Daily Archives: March 27, 2014

Confessions of a Teacher in a “No Excuses” Charter School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This manuscript was sent to me by a teacher who worked in a “no excuses” charter school in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York. Her descriptions of the classroom practices there are vivid and…

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Robert Shepherd Does a Close Reading of the Common Core and Doesn’t Like What He Sees

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Robert Shepherd, a regular commentator on the blog, has a long career as an author and a developer of curriculum, textbooks, and every other aspect of education publishing. From his comments on this…

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What Makes a Great Teacher? This Is What Students Think

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arne Duncan, Bill Gates, Michelle Rhee, and the National Council on Teacher Quality think they know what makes a great teacher. A great teacher is the one whose students got higher test scores…

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