Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

DeVos Doles Out $399 Million to Charter Schools and Charter Organizations

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico reports the latest federal handouts for charter schools and charter advocacy organizations, as well as to state agencies. There is no sector of American education less in need of federal funding than…

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Rob Levine: Charter School Praised by “New York Times” Is in Academic Distress (LINK ADDED)

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Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last June, the New York Times published a gushing piece about the success of a segregated charter school in Minneapolis. The author, Conor Williams of the New America Foundation, worried that Betsy DeVos’s…

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How School Choice in Michigan Accelerates Student Mobility, Stresses Educators, and Undermines Education

Originally posted on janresseger:
Yesterday this blog examined how two school choice policies in Michigan—the rapid expansion of charter school choice and cross-district open enrollment that allows students to leave their school district and enroll in a nearby school district—are…

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You don’t know what you don’t know

Originally posted on MY TWO CENTS:
I’ve been a teacher for a while now. One thing I’ve noticed is how few teachers really know what’s going on in the state of public education. They know what’s going on in their…

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Begs the Question – Does Truth Matter?

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? “The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” -George Orwell ? ? Does the truth matter? ? It seems to be one of the central questions…

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