Category Archives: Education Policy

creeping Sokalism in the academy now extends to entire groups of marginal journals

By ann summers There was once an angry white guy who felt that some Other was doing less reputable academic work outside of his own field and decided to hoax a publication that did not practice rigorous peer-review. Alan Sokal … Continue reading

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On paying college athletes, no.

By ann summers I tend to watch college sports on television because the promotional video for the institution usually shown around halftime is more interesting in terms of representing the institutional identity. But they are representations that are at risk … Continue reading

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College continues to suffer the RWNJ objections to ‘anti-American’ campuses due to a ‘disbelief that liberalism still survives.’

By ann summers There are cyclical media stories over decades about business and medical graduate school programs wanting student recruits who have had a liberal education. The problem represents a continuing crisis of retraining and adapting higher education to not simply the needs … Continue reading

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Pay Toilets are the charter schools of “disgusting” restrooms

By ann summers One of today’s memes is Saturday’s ABC Democratic debate in NH, where the bathroom break’s brevity was apparently male-biased. One reason is that there is a lack of stalls often common in general to the sexist layout of women’s restrooms (you know, the … Continue reading

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No Child Left Behind is Dead…

By ann summers   So the good news is that with the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act , 2002’s No Child Left Behind finally joins eraser chalk in the dustbin of History, but like whiteboards, the aroma of dry-erase markers … Continue reading

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West Virginia Man Sues the DOE over the Teaching of Evolution, Claims Officials Violated Constitution by “Propagating” a Religious Faith in Public Schools

By Elaine Magliaro Kenneth Smith, the parent of a Jefferson County student, has “filed a federal lawsuit against local, state and federal education officials claiming the teaching of evolution, which he says is a religion, violates his child’s Constitutional rights.” According … Continue reading

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Center for Media and Democracy’s Report Shows Federal Government Has Spent Over $3 Billion Fueling Charter Schools but No One Knows Where the Money Went

By Elaine Magliaro The Center for Media and Democracy’s (CMD) PR Watch reported last week on the $3.3 billion that the federal government has spent fueling the charter school industry in this country over the past two decades. According to a new … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush: The Hard-Core Right-Wing “Moderate” Conservative Republican

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, Mike Spindell wrote a posted titled Jeb Bush Is Not Who You Might Think He Is. Mike said that one of the political traits of the Bush family is presenting its members as “folksy” and as moderate … Continue reading

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A Look at Some of the Driving Forces behind the School Reform Movement and the Effort to Privatize Public Education

By Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I originally posted this article at Res Ipsa Loquitor on March 3, 2013. Having worked as a public school teacher for well over three decades, I became concerned about the “school reform” movement—which brought us the … Continue reading

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Public Schools for Sale?: Diane Ravitch Talks with Bill Moyers about the Privatization of Public Education

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I originally posted this article at Res Ipsa Loquitor on June 8, 2014. I think it bears re-posting at Flowers for Socrates. Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University, a historian … Continue reading

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