Daily Archives: March 26, 2014

The Gates Foundation MET Research Does NOT Provide Evidence for the Anti-Teacher Vergara v California

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A Veteran Teacher Defends the Teacher at the Center of the Vergara Trial

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Vergara trial in Los Angeles is an effort funded by a very wealthy man to eliminate due process for teachers in California. The theory of the case is that when teachers have…

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Sir Michael Barber Unveils Stale Ideas for Massachusetts for Bargain Basement Price of $250,000

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
EduShyster has outdone herself with this brilliant post. ? It is the story of how the business leaders of Massachusetts got hornswoggled by some fellow named (Sir) Michael Barber, who works for Pearson…

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Peter Greene: Forget About Ridiculous Expectations

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene, always a font of common sense, explains how we replaced “the soft bigotry of low expectations” with the “hard tyranny of ridiculous expectations.” He writes: “We have, for instance, substituted the…

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Pre-K Makes Sense, But Some on the Right Don’t Want to Believe the Evidence

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Grover Whitehurst of the Brookings Institution has become the GOP’s go-to guy for proclamations against universal pre-kindergarten. Whitehurst was education research director for the George W. Bush administration, and he provides the ammunition…

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