Daily Archives: October 22, 2018

Big Spending on Privatizing Public Schools in San Antonio

Originally posted on tultican:
Federal dollars are supplementing deep pocketed Destroy Public Education (DPE) forces in an effort to privatize schools in San Antonio, Texas. The total monetary support for the preferred charter school systems exceeds $200,000,000. One “DPE” publication,…

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ECOT Scandal Simmers Along as Ohio Election Issue this November

Originally posted on janresseger:
The surprise really ought to be that the 17-year, billion dollar ripoff of tax dollars by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) has remained among high profile election issues in this 2018 election season.  After all,…

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The Coring of the Six Hundred (with apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

Originally posted on Bob Shepherd | Praxis:
Row on row, row on row, Row on row stationed Sick at their monitors Sat the six hundred. “You may now type your Username” Said the test proctor. Set up for failure Sat the…

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If You Care About Freedom and Justice, Thank Reporters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a talk by Timothy Snyder, historian at Yale, about why the press matters. Dear Reporters, Investigative Journalists, Fact Checkers, Columnists, Bloggers, First Amendment Practitioners and Supporters, The acknowledged cold-blooded murder of…

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Peter Greene Reviews Betsy DeVos’s Organization’s Field Guide to School Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos founded, funded, and led (until she became Secretary of Education) the American Federation for Children, which advocates for vouchers and every form of school choice, including charters. AFC recently published a…

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The Conservative Houston Chronicle Endorsed Beto O’Rourke

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I am a native Texan. I met Beto O’Rourke when he was not well known outside the state. I went to a small fund-raiser in a coffee shop on the lower east side…

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John Thompson: The Negative Effects of Corporate Reform and Disinvestment in Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and teacher, lives in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma press is focusing on the state’s low level of college readiness as measured by the ACT test, 16 percent, in comparison to the…

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