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Tonight! A Bipartisan Requiem (or Celebration) for the Failure of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Political Morning Education reports a big event in D.C. tonight where partisans of the test-and-punish education policies of the past twenty years will gather to rededicate themselves to their failed programs. Will these…

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New York Times: How Warren Plan Would Reduce Billionaires’ Fortunes

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times published an analysis of how Elizabeth Warren’s tax plan would affect the giant fortunes of the nation’s billionaires.  If you subscribe to the Times, you can see how each…

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Success Academy Class Of 2020 Sheds 239 Scholars Along The Way

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
The New York Post recently ran an editorial about the SAT scores of the Success Academy senior class of 2020.  Of all the different numbers they referenced, one that I took note of was…

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Nancy Bailey: If Only Students Could Sue Betsy DeVos and the Corporate Reformers for the Damage They Have Done

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nancy Bailey writes here about the long-term damage that corporate reformers (the Disruption movement) have inflicted on two generations of students. If only students could sue them for ruining their schools! If only…

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John Thompson: How Billionaire “Reformers” Messed Up the Public Schools of Tulsa

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and recently retired teacher in Oklahoma, assays the damage that corporate reformers and their patrons have inflicted on the public schools of Tulsa. The district is overflowing with Broadies and…

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La. Schools Graded F for 4+ Years Mostly Serve Low-Income Students of Color

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On November 06, 2019, Louisiana’s 2019 school and district grades were made public. To herald the occasion, the Baton Rouge Advocate published an article entitled, “44% of Louisiana Public Schools Need Major Improvements; 45K Students Attend…

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Houston: The Double Standard That Favors Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
W. J. Gumbert left the following comment about the state takeover of Houston, based on the low test scores of one high school. For the uninitiated, Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan…

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Kamala Harris’ Extended-School-Day, Childcare Legislation

Originally posted on deutsch29:
US senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has introduced a bill to extend the elementary school day so that it better aligns with the traditonal, 9-to-5 workday in the name of helping low-income parents with…

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Big Win for Denver Public Schools

Originally posted on tultican:
By Thomas Ultican 11/7/2019 Denver voters rejected the portfolio model of school management on Tuesday. Candidates endorsed by the teachers union were the victors and the “corporate school reform” candidates lost. Leading up to the election,…

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John Thompson: Why School Integration Matters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? John Thompson, historian and retired teacher in Oklahoma, reviews an important recent book. It is ironic that the evidence for the value of integration grows at the same pace as resegregation.  …

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