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MGT Consultants: Profiting from the School Crisis in Gary, Indiana and Taking Over Three Colorado School Districts

Originally posted on janresseger:
This blog will take a late summer break.  Look for a new post on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. In a blog post on Monday, Diane Ravitch warned: “Colorado be very afraid.”  She is commenting on a…

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Parkland Survivors Offer A True Gun Control Plan

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The survivors of the Parkland (Florida) massacre created an organization called March for Our Lives, which pulled together a massive event on the Mall in DC in a few weeks after the shootings.…

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Teaching in the Age of Trump (Andrea Rinard)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Andrea Rinard: “I’m a wife, mother of three, high school English teacher, writer of things, and native Floridian.” This article appeared in Medium, July 13, 2018. ? Full disclosure:…

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Gov. Wolf Tries to Stop Charter Schools Gorging on Public School Funding

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Sooey! Here Pig Pig Pig! ? No one minds that healthy call at the hog farm when it’s time to feed the sows. ? But taxpayers do take issue with it when it’s the call…

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La. PAC Used to Funnel $3M in Out-of-State Billionaire Cash into 2015 BESE Election Disbands

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In 2015, six out-of-state billionaires from four families contributed a combined $3M to influence the outcome of Louisiana’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) election. For the October 24, 2019, primary, out-of-state billionaire spending totaling…

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Ohio’s New State Budget Is a School Voucher Expansion Bonanza at the Expense of Public Education

Originally posted on janresseger:
Ohio has five voucher programs.  Two of them are for students with autism and other disabilities, and their enrollment depends on the incidence of these conditions and parents’ awareness of the availability of voucher funds to…

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New Orleans: How a Student Graduated Although She Could Not Count or Read

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The parents of a student in New Orleans were dismayed when they realized that their daughter would graduate from high school even though she could neither count nor read. She was surely…

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Kentucky: The State’s Attacks on Its Teachers Are Outrageous!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Clifford Wallace and Leigh Wallace, a father-daughter team of professional educators, lambaste state officials for their relentless attacks on the state’s public school teachers.  They begin: Leadership matters. It has the potential…

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This Summer Betsy DeVos Quietly Repealed the “Gainful Employment Rule” on For-Profit Colleges and Trade Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
This summer, while we’ve been reading about candidates running for President in 2020, the tragedy of mass shootings, and the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, deregulation has been perking along at the U.S. Department of Education, even though…

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It Will Take Years to Recover from What’s Been the Matter in Kansas—and Lots of Other States

Originally posted on janresseger:
Governing Magazine just published an extraordinary profile of Kansas state government—what was left of it after Sam Brownback’s tenure.  Last November when a Democrat, Laura Kelly, took office, the new governor found herself assessing the damage…

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