Jeb, Arne, and Barack: Unlikely Buddies

From Diane Ravitch at http://dianeravitch.net/ Jeb, Arne, and Barack: Unlikely Buddies This scintillating article by Alex Leary in the Tampa Bay Times explores the curious but close alliance between Jeb Bush and the Obama administration. Jeb, Arne, and Barack are on the same page. They all believe in testing, high-stakes, charter schools, closing schools, and the…

Charter Schools USA Expands – Qualifies for Handout From Taxpayers

Bob Sikes and his great blog, Scathing Purple Musings, is back after a break.  Once an athletic trainer for the New York, Sikes became a teacher and now a major education blogger. From Brian Brandel in South Florida Business Journal: Charter Schools USA, one of the largest for-profit operators of charter schools in the nation, qualified…

New York’s Alliance for Quality Education Urges Cuomo to Invest in Public School Equity

A post by Education Blogger Jan Resseger These days, by blaming teachers and their unions, compulsively collecting data, and pushing privatization, politicians in both political parties pretend they are addressing the very real problems that affect achievement at school—problems of child poverty, widening inequality, growing segregation by income and race, and the collapse of school…