Daily Archives: May 23, 2014

Teacher in Palm Beach County: How I Am Evaluated

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thanks to Arne Duncan, almost every state now has an elaborate teacher evaluation plan. There is no evidence that the pans identify teachers correctly, but they are widespread because Duncan believes and he…

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Duncan: Racial Isolation Has Worsened

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Maryland: A Teacher Tells a Candidate for Governor Why She Won’t Vote for Him

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Brenda Payne, who teaches in Baltimore County, wrote the following open letter to Douglas Gansler, a candidate for governor of Maryland. It was published in the Baltimore Sun. We need more teachers like…

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Long Island: Housing Segregation Causes School Segregation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sixty years after the Brown decision, and despite federal and state anti-discrimination laws, residential segregation not only persists but is growing. Long Island, Néw York, has highly segregated communities and schools. As this…

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“most people of high intellect have sought to serve power and not critique or question it”

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
“The Role of the Intellectual – An Analysis,” Lawrence Davidson, Truthout, Speakout

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Bob Shepherd: How We Perpetuate Racial Inequity

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bob shepherd responded to the sixtieth anniversary of the Brown decision with these thoughts: 1. Today, a century and a half after the end of slavery, 38.2 percent of African-American children live in…

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