Daily Archives: July 15, 2013

The Appeal of Charters to Families Besieged by Fear and Want?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader explains the appeal of charters to communities fearful for their children in a world fraught with danger: “Perhaps this site can be a venue for discussing the manner in which racial…

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Bravo, California!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Los Angeles Times explains today that California has stubbornly resisted Arne Duncan’s demand that teachers be evaluated by junk science. Despite the fact that researchers overwhelmingly agree that “value-added assessment” is flawed…

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The Failure of Market-Based “Reform”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Broader Bolder Approach to Education has steadfastly opposed the high-stakes testing and privatization “reforms” that have done so much to undermine public education. Now it has published a major analysis of the…

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