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Rob Levine: Charter School Praised by “New York Times” Is in Academic Distress (LINK ADDED)

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Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last June, the New York Times published a gushing piece about the success of a segregated charter school in Minneapolis. The author, Conor Williams of the New America Foundation, worried that Betsy DeVos’s…

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Burning Down the House at TEDxCCSU – Speaking Truth to Power with a BOOM!

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Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
There’s a reason our society rarely hands teachers the microphone. We’ll tell you the truth. Oh, we’re too good mannered to be brazen about it. We’d rather encourage you for trying than criticize you for getting…

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Teacher Appreciation Week is a Pathetic Joke!

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Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, America! All over the country, millions of educators can look forward to a free burrito. Or maybe an Arby’s sandwich. Or a complimentary donut. Because we REALLY appreciate teachers here. What a…

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Trump says our schools are “Flush with Cash!?” They’re Falling Apart!

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Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Donald Trump lies. If you haven’t learned that yet, America, you’ve got four more cringe-inducing years to do so. Even in his inaugural address, he couldn’t help but let loose a whooper about US public schools.…

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Vouchers, and Growth Scores, and Bears, Oh My!

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Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s designated nominee for Secretary of Education, appeared before the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions late Tuesday afternoon.  Before I comment further, here is an obligatory picture…

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The Fall of Trump: A New Image of the Donald

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Originally posted on Humor in America:
Tracy Wuster ? In September, I collected a range of images of Donald Trump in “The Summer of Trump: Clown, Gasbag, Monster, Anti-PC Hero, and Other Images of THE DONALD.”  Like many people watching…

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I’m With Her, Literally

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Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
On Sunday, I attended a fund-raising event for Hillary Clinton. I have met her on several occasions in the past, beginning in 1984, when I stayed overnight at the Governor’s mansion in Little…

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KIPP gets to hide almost all important data from the public

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Originally posted on GFBrandenburg's Blog:
The KIPP chain of charter schools has been criticized for a number of things, including high attrition rates among both teachers and students, high salaries for its CEOs, and large expenditures on advertising. They…

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John Bel Edwards has not Taken Office and Already his Team has Made Some Major Missteps

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Originally posted on Crazy Crawfish:
I am not happy. I’m actually quite pissed off and had to take extra blood pressure medication today to prevent my head from exploding off my shoulders.  I think I am like a lot of…

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Education Reform in Louisiana: A PAC of Lies and Liars.

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Originally posted on Crazy Crawfish:
It’s been a few weeks since the final BESE elections wrapped up in Louisiana. (BESE is Louisiana’s elected state school board. The board as 8 elected positions and 3 appointed by the Governor and is…

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