Category Archives: Revolution Edu

Is the Learning Disabilities Epidemic Waning? – by Michael J. Petrilli

Is the Learning Disabilities Epidemic Waning? – by Michael J. Petrilli. Almost a decade ago, Fordham and the Progressive Policy Institute published a phone book-sized treatise, Rethinking Special Education for a New Century. One of its most important chapters was “Rethinking Learning Disabilities,” written by a who’s who of cognitive psychologists and reading experts, including Reid…

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Higher Spending Associated with Higher Rates of Special-Education Identification – by Michael J. Petrilli

Higher Spending Associated with Higher Rates of Special-Education Identification – by Michael J. Petrilli. A few weeks ago, we at Fordham released a short analysis, Shifting Trends in Special Education. We noticed that some states, like Massachusetts and New York, identified almost twice as many students as needing special education as those in other states,…

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Special Choices – by Patrick J. Wolf

Nine school voucher programs in seven states specifically provide choice for families with disabled children (see sidebar). In Florida, for example, more than 22,000 students with disabilities receive McKay Scholarships to attend private schools at a per-student cost to the government that averaged $7,220 in 2010–11. But what about the private schools that participate in…

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Anti-Semitism compensation and apology for student

Anti-Semitism compensation and apology for student. The college acted as a mediator between the scholar and the scholar union. A Jewish scholar who battled anti-Semitism from college students on the College of York has obtained an apology and fee of £1,000. Zachary Confino, 21, gained compensation from the college’s scholar union. It’s understood that Mr…

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Are New York’s New Diploma Choices the Way forward for the Widespread Core?

Are New York’s New Diploma Choices the Way forward for the Widespread Core? As you could have heard, after New York introduced that their take a look at scores beneath the Widespread Core dropped a full 30 %, Obama’s Secretary of Training notoriously singled-out “white suburban mothers” as notably vociferous opponents of the Frequent Core…

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President Obama’s Not-So-Secret Faculty Accountability Plan

President Obama’s Not-So-Secret Faculty Accountability Plan. Method again in March of 2010, President Obama launched his blueprint for reauthorizing the training legislation that’s generally generally known as No Baby Left Behind (NCLB). In it, he referred to as for altering the way in which colleges are recognized for enchancment from the criteria-referenced system that NCLB…

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The Key Is Innovation, Not Regulation

The Key Is Innovation, Not Regulation. It’s by no means acceptable for charters to refuse to offer particular schooling providers or to “counsel out” or refuse to serve college students with disabilities, nevertheless it’s a specific downside when charters comprise practically half of all public faculties in a district. In Detroit, the place greater than…

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