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General News    H4'ed 7/18/18

NOLA Research Unit Issues Glowing Report, Wins $10 Million from DeVos; by Diane Ravitch

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Which game shall we play: Follow the Money or Connect the Dots? Only two days ago, the Education Research Alliance at Tulane University released a glowing report about the privatization of public schools in New Orleans. Only one day later, the U.S. Department of Education awarded the team a grant of $10 Million to continue  their work on market-driven school choice. Louisiana is one of the lowest scoring states on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (“The Nation’s Report Card”). Its scores declined significantly from 2015-2017. New Orleans is the largest school district in the state. If its results are amazing, why did the state drop to 48th in the nation in 8th grade reading and 50th in the nation on the 8th grade math on NAEP? This doesn’t add up."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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