Daily Archives: March 18, 2019

Tom Ultican: IReady: Is This the Worst Education Program Ever Marketed? Maybe, Maybe Not.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
 Tom Ultican discovered a program called iReady that has magnificent marketing, but he says it is awful. If he spoke Yiddish, he would say it is “schlock” or “dreck.” Worse than the program…

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Judge Tells DeVos She Can’t Delay “Significant Disproportionality Rule” in Special Education

Originally posted on janresseger:
The goal at school ought to be providing appropriate curricula and support to enable each child to realize her or his promise. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, special education programs address the needs of…

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Texas: Owner of Migrant Shelters Cashes in on Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The New York Times published a searing account of the charter schools operated by Southwest Key. “At East Austin College Prep in Texas, raccoons and rats invade offices and classrooms. When it…

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Who’s Afraid of Public Schools?

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Public schools are the bogeymen of American life. ? We so often hear the bedtime story of “Failing Schools” that it’s no wonder some folks will do anything to ensure their kids get in elsewhere.…

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Sarasota Superintendent: Give Teachers Bonuses!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The Superintendent of Sarasota County in Florida notes that the state is offering bonuses of $9,000 to “highly effective” teachers, and two-thirds of teachers in his county are “highly effective.” The actual…

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