Diane’s Personal Blog

  • The Implications of Justice Scalia’s Death for Key Education CaseFebruary 13, 2016
    The unexpected death of Justice Scalia has dominated the news all afternoon. Most observers agree that the Republican Senate is not likely to appoint any Justice nominated by President Obama. They will wait to se [...]
  • NY Times: 8 Experts Censure Moskowitz SA MethodsFebruary 13, 2016
    The New York Times asked eight education experts to review and evaluate the video of a teacher at Success Academy charter school humiliating/chastising a first-grade child. All of them agreed that the teachers ac [...]
  • The Death of Corporate Reform, as Predicted by Robert BerkmanFebruary 13, 2016
    Robert Berkman, a blogger in New York, predicts the closing of the last Success Academy charter school (the Trump School) in 2020. The last student, the last teacher, the last dollar, the last classroom ends in 2 [...]
  • Jeff Bryant: A Hopeful New Narrative in EducationFebruary 13, 2016
    Jeff Bryant always goes to the heart of the issues. He recognizes that K-12 education has not played a role in this presidential campaign. He recounts the dreary corporate reform narrative of failure, which is a [...]
  • How Competition Hurts Detroit’s Public SchoolsFebruary 13, 2016
    Donald Cohen,  who runs an anti-privatization website (In the Public Interest), writes here about the damaging effects that charters in Detroit have had on public schools. According to the corporate reform ideol [...]

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