Daily Archives: April 23, 2018

How Many D.C. Charter Schools Have Closed? Take a Guess.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Guy Brandenburg has compiled a list of D.C. charter schools that “never opened at all, even though they had raised funds, wrote curricula, were approved by the board, hired staff, began enrolling students,…

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Guy Brandenburg: D.C. Made More Progress Under Elected Board Than Under Mayoral Control

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Guy Brandenburg is a retired teacher of mathematics who taught in the D.C. public schools. He was very likely the first person to publicly explode the myth of Michelle Rhee, having pursued…

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The Teacher That Jay-Z Remembered

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? There’s always one teacher, isn’t there? There is always one teacher you remember, one teacher you remember, the one who saw something in you that no one else saw. For Jay-Z, rap…

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Bill Gates is the Latest Billionaire Funder of Cunningham’s EdPost

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Peter Cunningham might be the highest paid ed reform blogger in America: Almost $1M in total compensation for 31 months (May 2014 to December 2016). On September 01, 2014, Lyndsey Layton of the Washington…

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Peter Greene: In Search of My Next Career

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Peter Greene has decided to retire and thinking about his next career, other than Stay at Home Dad. He wonders why failed Superintendents can always find a cushy job as a consultant.…

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Arizona: Why Teachers Plan to Walk Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Dana Goldstein writes in the New York Times about the looming teachers’ strike (walkout) in Arizona, a right to work state, where most teachers do not belong to the Arizona Education Association.…

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Cartoons on Teaching English

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For this month I have turned to cartoonists who draw on their experiences in English, reading, and language arts lessons. Enjoy! ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?…

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InfoWars Host Alex Jones, Who Pushes the Sandy Hook School Shooting as a “Hoax,” Is Being Sued for Defamation by Victims’ Parents

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On April 16, 2018, parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elemetary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012, sued InfoWars talk show host, Alex Jones, for Jones’…

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