Category Archives: Building Better Schools

Comments Aug. 11th-Sept. 17th, 2020

Building Better Schools

The crumbling of school buildings. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/10/teacher-the-hidden-scandal-in-u-s-education/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/states-are-using-fed-grants-to-cut.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/blog/covid-reinventing-school?utm_source=LPI+Master+List&utm_campaign=faee0fddb1-LPIMC_R%26Rblog_20200915&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e60dfa1d8-faee0fddb1-42289731

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/09/check-out-on-teaching-at-atlantic.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://edpolicyinca.org/publications/continuous-improvement-schools-covid-19-context?utm_source=PACE+All&utm_campaign=7baa647884-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_29_05_32_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f1af6b121-7baa647884-522724889

http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2020/08/reading-instruction-at-distance-read.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RussOnReading+%28Russ+on+Reading%29

http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2020/09/vocabulary-instruction-try-word-riffs.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RussOnReading+%28Russ+on+Reading%29

https://www.realcleareducation.com/articles/2020/08/26/1776_is_helping_turn_civic_education_around_110459.html

https://www.whatdoesitmeantobeanamerican.com/

https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/blog/covid-beyond-bell-power-authentic-learning?utm_source=LPI+Master+List&utm_campaign=c2f9946ef5-LPIMC_COVIDCPACblog_20200818&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e60dfa1d8-c2f9946ef5-42289731

Charter, Voucher, and Privatization Issues

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/23/thomas-ultican-charter-schools-are-a-failed-experiment/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/11/tom-ultican-school-choice-is-a-costly-fraud/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/09/report-are-charter-schools-big-risk-for.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/09/tx-why-vouchers-for-private-schools-are.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/09/school-choice-is-not-for-those-people.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/22/breaking-federal-judge-issues-injunction-against-devos-coronavirus-aid-rule/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/04/breaking-federal-judge-rejects-devos-efforts-to-give-federal-funding-to-private-schools/

Charter schools and special ed. https://ncspe.tc.columbia.edu/?utm_source=WP+242&utm_campaign=Charter+Schools+and+Special+Education&utm_medium=email

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/brookings-makes-bad-pro-charter-argument.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/the-zero-sum-game.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Arizona https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/31/arizona-charters-can-double-dip-no-problem/

Arkansas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/11/arkansas-public-school-advocates-demand-end-to-failed-voucher-program/

California https://inewsource.org/2020/08/27/san-diego-ofarrell-charter-school-superintendent/

Floirda https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/12/miami-dade-schools-sever-ties-with-k12-online-corp/

New Jersey https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/18/darcie-cimarusti-how-charters-in-new-jersey-double-dipped-into-federal-cares-funding/

New Orleans https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/10/new-orleans-why-some-charter-teachers-want-to-join-a-union/

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/14/ohio-charters-and-vouchers-sucked-half-a-billion-from-public-schools-last-year/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/13/oklahoma-judge-fines-virtual-charter-school-500000/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/22/emily-harris-have-faith-in-tulsa-public-schools/

Pennsylvania https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/21/carol-burris-for-profit-charter-aims-to-take-control-of-entire-district-in-pennsylvania/

South Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/19/south-carolina-the-hoax-of-school-choice/

South Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/17/south-carolina-corporate-tax-breaks-erode-public-school-funding/

St. Louis https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/28/st-louis-charter-founder-admits-2-4-million-fraud/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/12/texas-former-cfo-of-idea-charter-chain-sues-for-1-million-in-back-pay/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/17/anette-carlisle-mike-moraths-evil-plan-to-abandon-local-control-and-public-schools-in-texas/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/09/former-idea-leader-wants-to-turn-san-antonio-into-charter-mecca/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/13/texas-state-board-approves-five-charter-chains-vetoes-three/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/30/texas-idea-corporate-charter-chain-plans-massive-expansion/

Back to School?

and https://edsource.org/2020/superintendents-must-decide-best-way-to-reopen-campuses-while-keeping-students-teachers-safe/639760

https://www.crpe.org/thelens/urgent-action-states-fed-needed-clarify-school-reopening-decisions

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/09/as-schools-reopen-beware-these-five-bad.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/09/the-school-reopening-gamble.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/blog/covid-supporting-restorative-opening-schools?utm_source=LPI+Master+List&utm_campaign=1f76b86fa9-LPIMC_COVIDrestorativeopen_20200811&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e60dfa1d8-1f76b86fa9-42289731

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/08/13/reopening-schools-during-covid-19-lessons-learned-from.html?r=698672975&cmp=eml-enl-tl-

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/26/mercedes-schneider-what-matters-most-when-teaching-during-a-pandemic/news1&M=59653399&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e&mkey=FE17459E-B0EE-45F7-80F9-04C1C5052731

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/14/david-berliner-and-gene-glass-why-bother-testing-in-2021/; Why bother testing in 2021, http://vamboozled.com/  

Georgia https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/11/jack-hassard-georgia-is-not-ready-to-open-schools/

Los Angeles https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/17/los-angeles-lausd-announces-massive-testing-and-tracing-program/

New Jersey https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/09/racial-and-class-bias-in-new-jerseys.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

New York https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/20/new-york-demand-cuomo-restore-school-funding/

New York City https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/13/nyc-principals-teachers-nurses-seek-delay-in-opening/

New York City https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/23/arthur-goldstein-nyc-schools-cant-open-unless-they-are-safe/

New York City https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/29/carol-burris-new-york-city-public-schools-should-re-open/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/27/john-thompson-oklahoma-politicians-mumbling-about-the-coronavirus/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/06/john-thompson-politics-and-the-coronavirus-in-oklahoma/

South Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/28/south-carolina-teachers-fearful-about-returning-for-in-person-instruction/

“Reform” foibles

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/15/confessions-of-a-school-reformerpart-1/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/18/confessions-of-a-school-reformer-part-2/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/confessions-of-a-school-reformer-part-3/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/23/confessions-of-a-school-reformer-part-4/;

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/confessions-of-a-reformer-part-5/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email_subscriptionhttps://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/confessions-of-a-reformer-part-5/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email_subscription; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/08/28/confessions-of-a-school-reformer-part-6/

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/09/03/how-covid-19-froze-school-reform-part-1/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/09/06/how-covid-19-froze-school-reform-part-2/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/how-covid-19-froze-school-reform-part-3/ ;

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/16/gary-rubinstein-success-academy-pays-1-1-milkion-to-settle-with-parents-on-got-to-go-list/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/16/leonie-haimson-more-on-success-academy-settlement-sa-has-not-paid-attorney-fees-as-ordered/

Arkansas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/20/grassroots-arkansas-an-open-letter-to-superintendent-mike-poore-of-little-rock/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/31/peter-greene-the-brookings-institution-is-in-charter-school-la-la-land/

Washington DC https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/13/richard-phelps-reviews-michelle-rhees-reforms-ten-years-later-part-1/; https://dianeravitch.net/2020/09/13/richard-phelps-reviews-michelle-rhees-reforms-part-2/

Technology

https://www.corelearn.com/student-engagement-with-remote-instruction/

https://fordhaminstitute.org/sites/default/files/publication/pdfs/2020825-schooling-covid-19-lessons-leading-charter-networks-their-transition-remote-learning.pdf?utm_source=Fordham+Institute+Newsletters+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=3d94eeda27-20200825+-+Schooling+Covid-19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fa2df08a3-3d94eeda27-71867561&ct=t()&mc_cid=3d94eeda27&mc_eid=ebbe04a807 and https://www.educationnext.org/how-big-charter-networks-made-switch-to-remote-learning/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/why-isnt-ai-more-widely-used.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/how-bad-is-this-gates-funded-essay.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Comments July 1st, 2020-Aug 10th, 2020

Building Better Schools

https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/it-time-drop-finding-main-idea-and-teach-reading-new-way?utm_source=Fordham+Institute+Newsletters+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=1fbffafa75-20200809-LateLateBell+A%2FB&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fa2df08a3-1fbffafa75-71867561&mc_cid=1fbffafa75&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2020/07/independent-reading-in-pandemic.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RussOnReading+%28Russ+on+Reading%29

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/56187/6-things-anti-racist-educators-want-grown-ups-to-know-about-teaching-and-raising-kids?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20200705_News_MindShift_Newsletter&mc_key=003i000000UOxj9AAD

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-test-many-school-districts-failed.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Voucher, Charter, and Privatization Problems

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/07/pence-devos-and-more-private-school.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/02/peter-greene-supreme-court-just-poked-another-hole-in-wall-of-separation-between-church-and-state/ and https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/07/03/25390/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/catholic-church-looks-to-cash-in-on.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/07/fl-broad-outlines-of-ppp-cash-in.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://ncspe.tc.columbia.edu/?utm_source=WP+242&utm_campaign=Charter+Schools+and+Special+Education&utm_medium=email

Arizona https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/13/arizona-charter-schools-private-schools-and-religious-schools-cash-in-on-ppp/

Arizona https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/28/laurie-roberts-charters-in-arizona-scored-nearly-100-million-thats-ridiculous/

California https://ncspe.tc.columbia.edu/working-papers/WP241.pdf?utm_source=WP+241&utm_campaign=Charter+School+Variation+in+California&utm_medium=email

Connecticut  https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/05/wendy-lecker-connecticut-charter-schools-are-double-dipping/

Connecticut https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/07/connecticut-charters-struggled-with-ethics-of-double-dipping-federal-ppp/

Indiana https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/25/john-h-loflin-indianapolis-public-schools-for-sale/

Indiana https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/26/indiana-a-profile-in-courage/

Louisiana https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/10/new-orleans-why-some-charter-teachers-want-to-join-a-union/

Massachusetts https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/14/massachusetts-students-parents-charge-charter-school-with-racism/

New York https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/06/peter-goodman-why-is-the-new-york-board-of-regents-bleeding-public-schools-by-expanding-charter-schools/

New York https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/20/no-excuses-charter-chain-fires-principal-for-caring-about-children-and-teachers/

New York https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/30/leonie-haimson-nyc-charter-schools-hit-the-ppp-jackpot/

North Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/28/north-carolina-parents-sue-to-invalidate-voucher-program/

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/22/ohio-charter-schools-received-5x-as-much-federal-coronavirus-aid-as-public-schools/

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/10/ohio-audit-finds-misspending-and-conflict-of-interest-at-richard-allen-charter-schools/

Pennsylvania https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/11/pennsylvania-the-death-spiral-of-york-city-public-schools/

Pennsylvania http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/07/report-pa-charters-game-special.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Philadelphia https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/13/philly-area-charters-collect-30-million-in-ppp-funding/

Pittsburgh https://gadflyonthewallblog.com/2020/07/15/pittsburgh-charter-schools-take-federal-bailout-money-meant-for-small-businesses/

South Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/27/south-carolina-governor-uses-48-million-in-cares-funds-to-pay-32-million-for-vouchers/

South Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/29/south-carolina-judge-grants-temporary-restraining-order-to-block-32-million-for-vouchers/

Tennessee https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/04/tennessee-plaintiffs-file-amicus-brief-in-voucher-case/  

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/07/betsy-devos-is-failing-hard.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

“Reform” foibles

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/07/09/intro-to-next-book-part-1/ ; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/07/14/intro-to-next-book-part-2/ ; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/07/18/introduction-to-my-next-book-part-3/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/07/20/introduction-to-my-next-book-part-4/

Back to School?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lindadarlinghammond/2020/07/21/the-urgency-of-reopening-schools-safely/?utm_source=LPI+Master+List&utm_campaign=e4349ba74a-LPIMC_ForbesReopenSchoolsSafely_20200721&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e60dfa1d8-e4349ba74a-42289731#4b3ba6f332e0

Our Children Need Us to Bring the Pandemic Under Control: Only Then Can Public Schools Fully Reopen https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/07/24/25757/

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/07/16/dilemmas-facing-policymakers-in-re-opening-schools/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/02/larry-cuban-the-best-post-on-dilemmas-of-reopening/

https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/07/how-to-stop-magical-thinking-in-school.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/seven-steps-design-safe-and-healthy-school-drop-and-entry-routines?utm_source=Fordham+Institute+Newsletters+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=1fbffafa75-20200809-LateLateBell+A%2FB&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fa2df08a3-1fbffafa75-71867561&mc_cid=1fbffafa75&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

Can Public Schools Open Safely for Children and their Teachers? Trump Worries Instead About His Own Political Future

 https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/07/10/25487/ and https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/07/13/25529/

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/24/washington-post-fact-checks-devos-on-covid-19-claims/ https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/07/11/the-president-has-weaponized-the-opening-of-schools/

Republican congressional failure to fund schools creating major problems. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/08/03/25807/

School librarians vulnerable to covid driven cuts in school spending. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/08/03/25807/

Parents, teachers and doctors have different ideas about opening school. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/07/06/25421/

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/05/anya-kamenetz-pediatricians-believe-young-children-should-return-to-school-in-fall/ but with safeguards.

Arizona https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/09/arizona-school-leaders-worry-about-reopening-as-virus-spreads/

Arizona https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/09/arizona-superintendent-reopening-school-now-is-a-fantasy/

California https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/14/orange-county-approves-full-reopening/

Oakland https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/11/oakland-teachers-will-not-go-back-to-work-unless-the-schools-are-safe-for-students-and-staff/

Detroit https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/15/thomas-pedroni-detroit-school-board-votes-to-reopen-schools-despite-concerns-of-teachers-and-parents/

Florida https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/21/david-dayen-why-floridas-teachers-are-suing-to-block-reopening/

Georgia http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/bad-cover-up-management-in-times-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Illinois https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/17/illinois-governor-pritzker-seeks-court-order-to-require-masks-in-schools/

Los Angeles https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/11/los-angeles-utla-votes-to-keep-schools-closed-until-they-are-safe/

Michigan https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/21/missouri-governor-of-course-kids-will-get-covid/

New Orleans https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2020/07/11/new-orleans-high-school-parent-my-son-is-being-socially-promoted/

North Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/15/dr-nan-fulcher-and-justin-parmenter-a-warning-for-north-carolina/

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/21/public-education-partners-ohio-is-not-ready-for-a-safe-reopening/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/08/07/john-thompson-with-coronavirus-surging-in-oklahoma-school-reopening-is-unlikely/

Rhode Island https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/23/providence-journal-blasts-governor-raimondo-for-acting-like-trump/

Texas and Florida https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/10/texas-and-florida-tell-schools-to-reopen-fully-despite-surge-in-virus-cases/

Technology Issues

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/08/06/education-technology-students-will-need-wont-after-covid-19/

How did the best school systems in the world handle distance learning. https://ncee.org/2020/07/approaches-to-distance-learning/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/08/why-isnt-ai-more-widely-used.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/07/report-zuckerbergs-favorite-digital-ed.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Comments June 1st, 2020-July 3rd, 2020

Build and Support

California. https://edpolicyinca.org/newsroom/keep-students-safe-and-learning-california-needs-strong-state-leadership?utm_source=PACE+All&utm_campaign=a75802094b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_29_05_32_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f1af6b121-a75802094b-522724889   

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/06/never-mind-personalized-learning-lets.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Why teach literature? https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/04/peter-greene-why-teach-literature/

Why study history? https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/28/paul-horton-why-study-history/

Deconstructing the Mathematical Industrial Complex https://justequations.org/news/june-2020-blog/?utm_source=Just+Equations&utm_campaign=8b09a49ddc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_03_08_59_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_472770b236-8b09a49ddc-294112997&mc_cid=8b09a49ddc&mc_eid=93b18d36f0

Successful school reopening plans will have one thing in common—they will be drafted by teachers. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/06/successful-school-reopening-plans-will.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/06/what-actual-school-reopening-plan-looks.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

Weathering the storm—four ideas for school funding. https://kappanonline.org/school-funding-covid-19-baker-weber-atchison/

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/06/16/police-reform-and-school-reform-part-1/ ; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/police-reform-and-school-reform-part-2/ ; and https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/06/20/police-reform-and-school-reform-part-3/  

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/06/without-big-standardized-test-would.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://ed100.org/blog/teaching-civics-has-never-mattered-more?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Teaching_Civics_Matters

https://www.corelearn.com/the-four-pillars-to-reading-success-an-action-guide-for-states/

http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2020/06/instruction-for-vulnerable-readers.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RussOnReading+%28Russ+on+Reading%29

https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/06/on-comparing-education-spending-across.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

Charters, Vouchers, and  Privatization Issues

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/07/03/kevin-welner-on-the-radical-espinoza-decision/ and https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/07/03/25390/  

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/16/no-school-choice-is-not-the-civil-rights-issue-of-our-time/ and https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/25273/

The Summit Learning Program: Big Promises, Lots of Money, Little Evidence of Success https://nepc.colorado.edu/publication-announcement/2020/06/summit-2020

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/15/new-york-times-exposes-charter-schools-for-collecting-aid-meant-for-small-bisinesses/ and https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/06/17/25131/

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/17/devos-allows-charters-to-tap-into-federal-for-start-ups/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/18/in-the-public-interest-charter-schools-in-oakland-are-tapping-into-coronavirus-relief-funds/

Alabama https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/11/alabama-a-charter-is-closed-before-it-opens/

Arkansas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/10/arkansas-preparing-to-sell-the-children-to-tech-entrepreneurs/

California https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/30/california-charter-schools-collect-millions-intended-for-small-businesses/

California https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/28/peter-greene-charter-school-in-plush-california-neighborhood-picks-up-a-federal-ppp-loan/

Denver https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/30/denver-charter-schools-collected-16-million-in-federal-aid-for-small-businesses/

Florida https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/30/why-does-the-wall-street-journal-editorial-board-repeatedly-lie-about-vouchers-in-florida/

Indiana https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/21/indiana-can-the-state-afford-vouchers/

Los Angeles https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/01/los-angeles-where-was-the-crisis-money-spent/

Memphis https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/26/memphis-two-kipp-charters-close-suddenly-stranding-students/

New Orleans https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/24/new-orleans-most-charters-are-double-dipping-into-federal-funds/

North Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/01/north-carolina-new-study-finds-voucher-schools-are-shielded-from-accountability/

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/04/stephen-dyer-how-ohioans-can-push-back-against-vouchers/

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/19/ohio-private-school-enrollment-drops-by-14-but-public-funding-grows/

San Diego http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/06/ca-san-diego-charter-versus-evil-union.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Tennessee http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/06/tn-when-charters-abandon-community.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/06/17/texas-idea-charter-chain-promises-to-curb-its-big-spending/

“Reform” Foibles

https://www.nationalmemo.com/betsy-devos-using-pandemic-to-strip-funding-from-public-schools

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/06/21/it-looks-like-beginning-end-americas-obsession-with-student-standardized-tests/

Technology

WSJournal: Results are in for remote learning—It didn’t work. https://www.wsj.com/articles/schools-coronavirus-remote-learning-lockdown-tech-11591375078 and https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/opinion/coronavirus-school-reopening.html

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/06/five-examples-of-whats-wrong-with-ed.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/06/no-software-still-cant-grade-student.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://www.educationnext.org/school-districts-remote-learning-plans-may-widen-student-achievement-gap-only-20-percent-meet-standards/

Comments April 27th-May 31st.

Build and Support

Jan Resseger: The importance of public schooling and what has to change. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/24312/

https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/providing-teachers-quality-materials-theyre-trained-use-critical-schools?utm_source=Fordham+Institute+Newsletters+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=113638f3fd-20200510-LateLateBell+A%2FB&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fa2df08a3-113638f3fd-71867561&mc_cid=113638f3fd&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/rethinking-accountability-for-education.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

The future of teaching and learning from an international perspective. http://ncee.org/2020/04/global-ed-talks-andreas-schleicher/

Massachusetts. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/27/massachusetts-the-challenges-of-reopening-schools/

Michigan settles literacy cast and  establishes a right to literacy as a federal precedent. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/05/20/24689/

Oklahoma. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/27/holy-moley-oklahoma-science-standards-include-evolution-and-climate-change/

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/05/25/schools-closed-for-five-years-the-prince-edward-county-story-part-1/ and https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/schools-closed-for-five-years-the-prince-edward-county-story-part-2/

Charter, Voucher, and Privatization Issues

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/05/another-voucher-angle-child-safety.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/05/backpack-full-of-misdirection.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://garyrubinstein.wordpress.com/2020/05/02/98-success-academy-students-accepted-to-college/This is not 100% of the senior class as claimed but a fraction of the students who started out in that cohort.

Devos awards $180 billion of state Cares act money to virtual schools and private schools. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/05/04/24400/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/05/trump-teams-up-with-catholic-church-for.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Boston. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/29/christine-langhoff-the-great-boston-school-heist/

California. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/03/california-charter-leaders-charged-with-breaking-securities-law-no-criminal-charges/

California https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/12/los-angeles-nightmare-vision-as-bain-and-company-arrive-to-help-the-schools/

Indiana. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/30/tom-ultican-who-paid-to-make-indianapolis-the-second-most-privatized-school-district-in-the-nation/

Michigan. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/07/nancy-bailey-how-betsy-devos-fostered-squalid-learning-conditions-in-detroit/

New Jersey. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/27/juan-gonzalez-the-struggle-to-save-a-public-school-in-new-brunswick-new-jersey-from-corporate-clutches/

New York. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/05/nightmare-vision-for-new-york-schools-post-pandemic/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/07/daniel-katz-what-cuomo-really-said-about-reinventing-schools/  and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/10/peter-greene-why-bill-gates-is-not-the-right-person-to-reimagine-education-in-new-york/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/11/message-to-cuomo-remote-learning-is-a-stopgap-not-a-solution/ and “What’s with Cuomo and others advocating a shock doctrine to public schools? https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/05/18/24649/

North Carolina. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/19/north-carolina-civil-rights-challenge-charter-schools-racial-segregation/

Oakland. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/31/thomas-ultican-will-the-billionaires-buy-and-privatize-oakland-public-schools/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/27/mother-jones-the-incredible-but-true-story-of-ecot-ohios-virtual-disaster/

Ohio. The disparate effect of vouchers in Ohio. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/24562/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/30/stephen-dyer-vouchers-hurt-poor-kids/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/21/bill-phillis-ohio-supreme-court-strikes-down-local-control-of-schools/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/28/ohio-legislators-reject-the-vision-of-the-founding-fathers/

Tennessee. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/04/tennessee-details-about-the-ruling-against-vouchers/

Tennessee. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/20/tennessee-takes-devos-advice-to-give-federal-aid-to-private-schools/

Tennessee. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/29/nashville-school-board-rejected-five-charter-schools/

Texas. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/04/texas-parent-complains-to-state-superintendent-about-approval-of-unwanted-charter-school/

Texas. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/19/texas-faith-based-charter-school-hopes-to-open-in-dallas-area/

Washington, DC. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/05/19/valerie-jablow-why-is-d-c-giving-away-public-space-to-charters-in-shady-real-estate-deals/

“Reform” foibles

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/05/high-stakes-testing-is-huge-threat-to.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Technology

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2020/04/6_reasons_students_arent_showing_up_for_virtual_learning.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2&M=59562836&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

https://citizentruth.org/the-future-of-k-12-schools-isnt-online-its-in-new-mexico/

The darker side of online learning. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/04/sunday-review/zoom-college-classroom.html?action=click&campaign_id=39&emc=edit_ty_20200505&instance_id=18231&module=Opinion&nl=opinion-today&pgtype=Homepage&regi_id=50191918&segment_id=26632&te=1&user_id=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/05/education-remote-learning-effectiveness-depends-on-motivation-of-students/

https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2020/05/my_online_learning_experience_as_a_student_is_not_so_good.html?cmp=eml-enl-cm-news2&M=59576199&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/55838/seven-distance-learning-priorities-to-consider-before-reopening-schools

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/khan-academythis-is-better.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Comments March 25-April 26th, 2020

Build and Support

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/as-schools-tackle-coronavirus-pause.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Reading https://www.corelearn.com/infographic-science-of-reading/

http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2020/04/john-steinbeck-ray-bradbury-and-power.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RussOnReading+%28Russ+on+Reading%29

Why teach literature. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/why-teach-literature-whole-collection.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29  

History https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/05/joy-hakim-online-lessons-by-a-storyteller/

Science https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/31/vicki-cobb-why-trust-science/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/25/vicki-cobb-why-does-science-matter/

Charter, Voucher, and Privatization Issues

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/charter-schools-we-are-businesses.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Are Charter Schools Public or Private? Trying to Have It Both Ways When Federal Emergency Money? https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/24083/

Betsy DeVos Derides Our System of Public Schools but Today’s School Closures Show Why the System Matters https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/23827/

Arkansas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/28/little-rock-parents-and-activists-fight-against-sham-of-restoring-local-control/

Florida http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/floridas-troubled-cyber-school-launches.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

New Jersey https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/04/can-nj-afford-to-continue-subsidizing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/27/stephen-dyer-ohio-legislature-continues-to-be-obsessed-by-vouchers/ and Ohio legislature allows voucher expansion in schools which already have vouchers. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/03/27/23854/

Tennessee https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/07/tennessee-parents-and-civil-rights-groups-sue-to-block-vouchers/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/25/texas-public-schools-outperform-charter-schools-2/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/25/texas-charter-schools-grow-rapidly-despite-inferior-performance-compared-to-public-schools/

Utah https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/03/utah-governor-vetoes-voucher-proposal/

Reform Foibles

So-called reformers have argued that “fixing the schools” will “fix society.” Schneider shows that this is backwards https://dianeravitch.net/2020/04/17/jack-schneider-pandemic-lays-bare-the-gaping-inequities-in-our-society/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/recovery-commission-targets-gutting-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Even Though Schools Are Closed, Advocates Must Keep on Pushing to End Dangerous School “Deformer” Policies https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/23931/

Coronavirus School Closures Will Force Us to Examine Failure of Standards-Based School Accountability https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/24035/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/04/demonstrating-why-business-ideas-dont.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

The stubborn myth of learning styles. https://www.educationnext.org/stubborn-myth-learning-styles-state-teacher-license-prep-materials-debunked-theory/  

Technology

https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/the-k-12-educators-guide-to-safe-and-effective-videoconferencing.html?cmp=eml-enl-tl-news1&M=59454827&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

Pandemic exposes the limitations of on-line learning. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/24012/

Pondiscio: Distance learning is not the new normal. https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/no-not-new-normal?utm_source=Fordham+Institute+Newsletters+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=473d67c332-20200415+-+Education+Gadfly+Weekly+A%2FB&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fa2df08a3-473d67c332-71867561&mc_cid=473d67c332&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

Students and teachers discuss on-line learning. https://webinar.mathspace.co/us/registration?id=4091800

https://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2020/03/23/the-biggest-obstacles-to-moving-americas-public-schools-online/#594beb9f10e4

Problems with online learning https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/30/jan-resseger-is-smarter-than-me-this-post-proves-it/

http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2020/04/book-review-practical-guide-to-digital.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RussOnReading+%28Russ+on+Reading%29

Comments Feb. 17th- Mar. 24th, 2020

Build and Support Issues

Yuval Levin; the Purpose of Education https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/back-basics-conservative-education-reform?utm_source=Fordham+Institute+Newsletters+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=cd1ea4b992-20200304+-+Education+Gadfly+Weekly+A%2FB&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fa2df08a3-cd1ea4b992-71867561&mc_cid=cd1ea4b992&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

The importance of mentors. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/02/how-to-improve-quality-of-teaching-with.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/local-opinions/as-long-as-montgomery-county-fails-to-teach-children-to-read-it-will-have-gaps/2020/03/12/13fd5c7e-6315-11ea-845d-e35b0234b136_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_opinions&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_opinions

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/03/why-teach-literature-stuff-1-what-is-it.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://www.corelearn.com/curriculum-implementation-showcase/

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/02/29/a-teacher-on-classroom-praise-steven-singer/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/the-classroom-the-basic-dilemma-that-teachers-face-and-manage/

News literacy instruction. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/20/education/learning/news-literacy-2016-election.html

Delayed payments hurt rural schools https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/03/02/23505/

The complexity of performance tasks. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-complexity-of-performance-tasks.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Charter, Voucher, and Privatization Problems

Jan Resseger: Public Schools Are a “Pillar of our Democracy.” Trump and DeVos Declare Them “Antiquated and Oppressive.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2020/03/18/charter-schools-testing-were-supposed-save-american-education-now-theyve-run-out-political-steam-what-went-wrong/?arc404=true

Resseger Schools Alone Cannot Save Children from Economic Inequality. Public Policy Must Assist Families in Deep Poverty

Jeff Bryant https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/03/why-the-coronavirus-pandemic-could-weaken-the-school-privatization-agenda.html

Vouchers: A Dangerous Choice https://ed100.org/blog/vouchers

Jeff Bryant https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/03/why-the-coronavirus-pandemic-could-weaken-the-school-privatization-agenda.html

Jeff Bryant: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/could-corporations-control-whats-taught-in-our-public-schools/

Call for Federal charter transparency law. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/03/free-market-winners-and-losers.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Baltimore https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/11/gary-rubinstein-debunks-tfa-claims-of-turnaround-schools-in-baltimore/

California https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/12/california-appeals-court-rules-that-non-profit-charter-schools-are-not-exempt-from-taxation/

Dallas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/26/thomas-ultican-who-is-behind-the-corporate-reform-agenda-in-dallas/

Detroit https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/22/detroit-why-are-school-closures-concentrated-in-black-and-brown-communities/

Florida https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/24/florida-investigation-shows-that-charters-close-almost-as-fast-as-they-open/

Florida https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/19/florida-charter-drain-causing-school-closures-in-broward-county/

Florida https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/12/florida-house-rejects-bill-to-ban-lgbt-discrimination-in-voucher-schools/

Florida https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/12/florida-house-rejects-bill-to-ban-lgbt-discrimination-in-voucher-schools/

Indiana https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/23/indiana-how-much-charter-graft-willtaxpayers-tolerate/

Mississippi https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/22/mississippi-the-shame-of-a-nation/

New Jersey https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/24/in-the-public-interest-why-we-must-protect-the-public-sector/

New Jersey https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/05/keith-e-benson-what-reformers-are-really-doing-in-camden-and-other-urban-districts/

New York https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/21/riverhead-n-y-good-public-schools-starved-by-cuomo-tax-cao-and-charter/

New York city. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/24/new-york-times-the-failure-of-michael-bloombergs-choice-program-in-new-york-city/  

North Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/19/stuart-egan-teachers-in-north-carolina-raised-all-the-right-issues-when-they-protested-last-year/

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/09/bill-phillis-ohio-has-diverted-14-7-billion-to-charters-and-vouchers/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/18/oklahoma-gulen-style-online-charter-school-obtains-names-and-addresses-of-students-for-recreuitment/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/02/john-thompson-public-schools-in-oklahoma-city-andtulsa-are-sinking-because-of-disruption-policies/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/11/oklahoma-epic-charter-graduates-zip-through-classes-but-are-not-college-ready/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/11/oklahoma-when-public-money-goes-to-a-charter-school-does-the-money-belong-to-the-public/

New Hampshire https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/17/new-hampshire-seeks-to-pilot-online-pre-schooling-and-tries-again-for-charters/

Philadelphia https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/06/philadelphia-citys-second-largest-charter-school-is-in-turmoil/

Rhode Island https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/29/randi-providence-takeover-demonizes-teachers-as-rhee-and-klein-did/

Rhode Island https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/08/rhode-island-will-close-one-of-its-oldest-charter-schools/  

Tennessee https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/01/tennessee-parents-and-advocates-will-hold-press-briefing-against-vouchers/

Texas https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2020/02/22/txs-kauffman-leadership-academy-to-close-with-one-weeks-notice-to-parents/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/07/jennifer-berkshire-trumps-voucher-plan-is-backfiring-in-texas/

Wisconsin https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/19/wisconsin-school-choice-is-causing-ruinous-damage-to-public-schools/

Reviews of Slaying Goliath https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/22/g-f-brandenburg-reviews-slaying-goliath/ ; https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/01/mike-rose-reviews-slaying-goliath/; https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/09/wendy-lecker-civil-rights-lawyer-reviews-slaying-goliath/; https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/13/teacher-responds-to-review-of-slaying-goliath-in-the-new-york-times/ ; https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/20/doug-little-lessons-for-canada-in-slaying-goliath/ ; and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/20/doug-little-lessons-for-canada-in-slaying-goliath/   

Reform Foibles

No Child Behind Failed, But Kevin Carey’s New Article https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/03/20/23749/

School Privatizers and Education Disrupters Keep Reinventing Themselves

https://garyrubinstein.wordpress.com/2020/03/09/tfa-celebrates-five-baltimore-turnaround-schools-one-is-still-ranked-in-the-bottom-1/

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/school-reforms-that-are-persistent-and-admired-but-marginal-part-4/ (parts 1,2, and 3 are in last months comments.); https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/03/19/chasing-success-and-confronting-failure-in-american-schools/

Resseger Billionaire Power?; two decades of educational policy are a cautionary tale. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/02/24/23425/

Technology

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/03/10/audrey-watters-will-the-ed-tech-industry-take-advantage-of-the-coronavirus-crisis/ and http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-ed-tech-vultures-circle.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Comments Jan. 14th-Feb. 16th, 2020

Build and Support Efforts

Learning Policy Institute. Strategies and practices to advance deeper learning. https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/product/deeper-learning-networks-video?utm_source=LPI+Master+List&utm_campaign=54473df4e4-LPIMC_NetworksVideos2_20200212&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e60dfa1d8-54473df4e4-42289731

Teacher pay takes a dive vis a vis other college grads. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/1/25/1914120/-Saturday-night-owls-Teacher-pay-relative-to-that-of-other-college-graduates-has-collapsed 

https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/endless-rocky-path-reading-science?utm_source=Fordham+Institute+Newsletters+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=0584e8bf81-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fa2df08a3-0584e8bf81-71867561&mc_cid=0584e8bf81&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/01/22/preservice-teachers-are-getting-mixed-messages-on.html?cmp=eml-enl-cm-news1&M=59032733&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb20/vol77/num05/toc.aspx?utm_source=marketing&utm_medium=email&utm_term=literacy&utm_content=EL&utm_campaign=EL-February2020NewIssue-020720

The idiocy of third grade reading retention. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/01/mi-whitmer-stands-up-for-reading-sense.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Third grade tests predict 10th grade achievement. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2020/02/Academic_mobility_low.html   

Resseger. Why we should talk about opportunity gaps not achievement gaps. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/01/27/22950/

Fordham; Rigorous grading standards raise achievement. https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/research/great-expectations-impact-rigorous-grading-practices-student-achievement?mc_cid=8b584be7eb&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

Critique of the NyTimes 1619 project. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/01/1619-project-new-york-times-wilentz/605152/

Vouchers, Charters, and Privatization Issues

A school superintendent who gets the problem of school choice. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/01/oh-superintendent-who-gets-problem-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

School choice plus student based budgeting destroys public schools in poor neighborhoods. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/23001/

Jan Resseger Public School Funding: In too many states it’s all about subtracting and more subtracting. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/01/22/22887/

Alabama. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/06/alabama-woodland-prep-charter-school-flounders-flops/

Arizona. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/27/craig-harris-online-charters-have-a-record-of-poor-outcomes-fraud-and-profit/

Arizona. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/16/arizona-charter-school-principal-pleads-guilty-to-fraud/

Arkansas. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/27/little-rock-wear-black-on-1-28-for-the-death-of-democratic-control/

Boston. https://www.educationnext.org/inclusion-action-expectations-for-all-excel-academy-boston/

California. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/21/california-defunct-for-profit-college-sues-former-students-for-repayment-of-debt/  

Detroit. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/15/detroit-a-cautionary-tale-of-a-promising-charter-school-that-was-doomed-to-fail/

Florida. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/18/florida-state-auditors-say-5-5-million-disappeared-at-two-charter-schools/

Florida. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/05/andre-agassi-scores-60-5-million-selling-charter-real-estate-in-florida/

Florida. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/01/fl-another-voucher-problem-and-not-one.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Florida. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/03/florida-2-big-banks-abandon-floridas-voucher-program-due-to-anti-lgbt-policies/  

Florida. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/08/orlando-sentinel-should-publicly-funded-voucher-schools-be-allowed-to-discriminate/

Indiana. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/15/indiana-two-virtual-charter-schools-steal-more-than-68-million-from-state/

Indiana. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/15/steve-hinnefeld-the-stench-of-virtual-charter-schools/

Indianapolis. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/04/indianapolis-the-resistance-is-fighting-the-well-funded-disruptors/

Indianapolis. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/06/tom-ultican-harvards-school-privatization-machine-and-the-indianapolis-takeover/

Indianapolis. https://cloakinginequity.com/2020/02/11/the-total-neoliberal-misrepresentation-of-the-recent-history-of-indianapolis-k12-education/

Kentucky. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/29/kentucky-rightwing-extremists-want-to-defund-our-public-schools/

New Jersey. https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/02/sorry-nj-charter-schools-you-cant-have.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

New Orleans. https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/new-orleans-high-school-records-are-finally-audited-there-are-holes/  

Oakland. https://blackagendareport.com/privatizing-oakland-schools

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/27/bill-phillis-remember-ecot-and-1-billion-of-lost-school-revenue/

Ohio. Jan Resseger: Ohio budget bill multiplies school vouchers, leaves local school districts in crisis. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/01/17/22783/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/02/why-does-ohio-award-bonuses-to-failing-charter-schools/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/02/peter-greene-on-ohios-mad-love-for-vouchers/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/31/stephen-dyer-ohios-voucher-crisis-in-4-charte/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/19/ohio-how-to-fix-the-states-disastrous-voucher-program/ ,Resseger, Voucher talks break down over four issues. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/02/03/23074/ and House passes voucher fix. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/02/07/23163/  

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/28/ohio-gop-grovels-at-feet-of-fordham-and-alec/

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/01/oh-free-private-school-at-public-expense.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/22/ohio-legislator-says-state-has-duty-to-fund-religious-schools/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/31/bill-phillis-ohio-charter-owners-lose-appeal-for-bonuses/

Oklahoma. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/24/oklahoma-how-to-disrupt-and-demoralize-a-school-distruct/

Oklahoma. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/01/mi-whitmer-stands-up-for-reading-sense.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Oklahoma. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/16/oklahoma-epic-virtual-charter-school-penalized-530000-for-excessive-administrative-costs/

Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf plans to save $280 million by charter school reform. https://gadflyonthewallblog.com/2020/02/05/gov-wolf-proposes-saving-280-million-a-year-in-pa-with-charter-school-reform/  

Pennsylvania. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/23/bethlehem-pennsylvania-a-superintendent-talks-candidly-about-charter-schools-and-race/

Pennsylvania. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/27/pennsylvania-superintendents-form-coalition-to-fight-privatization/

Pennsylvania. A halfway takedown of cyber-charters. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/01/pa-another-bill-to-take-down-sort-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Tennessee. https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2020/02/13/tn-supt-penny-schwinn-bypasses-legislature-with-no-bid-voucher-contract/

Texas. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/26/tom-ultican-explains-corporate-education-reform-and-the-assault-on-dallas-public-schools/

Texas. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/03/dallas-charter-operator-sentenced-to-7-years-then-claims-bonus/

Washington, DC. https://educationdc.net/2020/02/03/reasons-why-dcps-should-support-not-close-washington-met/

Wisconsin and Ohio. In the two states with some of the oldest voucher programs School choice week is filled with contention. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/01/31/23043/

Wisconsin. http://www.hngnews.com/sun_prairie_star/opinion/article_5ba86a51-2503-5cc2-9a0a-5e5abfaf6549.html

Wyoming. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/02/used-pitches-privatization-to-wyoming.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

“Reform” Travails

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/02/10/does-studying-student-data-really-raise-test.html?cmp=eml-enl-cm-news1-rm&M=59041821&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

https://www.salon.com/2020/02/11/how-corporations-are-forcing-their-way-into-americas-public-schools_partner/

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/01/18/we-are-all-reformers-part-4/ and https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/we-are-all-reformers-part-5/ 

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/02/11/school-reforms-that-are-persistent-and-admired-but-marginal-part-1/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/school-reforms-that-are-persistent-and-admired-but-marginal-part-2/ and https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/school-reforms-that-are-persistent-and-admired-but-marginal-part-3/

Reviews of Diane Ravitch’s new book Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools

https://garyrubinstein.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/the-life-and-death-of-the-terrible-education-reform-movement/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/19/gary-rubinstein-on-the-life-and-death-of-the-terrible-education-reform-movement/  

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/14/john-thompson-reviews-slaying-goliath-part-1/ and  https://dianeravitch.net/2020/02/14/john-thompson-reviews-slaying-goliath-part-2/

Technology

Comments Dec. 8th, 2019-Jan. 16th, 2020

Build and Support Issues

Public education forum challenges candidates to support full funding for public schools. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/12/16/22453/

Civics. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/colleges-must-train-students-for-jobs–and-also-as-citizens/2019/12/29/b8724756-204e-11ea-a153-dce4b94e4249_story.html

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/12/us/texas-vs-california-history-textbooks.html?action=click&auth=login-email&login=email&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage%3A

The miseducation of American boys. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/01/the-miseducation-of-the-american-boy/603046/

Financial Times English account of how to help working class boys falling behind in school https://www.ft.com/content/3b2509f2-fda2-11e8-aebf-99e208d3e521

 Pam Burdman: Alternative high school math pathways. https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-we-can-make-math-less-traumatic-by-ensuring-every-student-is-on-the-right-pathway/?utm_source=Just+Equations&utm_campaign=c7e07e95d6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_01_03_08_59_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_472770b236-c7e07e95d6-294112997&mc_cid=c7e07e95d6&mc_eid=93b18d36f0

Will the science of reading instruction catch on in teacher prep? https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/12/04/most-ed-professors-favor-balanced-literacy.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1&M=58997710&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/reading-between-lines-what-states-can-do-about-americas-literacy-challenge?mc_cid=45af6ea488&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/12/can-rich-content-improve-education.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-foundation-of-real-writing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/digging-dirt-quality-curriculum?mc_cid=230f13568f&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/research/supplemental-curriculum-bazaar?mc_cid=e262123924&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/12/fordham-teachers-are-downloading-junk.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/how-districts-can-mitigate-harm-popular-low-quality-online-curriculum-resources?utm_source=Fordham+Institute+Newsletters+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=0577801f73-20160918_LateLateBell9_16_2016_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fa2df08a3-0577801f73-71867561&mc_cid=0577801f73&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

https://www.educationnext.org/stay-course-on-national-standards-forum-decade-on-has-common-core-failed/?mc_cid=230f13568f&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

Teacher morale is dropping. Remedies. https://districtadministration.com/why-teacher-morale-appears-to-be-dropping/

Florida. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/16/florida-are-violent-kids-protected-by-law/

North Carolina. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/11/north-carolina-leandro-report-sets-a-new-direction-for-the-states-schools-will-the-politicians-listen/

Virginia. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/12/va-ideas-about-how-to-recruit-and.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Stop blaming schools for chronic absenteeism. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/13/wendy-lecker-stop-blaming-schools-for-chronic-absenteeism/

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/01/10/we-are-all-school-reformers-part-1/; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/01/13/we-are-all-reformers-part-2/ and https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/we-are-all-reformers-part-3/

Charters, Vouchers, and Privatization

Jeff Bryant: https://www.salon.com/2019/12/12/why-the-federal-governments-billion-dollar-charter-school-program-is-a-bigger-disaster-than-we-thought_partner/

Reviews of Diane Ravitch’s new book Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools https://tultican.com/2020/01/01/we-are-the-resistance-and-we-are-winning-2/ and https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/01/08/22594/

Charter Schools: Why they are not in the public interest. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/22732/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/12/09/report-federal-government-wasted-millions-dollars-charter-schools-that-never-opened/

Full list of the 2500 closed charter schools.https://www.prwatch.org/news/2015/09/12936/cmd-publishes-full-list-2500-closed-charter-schools?emci=620d6768-601c-ea11-828b-2818784d6d68&emdi=836e9aa7-611c-ea11-828b-2818784d6d68&ceid=7442779

https://gadflyonthewallblog.com/2019/12/20/why-is-accountability-too-much-to-ask-of-charter-schools/https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/11/charter-chains-try-to-lift-college-graduation-rates-by-sending-dropouts-to-online-college/

 The Misleading Rhetoric of School “Choice” Advocates: Wealth and “Choice” https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-misleading-rhetoric-of-school.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

How non-profit charter schools make a profit. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/14/michael-kohlhass-how-nonprofit-charter-schools-make-a-profit/

https://www.thenation.com/article/education-school-choice-democrats/

https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/11/waltons-and-broad-fund-a-grassroots-parents-group/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/15/maurice-cunningham-why-the-waltons-fund-the-national-parents-union/

https://garyrubinstein.wordpress.com/2020/01/05/reform-funded-research-winning-kipp-lottery-does-not-significantly-increase-chance-of-persisting-in-college/ and https://garyrubinstein.wordpress.com/2020/01/12/more-reform-funded-research-kipp-graduates-persist-in-college-at-the-same-rate-as-their-mothers/

Vouchers: Should states be subsidizing private education at a steep cost to public schools? https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2020/01/06/22629/

Alabama. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/13/larry-lee-the-colossal-charter-mess-in-alabama/

Alabama. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/13/alabama-tfa-alum-plans-to-open-a-federally-funded-charter-in-an-impoverished-rural-county-with-only-two-public-schools/

Arkansas. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/24/a-plea-to-arkansas-officials-to-keep-hands-off-little-rock-public-schools/

Arizona. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/12/curtis-cardine-on-the-fiscal-crisis-in-arizonas-charter-school-industry/

Arizona. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/27/education-law-center-the-failure-of-vouchers-in-texas-and-of-voucher-expansion-in-arizona/

Arizona. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/14/arizona-goldwater-institute-sues-to-invalidate-regulation-of-voucher-money/

Atlanta. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/18/ed-johnson-will-the-citizens-of-atlanta-allow-their-public-schools-to-be-transformed-into-a-business/

California. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/07/california-lawmaker-proposes-regulations-for-home-school-charter-industry/

California https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/16/how-czis-summit-schools-excluded-its-own-students-from-an-open-meeting/

California. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/11/wisconsin-taxpayers-angry-about-supporting-two-school-systems/   

Chicago. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/11/chicago-no-new-charter-schools-apply-to-open-this-year-backlash/

Florida. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/10/sue-legg-the-dark-ide-of-chool-choice-in-florida/

Houston. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/20/houston-founder-of-houston-charter-chain-indicted-and-arrested/

Houston. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/21/texas-state-takeover-of-houston-schools-is-an-outrage/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/02/houston-the-betrayal-of-the-public-schools-as-state-attacks-democracy/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/13/domingo-morel-the-state-takeover-of-houston-schools-is-about-race-and-power-not-school-improvement/

Indiana. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/05/indiana-state-graduation-rate-is-87-but-for-charters-it-is-40/

Indiana. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/17/shocker-indiana-refuses-to-give-three-indianapolis-schools-to-for-profit-charter-chain/

Los Angeles. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/05/los-angeles-charters-are-proliferating-where-they-arent-needed/  

Los Angeles. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/12/michael-kohlhaas-charter-leader-in-los-angeles-harasses-teacher-protesting-co-location-and-unqualified-staff-at-charter/

Massachusetts. https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2019/12/28/massachusetts-nonprofit-building-excellent-schools-receives-57m-from-arkansas-waltons/

Miami. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/19/miami-a-school-choice-dream-or-nightmare/

Nevada. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/22/angie-sullivan-the-charter-industry-in-nevada-is-asleep-at-the-wheel-gone-off-the-road-crashed-into-a-ditch/

New Hampshire. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/13/breaking-news-new-hampshire-tables-offer-of-25-million-from-devos-to-double-charter-schools/

New Jersey. https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/01/hoboken-nj-charter-schools-update-for.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29 and https://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2020/01/correcting-facts-about-nj-charter.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FCqnJA+%28Jersey+Jazzman%29

New Jersey. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/09/newark-superintendent-wants-to-close-four-charters-and-limit-new-ones/

North Carolina. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2020/01/nc-whitewashing-charter-report.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

North Carolina. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/07/north-carolina-a-cash-cow-for-investors-a-headache-for-taxpayers/ 

North Carolina, Charlotte. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/06/charlotte-n-c-charter-school-abruptly-closes-mid-year/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/09/ohio-expands-its-failed-voucher-program-and-most-school-districts-will-lose-funding/ and https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/22324/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/21/peter-greene-ohio-plunges-districts-into-the-voucher-disaster/  

Ohio. https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2020/01/03/ohios-aggressive-school-vouchers-set-to-cripple-even-high-scoring-public-schools/

Ohio. Voucher program in trouble. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/12/oh-voucher-crisis-looming.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/11/ohio-expert-educators-call-on-governor-to-repeal-state-takeover-bill/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/16/akron-former-leader-of-digital-academy-accused-of-diverting-167000-to-a-shell-company/

Pennsylvania. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/11/pennsylvania-republican-legislators-target-states-neediest-districts-for-failed-takeover-strategy/

Pennsylvania. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/democrats-are-moving-on-from-charter-schools-who-will-they-leave-behind/2019/12/13/325f0272-1d05-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html

Pittsburg. https://gadflyonthewallblog.com/2019/12/23/charter-schools-harrisburg-mayor-peduto-created-pittsburgh-public-schools-budget-deficit/

Rhode Island. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/15/tom-ultican-the-takeover-of-providence-public-schools/

Tennessee. https://garyrubinstein.wordpress.com/2020/01/15/the-tennessee-asd-booted-or-re-booted/

Texas. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/27/education-law-center-the-failure-of-vouchers-in-texas-and-of-voucher-expansion-in-arizona/

Tulsa. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/04/john-thompson-why-is-tulsa-in-crisis/

Utah. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/15/utah-charter-enrollment-declines-for-first-time-in-a-decade/

Wisconsin. https://dianeravitch.net/2020/01/11/wisconsin-taxpayers-angry-about-supporting-two-school-systems/  

“Reform Foibles”

New Mexico. Final disposition of the successful lawsuit against value added teacher evaluation. http://vamboozled.com/new-mexico-lawsuit-final-update/

Technology

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614893/classroom-technology-holding-students-back-edtech-kids-education/

The 100 worst ed tech disasters of the decade. http://hackeducation.com/2019/12/31/what-a-shitshow

https://gadflyonthewallblog.com/2020/01/10/robots-will-never-replace-teachers-they-can-only-displace-us/

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/01/08/teachers-the-robots-are-coming-but-thats.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1&M=59021424&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

Comments Oct. 17th-Dec. 8th, 2019

Build and Support

Stop ignoring the innovations that occur in public schools. https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/11/27/stop-ignoring-the-innovation-that-happens-in.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1-rm&M=58992512&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

Getting reading right report. https://www.edweek.org/ew/collections/getting-reading-right/index.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1&M=58995349&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

There is a right way to teach reading and Mississippi knows it. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/opinion/mississippi-schools-naep.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage   

Too many early reading teachers are using the debunked cueing system and guessing strategies to the detriment of reading performance. https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/12/04/data-how-reading-is-really-being-taught.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1-rm&M=58994577&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e and http://e-news.edweek.org/ct/98293588:7Ln9R0umN:m:1:3139580984:BBD4F440C91BEC50B516A79AEF1C40DF:r:56558  

https://www.educationnext.org/put-whole-language-on-trial-case-against-reading-instruction-illiteracy/

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/54452/why-deeply-diving-into-content-could-be-the-key-to-reading-comprehension?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20191027MindShiftNewsletterSubscribers&mc_key=00Qi000001WzO2NEAV

Pondiscio: A plea to conservatives to pay attention to the importance of broad content knowledge and the goal of citizenship https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/classroom-content-conservative-conundrum?mc_cid=cafba688d5&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

Pondiscio: Curricular efforts https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/curriculum-advocates-prepare-long-hard-struggle?mc_cid=1972e93aed&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

Schmoker on making reading instruction more efficient. https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/11/20/how-to-make-reading-instruction-much-much.html?r=599652308&cmp=eml-enl-cco-news2-rm&M=58989597&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e&mkey=D3494795-8EEA-48E1-B02B-97496ABA726A

Robert Pondiscio: “Are You In?”, the importance of civic engagement. https://www.educationnext.org/metric-that-matters-most-ask-kids-are-you-in/

Stanford on-line civic reasoning website. https://cor.stanford.edu/

An inside look at Singapore schools. http://ncee.org/2019/10/building-the-nation-builders/

What teachers need. https://www.weareteachers.com/what-teachers-need/?utm_source=WAT_MDR&utm_medium=Enews&utm_campaign=WAT_Enews103119

The problem of teacher demoralization. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-11-19-many-frustrated-teachers-say-it-s-not-burnout-it-s-demoralization?utm_source=EdSurgeEdsChoice&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=12-03-2019&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT0dSbFltVTROR1JtWmpZdyIsInQiOiJrZFFYd2lmVFJvOHRwcWZLKzFJdDg2WWVLeG5DUFpjdUZyMzVOajVQRGpyM2EyRWpLN2duR0dlRlVzeUQ1b09JYzNQN0FlN1RCZ29qYjZoRkpKcDFOaFwvaWdvanNVN2Z0VW5uXC9WWklYSFZIRTdCV2VaVjBuekRCbG9iXC9yeHFnMCJ9

One-stop shopping for teachers by Ken Burns https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/11/19/indisensable-ken-burns-has-new-initiative-one-stop-online-teachers/

A union teacher pens an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/17/glenn-sacks-in-the-wall-street-journal-teachers-unions-have-the-cure-for-what-ails-americas-schools/  

Jan Resseger: Building the case for public education. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/11/18/22024/

A large study concludes inquiry methods in math beat traditional strategies. https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/10/09/students-learn-more-from-inquiry-based-teaching-international.html?r=328926239

Teachers nationwide strike for better education. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/11/27/22141/

Massachusetts adds billions for equity in public schools. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/12/06/22296/

Chicago teachers strike for better student conditions. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/21502/

Chicago teachers win improved student support. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/06/chicago-the-teachers-strike-brings-a-sea-change-in-education-policy/

End of course exams show positive results. https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/research/end-course-exams-and-student-outcomes?mc_cid=f96883c18f&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

Petrilli: Fewer Children Left Behind https://fordhaminstitute.org/sites/default/files/publication/pdfs/20191015-fewer-children-left-behind.pdf?utm_source=Fordham+Institute+Newsletters+%26+Announcements&utm_campaign=76ddf18adc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_201900730-discipline-reform_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5fa2df08a3-76ddf18adc-71867561&mc_cid=76ddf18adc&mc_eid=ebbe04a807

Charters, Vouchers, and Privatization Issues

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/12/05/to-embrace-charter-schools-is-embrace-betsy-devos-donald-trump-says-black-scholar-who-once-led-charters/

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2019/11/charter-school-research-silver-bullet-apocalypse.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2-rm&M=58992512&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/11/david-osborne-tells-big-charter-lie.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/11/why-market-forces-will-not-provide.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Charters want public school transportation dollars. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/12/buddy-can-you-spare-ride-to-charter.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29  

https://gadflyonthewallblog.com/2019/10/19/charter-schools-cherry-pick-students-call-it-choice-part-1-the-i-didnt-do-it-excuse/ ; https://gadflyonthewallblog.com/2019/10/26/charter-schools-cherry-pick-students-call-it-choice-part-2-the-everyones-doing-it-excuse/

Larry Cuban’s review of Pondiscio’s recent book “How the Other Half Learns”. https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/11/27/how-the-other-half-learns-a-review-part-1/ ; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/11/30/how-the-other-half-learns-a-review-part-2/ ; and https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/12/03/how-the-other-half-learns-a-review-part-3/

Peter Greene: Federally supported vouchers are a major cause of discrimination. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/10/vouchers-and-federally-supported.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Alabama https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/05/alabama-fired-principal-of-charter-school-sues-board-for-excluding-students-with-disabilities-nepotism-and-cronyism/

Arizona https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/26/arizona-charter-founder-paid-his-companies-46-8-million-in-taxpayer-money-in-one-year/

Arkansas https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/17/cathy-frye-inside-the-shadowy-world-of-the-arkansas-school-choice-movement-part-6/ ; https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/23/cathy-frye-tells-all-about-the-shadowy-world-of-school-choice-in-arkansas-part-7/

Arkansas https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/17/lilsis-maps-the-walton-billionaires-who-are-crushing-the-teachers-parents-and-public-schools-of-little-rock/  

Arkansas https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/19/max-brantley-the-waltons-vicious-assault-on-arkansas-public-schools-and-its-teachers-union/

Boston https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/02/boston-falling-enrollment-forces-charter-chain-to-retrench/

Cleveland School closures threaten to destroy neighborhoods in Cleveland. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/21909/

Dallas https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/25/dallas-chamber-of-commerce-leads-campaign-to-destroy-public-schools/

Denver https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/08/tom-ultican-the-denver-miracle-voters-eliminate-billionaire-backed-corporate-reformers/  ; and https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/08/jeannie-kaplan-denver-voters-give-reform-an-f/

Florida http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/11/fl-how-state-supports-discrimination-by.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Florida (Michigan, DC, and Mississippi) https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/08/g-f-brandenburg-invites-you-to-spot-the-miracles-in-florida-michigan-d-c-and-mississippi/

Florida http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/11/fl-even-state-thinks-florida-virtual.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29  

Houston https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/07/outrage-state-plans-to-take-control-of-houston-district-due-to-1-failing-school/ ; https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/07/houston-shame-on-the-texas-education-agency-for-attacking-local-democratic-control-of-public-schools/ ; https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/07/houston-the-double-standard-that-favors-charters/; https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/18/yes-something-stinks-about-the-state-takeover-of-the-houston-independent-school-district/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/20/houston-hft-files-lawsuit-to-block-state-takeover/

Indiana https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/03/indiana-karen-francisco-on-shady-charter-real-estate-deals/

Kentucky https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/17/peter-greene-beware-kentucky-here-come-the-charter-hucksters/

Kentucky https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/22/kentucky-dont-be-fooled-charters-and-vouchers-harm-children/

Kentucky https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/05/kentucky-state-board-of-education-meets-omits-request-to-fund-charter-schools/

Kentucky https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/05/kentucky-districts-required-to-take-charter-school-training-with-no-charter-schools-in-sight/

Little Rock https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/05/thomas-ultican-wealthy-white-elites-are-attacking-the-little-rock-school-district/

Louisiana https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/1-3m-wasnt-enough-still-more-walton-money-appears-in-la-s-october-2019-elections/

Louisiana https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2019/11/03/john-whites-2019-la-naep-and-act-failure/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/04/gary-rubinstein-the-reformers-desperate-effort-to-find-hope-in-the-naep-scores/

Louisiana https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/01/mike-deshotels-on-john-whites-record-as-louisianas-state-superintendent-and-education-reformer/  and https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/04/mercedes-schneider-the-failure-of-reform-in-louisiana/

Michigan/Detroit https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/19/michigan-state-takeover-of-detroit-schools-was-a-costly-mistake/

New Hampshire https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/03/new-hampshire-legislature-puts-46-million-federal-charter-school-grant-on-hold/

New York City Robert Pondiscio: Success Academy is better and worse than you think. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/11/pondiscio-success-academy-is-better-and.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

New Orleans https://harpers.org/archive/2019/11/the-k-12-takeover-charter-schools-new-orleans/?emci=391a9478-05ff-e911-828b-2818784d6d68&emdi=cf8d21eb-09ff-e911-828b-2818784d6d68&ceid=7442779; and Jan Resseger’s review of Gabor’s article. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/11/04/21745/ 

New Orleans https://thelensnola.org/2019/11/04/nola-public-schools-sends-warning-letters-to-three-schools-over-special-education-concerns/

New York City https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/21/class-size-matters-the-cost-to-new-york-city-of-paying-rent-for-charter-school-facilities/

New York City https://garyrubinstein.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/success-academy-class-of-2020-sheds-239-scholars-along-the-way/

North Carolina https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/18/betsy-devos-floods-north-carolina-with-charter-cash/

Oakland https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/12/jane-nylund-oakland-is-in-the-sights-of-the-destroy-public-education-crowd-who-control-the-board/

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/10/bill-phillis-an-experiment-in-ohio-that-will-probably-never-be-repeated/

Ohio. Resseger: Wealth and Power Undermine Equity and Democracy Across Ohio’s Public School Districts https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/21617/

Ohio. Resseger  Voucher expansion creates a new kind of school funding inequity. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/11/06/21811/

Ohio https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/21/bill-phillis-it-is-wrong-for-ohio-to-require-public-schools-to-pay-for-transportation-costs-of-charters-and-vouchers/

Oklahoma https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/06/john-thompson-the-new-wave-of-misnaepery-heading-towards-oklahoma-and-other-states/

Pennsylvania https://gadflyonthewallblog.com/2019/11/15/vulture-voucher-bill-latest-in-mike-turzais-quest-to-please-betsy-devos-in-pa/; https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/15/pennsylvania-gop-speaker-pushes-devos-plan-for-vouchers/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/21/breaking-news-pennsylvania-voucher-bill-blocked-for-now/

Pennsylvania https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/19/pennsylvania-low-performing-charter-school-demands-charter-takeover-of-elementary-schools-in-entire-school-district/

Pennsylvania http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/11/pa-charter-drains-public-schools-now.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

Pennsylvania https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/06/pennsylvania-why-did-this-charter-school-ceo-pay-himself-11-million-without-board-approval/

Pennsylvania https://dianeravitch.net/2019/12/08/peter-greene-who-ripped-off-the-public-schools-in-the-chester-upland-district-in-pennsylvania/

Pennsylvania https://gadflyonthewallblog.com/2019/12/06/demand-reform-to-pennsylvanias-charter-school-law-before-its-too-late/

 Philadelphia https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/21/philadelphia-school-choice-has-harmed-not-helped-the-citys-public-schools/

Philadelphia https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/24/philadelphia-charter-school-excludes-student-because-she-is-adhd/

Rhode Island https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/29/rhode-island-a-frightening-tour-of-an-achievement-first-charter-school/

Tennessee https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/18/tennessee-dont-copy-alabamas-mistakes/

Tennessee https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/25/tennessee-achievement-school-district-continues-to-show-very-low-test-scores/

Tennessee https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/22/great-hearts-charter-schools-target-middle-class-and-affluent-students/

Texas https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/14/texas-a-power-grab-to-squeeze-the-public-out-of-public-education/  

Washington state. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/23/washington-state-another-charter-school-closes-due-to-dwindling-enrollment/

Washington, DC https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/11/valerie-jablow-d-c-ripped-off-by-charter-real-estate-deals/

Washington, DC https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/11/d-c-charter-enrollment-declines-for-first-time/

Wisconsin https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/15/north-carolina-a-mother-sends-her-children-to-a-charter-school-but-is-shocked-when-she-finds-out-about-the-real-estate-deal/

“Reform” foibles

The failed policy of third grade retention. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/31/nancy-bailey-the-haunted-third-grade-classroom-that-traps-children/ and http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/11/tn-doubling-down-on-bad-reading-policy.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

The tragedy of “portfolio districts”. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/11/26/jan-resseger-the-tragedy-of-portfolio-districts/

High attrition rates in Washington, DC. The highest rated teachers are most likely to leave. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/23/valerie-jablow-teacher-attrition-in-d-c-reaches-crisis-level/

Review of Jeff Bryant’s article on the ongoing impact of the School Leadership pipeline created by Eli Broad’s Superintendents’ Academy. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/21533/

Unequal Access and Denial of Opportunity: the Collateral Damage of Portfolio School Reform

Technology

Larry Cuban: https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/the-puzzle-of-similar-teaching-in-universities-and-schools-the-case-of-technology-use/

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/design-tech-high-school-part-1/ ; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/teaching-at-d-tech-high-school-english-part-2/ ; https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/11/05/teaching-at-d-tech-high-school-chemistry-part-3/ and https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/11/07/teaching-at-d-tech-high-school-government-part-4/  

The connection between ed tech and “reform”. https://thebaffler.com/salvos/fables-of-school-reform-watters?emci=a5b0ebb9-1715-ea11-828b-2818784d6d68&emdi=c3e6b449-1c15-ea11-828b-2818784d6d68&ceid=7442779

Comments Sept. 12th-Oct. 16th, 2019

Build and Support Issues

Jennifer O’Day and Marshall Smith’s excellent new book, Opportunity for All: A Framework for Quality and Equality in Education Harvard Educational Press (2019)

Why America needs to invest in public education from Forbes magazine. https://www.forbes.com/sites/teddintersmith/2019/09/11/why-america-needs-an-education-imperative/#6cf8ab0f7bd8

Embracing Public Schools as the Very Definition of the Common Good https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/20939/

What does educational opportunity mean? https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/10/04/21312/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/06/bill-phillis-new-study-shows-that-students-learn-no-less-in-poor-urban-schools/

Cincinnati  Community schools make spectacular progress. https://futureforlearning.org/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/30/andrea-gabor-the-demand-for-a-new-kind-of-civics/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/07/andrea-gabor-to-succeed-in-business-major-in-the-liberal-arts/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/16/mark-weber-the-condition-of-teachers-in-new-jersey/

Louisa Moats on dyslexia. https://www.voyagersopris.com/blog/edview360/2018/10/04/its-dyslexia 

What’s the difference between an organized phonics approach and balanced literacy. https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/phonics-vs-balanced-literacy-a-classroom-comparison.html?cmp=eml-enl-tu-news1&M=58953216&U=56558&UUID=963b3ee1b30e99b18f611b1fbc9d893e

The importance of content knowledge to reading comprehension. https://www.edutopia.org/article/research-zeroes-barrier-reading-plus-tips-teachers

Stanford’s Sean Riordan: Schools alone can’t overcome racial achievement gaps caused by concentrated poverty. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/21139/

Wisconsin. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/27/milwaukee-school-board-votes-to-restore-music-education-in-every-public-school/  

Charter, Voucher, and Privatization Foibles

Carol Burris. Federal report finds no difference in performance between charters and public schools. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/28/carol-burris-federal-analysis-finds-no-difference-in-performance-between-charter-schools-and-public-schools/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/15/jan-resseger-why-democrats-should-fight-for-public-schools-and-oppose-charter-schools/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/14/maurice-cunningham-the-waltons-create-a-national-parents-union/

Are charter schools public schools? Shawgi Tell says no.   https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/14/shawgi-tell-are-charter-schools-public-schools/

Jeff Bryant on the disaster of private companies working an insider game for lucrative contracts. https://www.salon.com/2019/09/20/school-leadership-disaster-private-companies-work-an-insider-game-to-reap-lucrative-contracts_partner/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/01/michael-kohlhaas-the-california-charter-school-associations-secret-reprehensible-goals/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/13/los-altos-california-fights-elite-charter-school/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/04/california-a-charter-chain-so-awful-that-the-charter-lobby-expelled-it/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/15/indiana-west-lafayette-public-schools-sues-the-state-for-taking-their-property-and-giving-it-to-charter-industry-for-1/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/17/devos-and-her-aides-will-promote-vouchers-and-charters-across-the-country/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/14/tom-ultican-will-inspire-charters-be-the-next-big-scandal/

Alabama. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/24/terri-michal-the-charter-land-grab-in-birmingham/

Alabama. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/03/alabama-montgomerys-first-charter-school-descends-into-chaos-after-six-weeks/

Arkansas. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/02/max-brantley-the-little-rock-school-crisis-and-parents-fight-to-stop-walton-funded-takeover/ ; https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/11/arkansas-state-board-votes-to-restore-local-control-to-little-rock-but-read-the-fine-print/ ; and https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/11/tim-jackson-why-little-rock-parents-cannot-trust-arkansas-governor-or-state-board/

Arkansas. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/11/rev-dr-anika-whitfield-on-arkansas-decision-to-crush-little-rock-teachers-union/

Arkansas/ https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/10/arkansas-inside-the-shadowy-world-of-the-school-choice-movement-part-1/; https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/11/arkansas-inside-the-shadowy-world-of-the-school-choice-movement-part-2/ and https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/12/arkansas-inside-the-shadowy-world-of-the-school-choice-movement-part-3/ ; https://myrenegadelife.com/2019/10/10/inside-the-shadowy-world-of-the-arkansas-school-choice-movement-part-4-cutting-off-the-head-of-the-snake/ ; and https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/15/arkansas-inside-the-shadowy-world-of-the-school-choice-movement-part-5/

Chicago. Rahm’s and Arne’s Legacies Continue to Damage Chicago Public Schools, Especially in Black Neighborhoods  https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/21278/

Louisiana. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/13/mercedes-schneider-louisiana-state-board-of-education-bought-and-paid-for/

Los Angeles. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/07/los-angeles-michael-kohlhaas-explains-how-charter-lobby-neutralized-the-lausd-inspector-general/

Los Angeles. Can charter and public schools share space without fights? LAUSD’s $5.5-million solution:https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-02/charter-schools-campus-sharing-grants

Michigan. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/02/michigan-for-profit-charter-operator-pulls-a-fast-one-on-parents/

Nevada. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/19/nevada-vouchers-and-the-definition-of-insanity/

Nevada, Several Charter Schools in Trouble: https://kdwn.com/2019/10/07/several-charter-schools-in-trouble/

New Orleans. Tom Ultican: https://tultican.com/2019/10/02/new-orleans-education-is-inefficient-expensive-and-sad/

New Orleans. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/16/mercedes-schneider-on-the-new-orleans-effort-to-end-its-teacher-shortage/

New Orleans. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/06/new-orleans-a-charter-school-finds-out-that-making-bold-promises-is-not-enough/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/16/bill-phillis-charters-in-ohio-are-failing-state-wasted-11-billion/

Ohio. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/17/stephen-dyer-charter-schools-in-ohio-get-failing-grades-from-state/

Ohio. State punches Youngstown schools with legislative assault on local control. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/21443/

Ohio. Innovation Ohio Report: Ohio Budget Eases Oversight of Charter Schools and Provides Windfall for Ohio School Vouchers  https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/21235/   

Ohio. Jan Resseger: State Takeover Fails in Youngstown, Ohio, So State Kills Elected Local Board

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/16/bill-phillis-never-thought-this-would-happen-in-america/

Pennsylvania. Republican speaker of the house berates public schools and their teachers but praises charters. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/22/pennsylvania-speaker-of-the-house-berates-public-schools-and-their-teachers-praises-charters/

Tennessee. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/20/amy-frogge-how-edupreneurs-took-nashville-for-a-ride/ but see https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/27/nashville-school-board-rejects-rocketship-charter/

Texas. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/23/texas-special-rules-special-treatment-for-charter-honchos/

Texas. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/15/texas-charter-schools-dont-believe-the-boasting-and-hype/

Texas. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/21/texas-the-hoax-and-lies-perpetrated-by-the-charter-industry/

Texas. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/02/william-j-gumbert-red-flags-and-charter-schools-in-texas/

Texas. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/27/steve-miller-texas-charter-schools-are-transparent-except-when-they-are-not/

Texas. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/07/dallas-charter-school-ceo-convicted-of-taking-kickbacks-on-contract/

Utah. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/15/utah-two-new-charter-schools-may-close-by-end-of-year/

Washington. Lavish Lobbying Ensures that Washington, D.C. Charter Schools Remain Unregulated

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/03/d-c-kipps-sweet-deal-in-the-district-of-columbia-to-scoop-up-closed-public-schools/

Wisconsin. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/17/wisconsin-parents-outraged-that-devos-is-selling-vouchers-to-them/

Technology

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/techno-optimism-meets-schools-schools-win-part-1/ and https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/techno-optimists-meet-school-school-wins-part-2/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/12/mineola-n-y-a-third-grade-classroom-where-students-spend-75-of-the-day-on-their-ipads/

The Perils of “Reform”

New book on the failure of educational reform. https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/17/the-perfect-storm-disasterof-education-reform/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/09/have-you-heard-the-koch-plan-to-eliminate-public-education/

Tim Seklar on the exodus of teachers from their chosen profession. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/21341/

Teacher identifies 10 “reforms” that have damaged NC’s public schools: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2019/10/08/teacher-identifies-10-reforms-that-have-damaged-ncs-public-schools/

Five Signs Your Reform Has Become Another Education Fad: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rick_hess_straight_up/2019/10/five_signs_your_reform_has_become_another_education_fad.html 

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/04/jan-resseger-new-study-shows-that-schools-dont-fix-poverty/

Resseger: New Reports Confirm Persistent Child Poverty While Policymakers Blame Educators and Fail to Address Core Problem https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/09/20/21049/ and Ohio Senate blames teachers and schools in socio-economic areas while underfunding those schools. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/20995/  

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/25/north-carolina-school-grades-measure-income-not-school-quality/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/05/kentucky-new-school-rating-system-is-likely-to-identify-schools-with-high-poverty-enrollments/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/21/how-a-minnesota-foundation-wasted-45-million-on-a-failed-plan-to-reform-teacher-education/

ALEC’s faulty “report card”. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2019/09/alec-issues-report-card-but-still-fails.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FORjvzd+%28CURMUDGUCATION%29

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/30/john-thompson-can-online-learning-survive-the-profiteers-and-frauds/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/10/texas-commissioner-threatens-to-dismiss-elected-board-because-one-high-school-has-low-scores/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/19/audrey-watters-the-iron-rule-of-silicon-valley-thou-shalt-not-criticize-a-start-up/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/19/rhode-island-governor-raimondo-wants-to-recruit-more-tfa-teachers/

https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/09/12/so-what-the-importance-of-knowing-about-success-and-failure-in-american-schools-part-1/  and https://larrycuban.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/so-what-the-importance-of-knowing-about-success-and-failure-in-american-schools-part-2/  

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/10/north-carolina-a-sad-bedtime-story-about-a-failed-state-takeover/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/15/note-to-rhode-island-officials-expanding-achievement-first-charters-will-not-help-providence-public-schools/

Even though ESEA dropped the requirement for test driven teacher evaluation because of major flaws, 34 states still require them. https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2019/10/11/21409/

Value added problems in Florida. http://vamboozled.com/time-to-organize-in-florida/  and http://vamboozled.com/more-on-the-vam-abuse-in-florida/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/30/red-queen-in-l-a-no-we-do-not-need-a-yelp-for-schools/  

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/20/tom-ultican-relay-graduate-school-of-education-is-a-marketworld-fraud/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/09/20/new-york-times-the-disappearing-schools-of-puerto-rico/

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/14/peter-greene-are-corporate-reformers-taking-new-york-city-for-a-ride/; https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/04/new-york-city-joins-forces-with-corporate-reformers/ ; and https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/09/leonie-haimson-deblasios-hypocritical-embrace-of-corporate-reform/

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