The Zombie Politics of School Choice: A Reader

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
The original zombie narrative has been re-created and distorted in contemporary U.S. pop culture, as Victoria Anderson explains: So what were zombies, originally? The answer lies in the Caribbean. They weren’t endlessly-reproducing, flesh-eating ghouls. Instead, the zombie was the somewhat tragic figure of a human being maintained in a… Continue reading The Zombie Politics of School Choice: A Reader

Today’s Reading List

Today I’m interested in Nancy Pelosi, Charles Blow, and Tweeting. Charles Blow: Every day for the last three weeks, I’ve awoken in disbelief that President PussyGrabber will be moving into the White House. Each day he brings new horror to America. Thus, it’s fitting that Charles Blow would title his essay, Monster’s Ball. Be sure … Continue reading Today’s Reading List

BREAKING NEWS: US Inspector General Warns of Risks of Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In a remarkable turn of events, the federal Office of Inspector General issued a warning that charter schools posed a risk to the Department of Education’s goals. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-10-05/oig-report-charter-schools-pose-risk-to-education-department-goals The report was released just days after the US Department of Education released $245 million to increase the number of… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: US Inspector General Warns of Risks of Charter Schools

John King’s Wife Hired by Bellwether Consultants

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Melissa Steele King has excellent credentials. She is a graduate of elite Williams College in Massachusetts; she has a master’s degree in elementary education from Columbia Teachers College; and a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Now she is an associate partner at the reformy Bellwether… Continue reading John King’s Wife Hired by Bellwether Consultants

Idaho Students to Albertson Foundation: “You Don’t Know What You Are Talking About!”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
High school students in the West Ada school district made a 3-minute video to respond to the Albertson Foundation’s attack on public education. (Read here about the Albertson Foundation’s attacks and its plan to open enough charter schools to enroll 20,000 students.) The Albertson Foundation is leading a… Continue reading Idaho Students to Albertson Foundation: “You Don’t Know What You Are Talking About!”

ESEA Reauthorization Update: Conference Committee Is Already a Done Deal

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Well, the House and Senate conference committee met for 90 minutes on the morning of November 19, 2015, and they’re already done. The full text of what is now being called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is still not available to the public and will not be until November 30,… Continue reading ESEA Reauthorization Update: Conference Committee Is Already a Done Deal