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Parent Trigger Testimony: A One-way Street to Private Control #SB14

Parent Trigger is a one-way street to non-democratic, private control of our public schools.

During the last round of Parent Trigger law attempts, I wrote about it in the posts  905 more words

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Refuting the Myth of the New Orleans School Miracle: Children Lost after Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans almost ten years ago, as school was just beginning in the fall of 2005. Ever since, we have been trying to piece together the meaning of what happened to New Orleans’ children and to what was once the New Orleans Parish Schools—a school district that was abruptly dismantled in the late fall right after the hurricane and after a new law passed in Baton Rouge permitted the state to take over most of New Orleans’ schools.  1,541 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Support and Skepticism in Achievement First Debate

A proposed Achievement First school expected to reduce New Haven’s in-district class sizes, has been billed as a public/charter collaboration, but among residents who attended last night’s Board of Education meeting, a dividing line has been drawn. 1,096 more words

Video: Cashing in on public schools, Timmy gets a lesson

From The Progressive:

This animated feature on school privatization stars little Timmy, a kindergartener who likes his public school. Timmy gets a confusing lesson in corporate education reform, starting with the right-wing mantra “Public Schools have failed.

Cashing In On Ed Reform

Scathing Report Finds School Privatization Hurts Poor Kids

Southside Community Prep is the first of eight planned Rocketship schools in Milwaukee. (Shakara Robinson / Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service / Creative Commons)

Web Only / Features » April 24, 2014… 1,533 more words

Crop Tools for the Classroom: The Forgotten History of Value Added Metrics

Over the past five years Arne Duncan and the Department of Education have whole-heartedly adopted value added metric (VAM) models for evaluating teacher effectiveness. Since then policies such as Race to the Top and groups such as the National Governors Association have been forcing states to integrate VAM’s into their educational plan. 1,677 more words

Warning: Do Not Be Beguiled by David Brooks

I do not pretend fully to understand Newark, New Jersey’s mayoral politics.  I’m a Clevelander and David Brooks is a New Yorker, and we are both outsiders.  599 more words

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