Monthly Archives: October 2013

What Do International Test Score Comparisons Mean?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Uh-oh! Another study has appeared warning that we are falling behind other nations on international standardized tests. The National Assessment Governing Board released the results of a study comparing the performance of U.S.…

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David Greene: The Sound of Silence

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Greene, experienced teacher and mentor, was out of the country for afew weeks. When he returned, he was excited to hear echoes of our struggle against high-stakes testing, privatization, the theft of…

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Politico: Vouchers Are $1 Billion Waste of Taxpayer Dollars

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stephanie Simon, one of the nation’s best investigative education journalists, reports that vouchers are a costly failure. In every case where they were adopted, voucher advocates claimed they would “save poor kids from…

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“Good Timber”

The tree that never had to fight For sun and sky and air and light, But stood out in the open plain And always got its share of rain, Never became a forest king But lived and died a scrubby … Continue reading

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Texas in 2050: It’s All Over for Anglos with Steve Murdock

In this video Steve Murdock discusses the changes that are coming to population of Texas. He also discusses the impact education has on your ability to earn.

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“It’s Not a School Problem”

Diane Ravitch used to be a staunch supporter of education reform. Not anymore by Jake Silverstein October 2013 JAKE SILVERSTEIN: You are famous for having made a dramatic public reversal on the subject of education. As a historian and as … Continue reading

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