Daily Archives: April 27, 2018

Leonie Haimson: A Very Bad Week for Mayor de Blasio

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Leonie Haimson describes Mayor Bill de Blasio’s very bad, horrible week, in which he slandered teachers by saying they complain too much and closed a high school for struggling students over the…

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Financial Forecast for K12 Inc. Looking Bleak

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The nation’s largest virtual charter chain, K12 Inc., has consistently gotten low marks for its academic results. Founded by junk bond king Michael Milken, it is listed on the New York Stock…

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Who Owns the Schools? The Public or the Rich Elites?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Lisa Haver and Deborah Grill pose this question in an incisive article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.  There was a national media flap when billionaire investor Stephen Schwarzman offered his alma mater in…

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John Thompson: What’s the Matter with Deborah Gist’s Tulsa?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? John Thompson, teacher and historian in Oklahoma, writes here about Deborah Gist, now superintendent in Tulsa, formerly State Superintendent in Rhode Island during the infamous mass firing of the staff at Central…

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The “Learning Engineer” of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? A reader recently noted that the multi-billion dollar Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative had hired Dr. Bror Saxberg to lead their efforts “to improve and accelerate the use of learning science and ‘learning engineering.” Before…

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Story of ECOT Fraud Becoming Political Issue for Ohio’s May 8 Primary Election

Originally posted on janresseger:
This week here in Ohio we had one more confirmation that the notorious Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), which was shut down by the state at the end of January, has been intentionally defrauding the state…

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Louisiana Vouchers vs. Louisiana Vouchers: Another Festival of Nothing

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
The University of Arkansas (UArk) has a Department of Ed Reform (EDRE) funded by the Waltons, who spend untold millions (billions?) promoting school choice in the form of charters and vouchers. Thus…

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