbids the use of public funds “directly or indirectly” for religious schools. Message to school-children: Ignore the state Constitution. It is…

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Rethink and Rollback the Expansion of AP and IB

Originally posted on tultican:
What if the education reform ideology is wrong? What if the ideology of reform was based on an incorrect understanding of developmentally appropriate pedagogy? In a 2006 hearing before the senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions…

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The Great Tennessee Achievement School District Experiment Finally Comes To An End

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Six years ago the Tennessee Achievement School District launched with a five year mission to, in their words, ‘catapult’ schools in the bottom 5% into the top 25%. This is their old website,…

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Not Two Months Into School Year, NJ Charter Sends “Special Announcement” About Immediately Dumping Students

Originally posted on deutsch29:
School started for students at the M.E.T. Charter School in Newark, NJ, on August 29, 2017, which happened to be the day after the school’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. On October 19, 2017, M.E.T.S. sent the parents of…

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Cartoons on Addiction to Technology

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The following collection of cartoons on technology addiction come from a blog post at Examined Existence. I selected the ones that had not appeared on posts that I had…

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Jeanne Kaplan on David Osborne’s Campaign for Privatization

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
If you are old enough, you may remember that David Osborne was the guru of privatization and competition during the Clinton administration. His message was that public servants are lazy and unaccountable and…

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Mother Jones: New Mexico Reverses Course, Puts Science Back into the Curriculum

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mother Jones earlier reported that the state of New Mexico had written science standards intended to placate climate change deniers and creationists. The state took modern science out of the science curriculum Now,…

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Laura Chapman on North Carolina’s “Innovation School District”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Laura Chapman writes: This is the new “public policy.” I see that the Oregon backers of Achievement For All Children in North Carolina paid state politicians for the right to substitute charter schools…

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