Daily Archives: April 3, 2018

Dana Goldstein: The Red State Revolt, Led by Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Dana Goldstein wrote a history of the teaching profession and now she writes for the New York Times. Here is her latest report on the wildcat strikes. Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma…

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Is It Unseemly for Teachers to Strike for Higher Pay and Funding for Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Is it unseemly for teachers to strike for higher pay? Is it inappropriate behavior? Some people think so. “It’s not a good look on a master’s degree. It’s beneath them. However, it’s…

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Federal Report: Students with Disabilities Lose Their Rights if They Use a Voucher

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
States that establish vouchers follow a strategy of putting the camel’s-nose-under-the-tent. They usually begin by offering a  voucher for students with disabilities. Then they add a voucher for children who are low-income or…

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Desperate Oklahoma Teachers Show Us the Essential Role of Taxes in a Good Society

Originally posted on janresseger:
In his fine book, The One Percent Solution, economist Gordon Lafer describes the widespread attack on public education across the now 26 red trifecta states, with House, Senate and Governor’s mansion dominated by far-right Republican majorities:…

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Arizona: Koch Brothers Lose in Court, Seek to Quash Referendum Against Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Parents and teachers in Arizona gathered over 100,000 signatures to force a referendum on the unlimited expansion of vouchers. The Koch brothers and the DeVos family are pushing for vouchers, and they sent…

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Oklahoma: Thousands of Teachers Walk Out and Head to State Capitol

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Frustrated by years of budget cuts and stagnant wages, thousands of teachers in Oklahoma walked out and joined the protest in the State Capitol. A Facebook group formed overnight to start the revolt.…

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