WHEN IT COMES TO MEANINGFUL REFORM AT LAUSD, THE L.A. TIMES ALWAYS GIVES THE TRUTH A PASS - Perdaily.com : WHEN IT COMES TO MEANINGFUL REFORM AT LAUSD, THE L.A. TIMES ALWAYS GIVES THE TRUTH A PASS The continuing generational fraud and purposeful failing of predominantly Latino and African American students at what remains over 90% de facto segregated LAUSD is accomplished by never at any time add
CURMUDGUCATION: How Much Democracy Is Too Much? : How Much Democracy Is Too Much? The march of market-based education reform has come in lockstep with an assault on democracy. From Philly to Detroit to Chicago, the repeated policy message has been that Some Folks really shouldn't have democracy, that Some Folks need to have things decided for them. Of course, Some Folks invariably turn out to be
Teachers, Fairness, and Ideological Purism | The Patiently Impatient Teacher : Teachers, Fairness, and Ideological Purism Blogging and tweeting about education policy has led me to interact with a lot of people across a very broad ideological spectrum. I have found that across the ideological spectrum, the gulf between teachers and non-teachers in the world of education policy is especially wide.
Parents: Why our second grader is not going back to school - The Washington Post : Parents: Why our second grader is not going back to school How to educate children with disabilities is one of the most difficult conversations in education. Federal law requires that school districts provide the least restrictive environment with nondisabled peers, to the maximum extent appropriate, but there is a
CURMUDGUCATION : Catch up with CURMUDGUCATION: When a Charter Closes (and Choice Is Not Choice) 9 by Peter Greene / 1h The free market acolytes, lovers of the modern charter school, have a pretty neat and clean vision of the future. Well-informed parents choose from within a wide array of charter schools, and at appropriate moments, the market sloughs off those schools that either do a lousy job
My Questions for Whitney Tilson | Diane Ravitch's blog : My Questions for Whitney Tilson A few months back, Whitney Tilson invited me to participate in an exchange of views. Whitney is a hedge fund manager and the founder of Democrats for Education Reform, a group of hedge fund managers who support charter schools and high-stakes testing. I gladly accepted his invitation. Our exchanges were poste
Torlakson Announces $49.9 Million to Fund Charters - Year 2016 (CA Dept of Education) : State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces $49.9 Million to Fund Charter School Start-ups SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded California $49.9 million in start-up funds to assist in the launch and development of
NPE Action Endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for President - NPE Action : NPE Action Endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for President The Network for Public Education Action (NPE Action) endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for President of the United States. NPE Action is not aligned with Ms. Clinton on all educational issues, however, all members of the NPE Action Board strongly agree that the election o
Jeb Bush, Retention, and the Failed Ferris Wheel of School Reform : Jeb Bush, Retention, and the Failed Ferris Wheel of School Reform Jeb Bush continues to ride the failed Ferris wheel of school reform. He is most likely emboldened by state politicians and business leaders, like in Michigan, subscribing to harmful 3rd grade retention policies. Also, with a fancy university invitation for him to l
Connecticut Budget Deficits - As far as the eye can see! - Wait What? : Connecticut Budget Deficits – As far as the eye can see! Despite the political spin that he had put Connecticut’s fiscal house in order, Governor Dannel Malloy has presided over a continuous sea of red ink when it comes to the Connecticut state budget. As Keith Phaneuf explains in a recent CT Mirror article entitled, CT budge
The propaganda behind Jeb’s Harvard “teaching” job | The Edvocate Blog : The propaganda behind Jeb’s Harvard “teaching” job After years of devising and pushing legislation to disrespect and harm professional educators, Jeb Bush is going to “teach” at Harvard. The irony cannot be overstated. To be clear, Jeb is no teacher and this is no job. Jeb will act as a visiting fellow in the Program on Educ
Charter School Scourge Invading Sweetwater | tultican : Charter School Scourge Invading Sweetwater Chula Vista, California On Monday evening (9/26/2016), the board of the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) had petitions from three charter schools; two requesting charter renewals and one for a new school. The two renewals are co-located charters that were started by SUHSD’s previous boa
A Word If You Please, Governor Christie | Daniel Katz, Ph.D. : A Word If You Please, Governor Christie We are a month into the 2016-2017 school year in New Jersey. Public school children across the Garden State have met their new teachers and learned the expectations for the year. My teacher friends (many of whom are former students) have set up their classrooms, welcomed their students, and begu
Tennessee school board removes section on Islam from social studies curriculum — Quartz : Fearing “indoctrination,” parents in one US state are succeeding in removing Islam from a school curriculum Most educators agree that studying major religions helps people understand the world. But some parents in the US fear that teaching about Islam, the religion of 1.6 billion people, is akin to “indoctri
Education a Key Issue in Down-Ballot Elections - The Atlantic : Education's Key Place in Down-Ballot Elections Despite not receiving much attention in the presidential race, the issue is top-of-mind in certain contests around the country. With so much attention focused on the campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, voters could be forgiven for forgetting they’ll be asked to decide plen
Brown vetoes bill requiring charters to comply with conflict of interest, open records laws | EdSource : Brown vetoes bill requiring charters to comply with conflict of interest, open records laws Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday, pushed hard by the California Teachers Association, that would have required charter schools to comply with the state’s open meetings, public records and conflict
He created the ‘theory of multiple intelligences.’ What if Howard Gardner were U.S. education secretary? - The Washington Post : He created the ‘theory of multiple intelligences.’ What if Howard Gardner were U.S. education secretary? A new president will take the oath of office early next year and will likely appoint a new secretary of education (though the current man with the job, John King Jr.
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WHEN IT COMES TO MEANINGFUL REFORM AT LAUSD, THE L.A. TIMES ALWAYS GIVES THE TRUTH A PASS
The continuing generational fraud and purposeful failing of predominantly Latino and African American students at what remains over 90% de facto segregated LAUSD is accomplished by never at any time addressing these minority students' subjective academic levels and needs. Such an open fraud could never take place without the collusion of both commercial and public media, which scrupulously refuse to report any facts as to what is actually going on academically at LAUSD and which LAUSD literally makes no attempt to hide.