Posts Tagged ‘Education Reform’

Aug
2015
26

Watchdog Slams LA Times for Education Coverage Funded by Charter School, Reform Advocates

Watchdog Slams LA Times for Education Coverage Funded by Charter School, Reform Advocates
  A recent post from Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) highlights the conflicts of interest surrounding the Los Angeles Times’ initiative “Education Matters.”  Announced earlier this month, the goal is to cover educational issues and provide “an ongoing, wide-ranging report card on K-12 education in Los...
Oct
2014
30

Host of Voices Shout Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover

Host of Voices Shout Down Time Magazine's Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover
  On Monday, November 3rd Time Magazine will publish a cover that has teachers across the nation up in arms.  Claiming that, “It’s Nearly Impossible to Fire a Bad Teacher,” the cover is not representative of the article itself, which has already been published online.  The polarizing front image could have a tremendously negative...
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Jan
2014
23

You Winz Some, You Yinz Some: Pittsburgh Gives TFA, Corporate Education Agenda the Boot

You Winz Some, You Yinz Some: Pittsburgh Gives TFA, Corporate Education Agenda the Boot
  The Pittsburgh Board of Education has voted in favor of rejecting a three-year, $750,000 contract with Teach for America (TFA), effectively giving the pro-corporate education group the boot from the city.   TFA’s business model relies on signing recent college graduates to two-year contracts and sending them to underserved school...
Jan
2014
13

REPORT: Ohio Charter Schools Closing at Alarming Rate, Students Left in Lurch

  The charter school movement has been labeled a success by those who support the pro-corporate education “reform” agenda, but for students in Columbus, OH, it has been plagued by failure.  In 2013 alone, Ohio’s capital city saw 17 charter schools close, of which nine opened this past fall and lasted only a few months. [&hellip...
Dec
2013
3

Probe Reveals Corrupt Dems Teaming Up With Michelle Rhee, School Privatizers in CA

Probe Reveals Corrupt Dems Teaming Up With Michelle Rhee, School Privatizers in CA
  A California probe of State Sen. Ron Calderon is providing insight into a political system rife with education corruption and cronyism where political favors are being exchanged at the expense of students.  Reports suggest pro-corporate education interests have made headway in the Democratic party through corrupt Senators like Calderon and...
Oct
2013
23

Did He Say “Education!?” I Think He Meant “Corporation.”

Did He Say
  ProgressNow New Mexico has brought forward a complaint to the IRS claiming the corporate-backed education reform group Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) is violating the agency’s policies.  The group, led by former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush, is being accused of failing to disclose...
Sep
2013
18

Corporate Interests Change Lexicon for School Privatization into “Education Reform”

Corporate Interests Change Lexicon for School Privatization into
  Salon recently ran an insightful excerpt from the book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, written by former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch. The piece, “School Privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destroy public schools,” sheds light on the...
Jun
2013
3

ALEC Aims to Destroy Local School Boards, Turn Education Into a Corporate, For-Profit Wasteland

ALEC Aims to Destroy Local School Boards, Turn Education Into a Corporate, For-Profit Wasteland
  ALEC is spreading its pro-corporate, pro-privatization agenda into the education space with greater abandon than before. ALEC-style “education reform” includes a push for the complete removal of school boards which would effectively block public input from decisions about schools. The Voters Legislative Transparency Project...