Daily Archives: October 16, 2015

Real Estate Investors Jump Into Charter $chool Market, See Large Annual Profits

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A report in the Wall Street Journal describes the gold-rush atmosphere that attracts real estate investors to charter schools. The risk in the investment is diminished because the schools have a steady stream…

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Duncan Still Working on His Legacy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Reader Chiara sent the following comment about new funding by the U.S. Department of Education for for-profit ventures. Since when did ED become a source of venture capital for start-ups? “Duncan’s cranking up…

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Nevada: Teacher Shortage Near Crisis Point

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Elaine Wynn, president of the Nevada state board of education, said that the teacher shortage had become a dangerous situation for the schools. The shortages are most pronounced in schools enrolling high proportions…

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Fred Klonsky: ESEA Bill Includes Rewards to Bondholders for Limiting Special Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Fred Klonsky hosts special education expert Bev Johns, who explains that social impact bonds (SIB) encourage investors to take over government responsibilities and make a profit. Special education advocate Bev Johns has written…

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Corporate Reform Summit in Denver: Critics Are Not Welcome

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Foundation for Excellence in Education, the privatization/testing advocacy group founded by Jeb Bush, will hold its national summit in Denver on October 22-23. Since Jeb stepped down to run for President, Condi…

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Jay Mathews: The Case Against Rafe Esquith is a “Classic Witch Hunt”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jay Matthews of the Washington Post says that Rafe Esquith may be the best teacher in America. He is outraged that the LA school board voted to fire him.? He writes: Obviously I’m…

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Who Are “The Disposables”? – from Dr. Mark Naison

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
Here is a “must-read” blog post from my friend Dr. Mark Naison. We are losing millions of lives. They are just disappearing. They are “The Disposables”. Who Are “The Disposables”? My friend Jo Lieb just…

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Eva Moskowtiz is Out of Control

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Fresh off their rally with charter school parents and students on October 7th, “Families” For Excellent Schools has announced that they will hold another rally on Wednesday the 21st of October.   This rally,…

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Texas Education Commissioner to Resign at the End of the Year

http://www.texastribune.org/2015/10/15/education-commissioner-williams-resigning-years-en/ Commissioner_of_Education_Resignation_Letter

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