Daily Archives: May 2, 2014

My Reply to Alexander Nazaryan of Newsweek

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I received a tweet from Alexander Nazaryan, the author of the Newsweek piece rebuking Louis C.K. and defending the Common Core standards, asking me for a substantive critique of his article. ? OK,…

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Mike Rose Has Six Questions for Arne Duncan about Teacher Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Secretary Arne Duncan recently announced his plan to judge teacher education programs by their “results,” including the test scores of the students taught by their graduates. If the Ed Schools can’t produce teachers…

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Robert Shepherd: The Comment that “Newsweek” Won’t Post

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Robert Shepherd, experienced writer of curriculum, assessments, and textbooks, left the following comment on the “Newsweek” site in response to an attack on Louis C.K.’s critique of the Common Core standards. Instead of…

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More on Houston Lawsuit Challenging VAM Methods to Evaluate Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As readers of this blog know, using value-added-assessment is a very poor way to gauge teacher quality. The research and evidence do not support this methodology. Teacher quality cannot be judged by computers.…

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