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Laura Chapman: The Espinoza Decision Was a Farce, Because It Was Moot!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Our reader Laura Chapman read the Supreme Court decision in the Espinoza case, both the majority decision and the dissents. The majority decision said that if a state offers a scholarship program for…

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Dana Milbank: America Slides Back to the Medieval Era

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
My favorite Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank summarizes where our “leaders” are in responding to the global pandemic. No wonder the EU won’t allow Americans to enter its borders. Sen. Rand Paul doesn’t…

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Pastors for Texas Children Speaks Out Against the Espinoza Decision

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states with private school scholarships must provide similar funding to religious schools. This was bizarre because the Montana Supreme Court had already banished the state’s private school…

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No Matter What Trump Says, School Choice Is Not the Civil Rights Issue of our Times

Originally posted on janresseger:
Twice in the past couple of weeks, President Donald Trump has been out promoting school choice as the civil rights issue of our times. Trump went to Dallas,Texas, supposedly to discuss the recent tragic police killings…

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Newsweek: Betsy DeVos Steals from the Poor and Gives to the Rich

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Readers of this blog know that Betsy DeVos decoded, against federal law and precedent, that CARES coronavirus funding should be divided among all students, rich, middle-income, and poor. She stuck to this decision…

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Educators of Color and Education Scholars of Color Speak Out Against Failed Billionaire-Backed “Reforms”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Over 600 educators of color and education scholars of color have signed a statement opposing failed billionaire-backed “reforms” intended to privatize public schools and deprofessionalize teaching. The statement was drafted by Kevin Kumashiro…

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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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