Diane Ravitch has posted a statement from a losing candidate’s chief of staff. The article and discussion that follows it are interesting additions to the charter schools debate.
This was apparently the most expensive school board district election in U.S. history.
Thus begins a big new experiment in the privatization of public education. Will it be more successful than Detroit?!?
Is play being banished from the lives of 3 year-olds?
The idea that one need not learn what can be looked up on Google (or Siri, etc.) can cause irreparable harm to children.
Catching up on important local school news, the college admission race, and Betsy DeVos.
Important articles on burnout, school choice/privatization, and the outlook for California school budgets.
This is a concerning trend going on in California. Big money behind charter schools is gaining political influence after our recent election:
The Huffington Post has an article challenging conventional educational reformer wisdom about causes of the achievement gap.