Daily Archives: April 16, 2014

Peter Schrag Reviews the Vergara Case

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Schrag has written sensibly about education issues for many years. In this article, he analyzes the complexities of the Vergara trial, in which a rich and powerful coalition of corporate reformers are…

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Your Teachers are Trees

Last week, while I was reading a blog that I follow, a fellow blogger made a comment that “teachers are like trees”. He made a lot of sense. The life cycle of a tree falls into seven categories: Infant, Youth, … Continue reading

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Robert Berkman: Another Nail in the Coffin on VAM

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A few days ago, I published a post about a paper by Kirabo Jackson, explaining that the non-cognitive effects of teachers are often more important than the test scores of their students. ?…

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