Daily Archives: March 25, 2019

Philadelphia: It Takes Years and Millions to Close Failing Charter Schools and the Public Pays for Everything

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Lisa Haver, Parent Activist in Philadelphia, writes here about how it takes years and millions of dollars to close failing charter schools. The public must pay the cost of challenging the charter…

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“Successful” Schools? Looking at MetWest High School and Social Justice Humanitas Academy

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Public Schools Week Starts Today! Support Our Public Schools!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Public Schools Week is March 25-29. Download the toolkit of the Network for Public Education and do your part to support public schools!  The forces of privatization are rising up, making promises…

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Texas: Can the State Afford to Buy One Snickers Bar Per Student?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a clever and short video explaining the magnitude of Texas’s school finance problem. Texas has more than 5 million students. Its schools are perennially underfunded. They took a big hit in…

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SomeDAM Poet on the Rallying Cry of the California Charter Schools Association

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The California Charter School Association recently held a rally in front of the State Capitol and declared that its motto was “Stand for All Children.” Only 10% of children in California are…

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Amy O’Rourke’s Charter School Dropped Two Grade Levels That It Still Advertises

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In listening to a news report on presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s wife, Amy Sanders O’Rourke, I caught a quick mention of her having started a charter school in El Paso, Texas. La…

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Report: States Quietly Raising Speed Limits Near Failing Schools

The Onion provides some unique reading most days. This proposal is no more ridiculous than some of the things that are being done to low-performing schools (poor schools). https://www.theonion.com/report-states-quietly-raising-speed-limits-near-failin-1819590109  

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