Daily Archives: October 26, 2016

Ohio: Superintendents Blast School Grades 

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The state’s grades for school districts in Ohio were released, and they were mostly awful. The idea for giving letter grades originated with Jeb Bush, and no one has ever produced an iota…

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Charles Foster Johnson: Why Texas Pastors Oppose Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In the annual fight in Texas over school vouchers, one of the strongest, most consistent defenders of public schools is an influential group known as zpastors for Texas Children. They believe in the…

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Carol Burris: Why the Shine is Fading from the Charter School Movement, Part 4

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris concludes here her fourth installment of the sad story of the charter school movement in California. What once was a movement intended to help and collaborate with public schools has been…

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Wisconsin’s Special Needs Voucher Program Only Fills Half the Available Seats; Many Go to Existing Voucher Students

Originally posted on Educate All Students, Support Public Education:
Note the reporting on St. Marcus (highlighted in report). Date: October 24, 2016 Stop Special Needs Vouchers <stopspecialneedsvouchers@gmail.com> Greetings from Stop Special Needs Vouchers!  Please feel free to forward widely, and…

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Why the History of School Reform is Essential for Policymakers, Practitioners, and Researcher

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read.  And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past.  On the…

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