Daily Archives: March 4, 2014

Grade Inflation — a Growing Problem

Originally posted on rightfulwriter:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onE1DreWXkI This phenomenon is not just a problem for colleges, but for high schools too. As national requirements create stringent penalties for underperforming schools, teachers are instructed to give fewer failing grades to their students in…

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David Berliner: Why We Must Support Public Schools and Their Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In an essay posted by Gene Glass, the distinguished researcher David Berliner here explains the importance of public education and the heroic role of teachers. Gene Glass writes: The Teacher as Sisyphus Sisyphus…

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Paul Buchheit: How Privatization Destroys Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The handover of public schools to private control is a defining feature of President Obama’s Race to the Top. Make no mistake, as the President likes to say, Race to the Top has…

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