Tag Archives: Diane Ravitch

NCES Releases School Choice in the United States Report

A new report the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) “finds that charter school and public school students have the same academic performance in testing conducted at the fourth- and eighth-grade level.” (See Charter School and Public School Students Have Same Academic Performance, Report Finds) I went through the report this morning on the plane and here

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Attend #NPE17CA in Oakland, CA Oct 14-15

The Network for Public Education invites you to attend its 4th annual conference in Oakland California. Keynotes include Nikole Hannah-Jones, Diane Ravitch, Eric Heins and Julian Vasquez Heilig and many more. The goal of NPE is to connect all those who are passionate about our schools – students, parents, teachers and citizens. We share information and research on vital issues that

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Linda Darling-Hammond: Can Public Education Survive Betsy DeVos?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Linda Darling-Hammond surveys the wreckage of the privatization movement and assesses whether Betsy DeVos’s failed policies in Michigan will inflict further harm in the nation’s embattled public schools. The article is well worth reading. It contains useful data. However, I have some caveats. I greatly admire Linda and her scholarship, but we have…

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Stop Betsy DeVos by Brave New Films #StopDeVos

Is Betsy DeVos fit to be the next Secretary of Education? Spend seven minutes and watch this short film to learn more about how she harmed education in Michigan through for-profit charter schools — and be sure to call your U.S. Senators today to tell them to protect public education! (202) 224-3121 For more on DeVos click here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet,

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Hate and Love: Top Five @Twitter blocks and Top Ten Follows

We’ve all heard about celebrities blocking Twitter followers and fans because they cross the line— they bully, they stalk and other types of gross malfeasance (sometimes funny —> warning NSFW). I assure you that I am not guilty of any these activities (stalking, bullying and malfeasance) towards the following five folks that have blocked my tweets. So, I will propose what I suspect

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.@Facebook Censorship and Jail

Facebook just deleted my profile photo. A cartoon which I thought was quite humorous and already had more than 100 likes. I wish I had the photoshop talent/exactatude to make such a cool and funny image, but the credit for designing it goes to Susan D. More Facebook censorship on behalf of the corporate education reformers. We discussed the coordinated

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.@DianeRavitch et al. talk Teach For America LIVE

Diane Ravitch, a parent, and Teach For Alums discuss LIVE on Truth For America whether a cyber war is being waged against TFA critiques, how communities can influence conversations about TFA, the role of TFA in the privatization of education movement, and the (in)adequacy of TFA’s summer training and pedagogical approaches. Truth For America is a podcast about Teach For America

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