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Irrelevant Ravitch Finds Silver Lining in Trump Election

For the past months, Diane Ravitch has turned her blog over to promoting the DNC's failed presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. (By the way, the Democratic Party has decided that the humiliating loss is Clinton's fault, even though...Show More Summary

AM News: Trump Transition, Student Reactions, & Other Changes

Trump Set to Shift Gears on Civil Rights, ESSA, Says a K-12 Transition-Team Leader blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… Can President Trump Get Rid Of Common Core? - NPR https://t.co/BFBEGkHbYI What a Trump presidency means for America's...Show More Summary

MA Citizens Offer a Resounding NO to Charter Expansion

Amazing numbers: Massachusetts voters soundly rejected a controversial measure to expand the number of charter schools in the state on Tuesday. The margin was surprising: The “no” side led 62 percent to 38 percent when the Boston Globe called the race. Show More Summary

Stop Crying--Start the Fucking Revolution

The DNC got the candidate it wanted, even though everyone who was asked told them their choice had a worse chance of beating Trump than the candidate that the DNC agents marginalized. The media got what it wanted when it spent months...Show More Summary

AM News: Election Night Brings Mixed Bag On Education Issues/Races

Donald Trump Wins Presidency, Brings Uncertainty to Big Education Issues blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… Patty Murray, top-ranking Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor & Pension Committee, is re-elected the74million.org/article/edlect… Mass. Show More Summary

From the Vault: January 21, 2003

AFT Auditors Say $5 Million Missing from DC Teachers Union. The American Federation of Teachers filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Washington Teachers Union (WTU) President Barbara Bullock and others in what the union now claims was an illegal diversion of at least $5 million in members’ dues. In support of its suit, AFT released […]

AM News: Mass. Spending Reaches $41M & Other Election-Day Education News

Democrats feud over charter schools in Massachusetts - POLITICO ow.ly/S4jb305Y4Wp Question 2 Donations — For And Against — Top $41 Million | Edify http://ow.ly/ozK6305Y7DH ELECTION DAY 22 Big Races and Ballot Questions to Watch Tuesday...Show More Summary

From the Vault: January 13, 2003

No Data? Just “Input” Your Own! If you are going to spend many months generating “the largest study ever on the issue” of high-stakes testing, why would you take the curious step of releasing it during the Christmas holiday? Could it be because people will be all the less likely to dig through hundreds of […]

Announcement of my interest in becoming US Secretary of Education

Stephen Krashen November 7, 2016.According to the BAT organization's poll, I was one of those mentioned as a possible candidate for the position of Secretary of Education. If appointed, here is some of my platform. Most of the ideas are not my own, and I will supply full documentation if my candidacy develops. Show More Summary

The Alexander-Ravitch Policy Era Grinds On

Valerie Strauss is publishing interviews by oddball and Disruptor Foundation Fellow, C. M. Rubin, who is in the process of interviewing six "potential" candidates for Secretary of Education under the next President Clinton. Diane Ravitch's is the most recent interview offered at Valerie's WaPo blog. Show More Summary

AM News: MA's $38M Charter Referendum, CA's English-Only Law, & More

Poll Results Diverge as $38M Campaign Over Massachusetts Charter Cap Hits Ballot Tuesday | The 74 ow.ly/zk89305VrS2 Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot nytimes.com/2016/11/06/us/ Charter school supporters, opponents...Show More Summary

From the Vault: December 2, 2002

Next Argument for Anti-Test Crowd: High Scores Are Bad. The claims that standardized test scores are overemphasized and that the tests are being misapplied are arguable, but at least rational, responses to the latest emphasis on school accountability. But faced with an American public that seems to be committed to extensive use of standardized tests, […]

KIPP Driver Refuses to Release Students

Published on Nov 4, 2016 HOUSTON - There's a fight going on at a school bus stop, but it's not between two students.A Houston family said their children won't be allowed to ride the bus anymore after an incident Friday when a driver allegedly didn't let their kids off. Show More Summary

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 13: The Reach of the KIPP Model

With the help of the media and national marketing campaigns paid for by white philanthropists and their hedge fund managers, the "no excuses" KIPP Model has had a huge impact on others charter schools, as well as on public schools that serve the poor. Show More Summary

AM News: Big Ballot Questions In MA & CA, Plus More

Out-of-state dollars pouring into ballot question battles - AP ow.ly/76h7305QTWX Charter Question Splits Suburbs — Even Suburbs With No Charter Schools | WBUR Edify ow.ly/dBrv305OMlB Spending ramps up in race for Washington schools chief...Show More Summary

From the Vault: September 30, 2002

Why “No Strike” Laws Are a Waste of Paper. Traditionally, in order to overcome opposition to the establishment of collective bargaining laws, unions have often agreed to include provisions that make teacher strikes illegal, subject to heavy sanctions including fines and imprisonment. These provisions may act as a psychological deterrent to teachers contemplating a strike […]

Relay School of Teacher Ed Fakery Now in Nashville

Thanks to former Metro Schools chief, Jesse Register, and former mayor, Karl Dean, a state-approved "partnership" now exists between Metro Schools and the private teacher education sweatshop, Relay Graduate School of Education. Relay...Show More Summary

Quotes: White Democrats' "Trickle-Down Liberalism" Hasn't Helped Blacks

Some of the most segregated schools in the country educate students in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Milwaukee. Efforts to integrate schools in these cities have met resistance from white progressives... And in these cities,...Show More Summary

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