Daily Archives: September 9, 2022

Charter Schools Collected $1 Billion in PPP Loans That Were Forgiven — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Advertisements Since President Biden announced a program to forgive $10,000-20,000 in student loan debt, new attention has been paid to the Trump administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. PPP doled out billions of dollars to businesses of all kinds, many of which … Continue reading

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The Durability of Teacher Lecturing and Questioning: Historical Inertia or Creative Adaptation? — Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

Advertisements The lecture is 800 years old (Lecture). Teachers questioning students is millenia-old. Yet these staples of instructional practice in K-12 and higher education, while criticized–often severely by pedagogical reformers–are alive and well in charter schools, regular public schools, and elite universities. … Continue reading

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John Thompson: How the Republican Party Lost Its Soul — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Advertisements John Thompson, historian and retired teacher in Oklahoma, reviews Dana Milbank’s new book about the crackup of the Republican Party. As I have often said, Milbank is my favorite columnist in the Washington Post. Thompson writes: Dana Milbank’s The … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Ousts Teacher Who Provided Online Access to Banned Books — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Advertisements The Brooklyn Public Library provided a great public service when it offered free access to books that have been banned by states and school districts, either online or in audio form. Unfortunately, an Oklahoma high school teacher who shared … Continue reading

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Texas: Voucher Advocates Form Their Own Pastors’ Group to Undermine Public Schools — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Advertisements Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, once known as the Rush Limbaugh of Texas, has organized a group of pastors to push for school vouchers, in opposition to the dynamic Pastors for Texas Children, which has staunchly supported public schools. … Continue reading

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