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Stuart Egan: How the North Carolina Legislature and Governor Are Destroying Public Schools and the Teaching Profession

Stuart Egan is a National Board Certified teacher of high school English in North Carolina. I have published his posts before. I met Stuart at the Network for Public Education annual conference in Raleigh a few weeks ago and invited him to write a post that would sum up the damage that the Tea Party government has done to teachers and schools in the past five years. 2,929 more words

Charter Schools

Boston: Can Parents and Students Save the Public Schools?

Our reader Christine Langhoff writes about the current crisis in public education in Boston:

To use the common idiom, Boston is “woke”!

Parents, teachers and allies of public education protested on a frigid January night outside the mayor’s State of the City address. 470 more words

Charter Schools

Starve The Beast, Feed the Angels: The Government Must Be Bled Dry to Help the Privatizers

Diane Ravitch cross posted an essay written by Nancy Wackstein for the Daily Slant titled “Let’s Support ‘Locally Grown’ Social Services”. The premise of the article is that recent RFPs for the provision of services are effectively requiring the consolidation of social services by eliminating the ability of smaller to apply for grants.   387 more words

Privatizing Public Education, part two

As a technology corporation you have long been aware of Rupert Murdoch’s suggestion to invest in the education sector that is worth trillions of dollars. Unfortunately, as you are also aware, investment in this sector is particularly tricky and requires much patience. 684 more words

Education For The 21st Century

The Naked Capitalist Takes on Bill Gates Privatization Efforts

Earlier this week Yves Smith’s blog, The Naked Capitalist, cross posted an article by Joanne Barkan from the Nonprofit Quarterly titled “How Bill Gates and His Allies Used Their Wealth to Launch Charter Schools in Washington State”. 786 more words

Rutgers Has an Answer to Harvard: Scholars, Not Politicians, Speak about School Reform

I earlier posted about a reformy conference at Harvard Graduate School of Education where corporate reformers have the platform to themselves, to praise the measure-and-punish-and-privatize strategies that have failed for more than a decade. 691 more words

Education Reform