Blog Posts Archive - Network For Public Education https://networkforpubliceducation.org The goal of NPE is to connect all those who are passionate about our schools – students, parents, teachers and citizens. We share information and research on vital issues that concern the future of public education at a time when it is under attack. Mon, 21 Mar 2022 15:03:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.2 https://networkforpubliceducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/iso-120x123.png Blog Posts Archive - Network For Public Education https://networkforpubliceducation.org 32 32 Mercedes Schneider: MGT Consulting and Somerset Academy: A Florida Case Study in Ed Reform Working for Itself. https://networkforpubliceducation.org/blog-content/mercedes-schneider-mgt-consulting-and-somerset-academy-a-florida-case-study-in-ed-reform-working-for-itself/ Wed, 23 Mar 2022 10:56:53 +0000 https://networkforpubliceducation.org/?post_type=blog-content&p=23333 Mercedes Schneider has the incredible story of corrupt profiteering schemes falling over each other in Florida. Reposted with permission. In the midst of corona-corona, so much shadiness continues to transpire in the world of public education money making. With the coronavirus pandemic, federal dollars for schools sure provide quite the lure to ed profiteers. Consider... View Article

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Mary Jo Madda: Who Is the Theranos of Education? https://networkforpubliceducation.org/blog-content/mary-jo-madda-who-is-the-theranos-of-education/ Tue, 22 Mar 2022 11:00:04 +0000 https://networkforpubliceducation.org/?post_type=blog-content&p=23334 Biotech company Theranos turned out to be a scam that could not begin to deliver on its big tech promises. At EdSurge, columnist Mary Jo Madda goes looking for the education equivalent. Some might argue she could find hundreds, but she settles for two big failed promises– Altschool and Knewton. When I started pouring into... View Article

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Cheryl Binkley: Of Charters and Choice In the Old Dominion https://networkforpubliceducation.org/blog-content/cheryl-binkley-of-charters-and-choice-in-the-old-dominion/ Tue, 22 Mar 2022 10:53:45 +0000 https://networkforpubliceducation.org/?post_type=blog-content&p=23332 Cheryl Binkley blogs about the push for charters in Virginia, and why it doesn’t offer anything worth having. Reposted with permission. For years charter proponents lamented the tight control local boards kept on their school dollars in Virginia towns and counties, and how hard the Virginia charter school market was to crack. But all that... View Article

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Ken Wheatcroft-Pardue: Teachers are not pinatas https://networkforpubliceducation.org/blog-content/ken-wheatcroft-pardue-teachers-are-not-pinatas/ Mon, 21 Mar 2022 11:41:06 +0000 https://networkforpubliceducation.org/?post_type=blog-content&p=23326 Ken Wheatcroft-Pardue is a retired teacher in Texas. Writing for the Fort Worth Weekly, he examines the causes of the many empty teaching positions in Texas. For the past few years, I’ve watched in amazement as practically a new high school was erected behind the old one. Inside those new buildings, students and teachers will... View Article

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Liz Willen: A lesson in hypocrisy — what’s really behind the ‘parental rights’ movement https://networkforpubliceducation.org/blog-content/liz-willen-a-lesson-in-hypocrisy-whats-really-behind-the-parental-rights-movement/ Mon, 21 Mar 2022 10:35:22 +0000 https://networkforpubliceducation.org/?post_type=blog-content&p=23325 Liz Willen, editor-in-chief at Hechinger Report, points out how Texans have revealed the hypocrisy of the parents’ rights (for some) movement. Discussion of parental rights in education are everywhere these days, but they all depend on which parents are being pandered to by politicians and educators. I was struck by this built-in hypocrisy while listening to yet... View Article

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