‘Atlantic Turnaround?’ Ravitch wonders: Is maggie’s reforming honeymoon over?

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Ed-blogging prolific Diane Ravitch is positing that The Atlantic, long on helping the ed-reform movement, may suddenly be exposing a new underbelly.

http://dianeravitch.net/2015/06/27/the-atlantic-teachers-take-to-the-streets-around-the-world-to-protest/

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Diane Ravitch

Decent question.

Ravitch before has touched that rail and we were only-too-happy to help:

https://newarkschoolsforsale.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/turnaround-walton-atlantics-cozy-fleece/

But honest, we do have some originality – just remember our glomming post LOL:

https://newarkschoolsforsale.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/high-roller-katherine-bradley-got-turnaround-for-children-inc-its-entree-into-d-c-schools/

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 Wiki, BTW, says Atlantic’s reliance on private funding has raised some hackles.

“The Atlantic Media Company receives substantial financial support from the Gates Foundation through the National Journal ($240,000+) to provide coverage of education-related issues that are of interest to the Gates Foundation and its frequent partner in education policy initiatives, the Lumina Foundation.[37][38] Critics have suggested that this funding may lead to biased coverage and have noted the Lumina Foundation‘s connections to the private student loan company Sallie Mae.[39][40][41] Gates-funding of the National Journal is not always disclosed in articles or editorials about the Gates Foundation or Bill Gates, or in coverage of education white papers by other Lumina or Gates Foundation grantees, such as the New America Foundation.”

FMI:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Atlantic

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One thought on “‘Atlantic Turnaround?’ Ravitch wonders: Is maggie’s reforming honeymoon over?

  1. Why does The Atlantic accept financial contributions from Gates, Lumina and Walton? Is the media outlet operating in the red? Is the appearance of integrity and objectivity no longer a concern of the national media?

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