Daily Archives: April 17, 2018

NYSAPE Demands Commissioner Elia’s Resignation for Test Fiascoes

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) issued a statement demanding the resignation or firing of State Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. ? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2018 More information contact: Lisa…

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A Rotten Peach Poisoning Atlanta Public Schools

Originally posted on tultican:
Sadly, the Atlantic Public Schools (APS) are careening from one destructive tragedy to the next. On the heels of the great cheating scandal of 2009, APS hired a leader of the destroy public education (DPE) movement…

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Texas: Why Teachers Should Go Out on Strike

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? I always thought of the Dallas News as a conservative newspaper, but here is a column by editorial writer Michael A. Lindenberger arguing that Texas teachers need to go out on strike…

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Utah: Charter Association Training Teachers to Fight Active Shooter “with Their Bare Hands”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Well, here is a creative alternative to arming teachers, which most teachers oppose. “The Utah Association of Public Charter Schools recently brought on YouTactical founder, Dave Acosta, to conduct training sessions around the…

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Jennifer Berkshire: How Education Reform Ate the Democratic Party

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Jennifer Berkshire recounts the sad history of the Democratic party’s abandonment of teachers, public schools, and teachers’ unions.  This article is worthy of your attention. In my view, Democrats won’t start winning…

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New York Times: Shocking Expose of Underinvestment in Public Schools, Students, and Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The New York Times published a shocking expose of the dreadful conditions in America’s public schools, due to underinvestment in buildings, supplies, and personnel. The stories told in this long article demonstrate…

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Red States: Waking Up to Public Responsibility for Educating Children?

Originally posted on janresseger:
This is the first of two updates on this spring’s wave of walkouts by schoolteachers.  Today’s post will examine the fiscal implications.  Tomorrow’s will explore what the walkouts may mean about shifting attitudes across some of…

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For-Profit SPEDx’s End Game: Cut SPED Services for a Lower Bottom Line

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
SPEDx (aka Avenir Education) is a for-profit company that purports to “ensure a student’s disability status does not dictate their path to success in life.” Its founder and CEO, Richard Nyankori, is…

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