Daily Archives: May 29, 2014

FairTest: Update on Resistance to High-Stakes Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The 2013-2014 school year may be winding down but Testing Resistance & Reform Spring actions activity continues to accelerate. Remember that back issues of these weekly news summaries are archived at http://fairtest.org/news Local…

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Oregon Educator: When Did the Federal Role Change from Equity and Integration to Control?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Oregon Educator, a high school principal in that state, poses some hard questions about the federal role in education. The federal government puts up about 12% of the cost of public education but…

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SC, Choose OK, Not FL: Failing Students with Failed Policy

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
What do third-grade retention policies based on reading tests, charter schools, tracking, and parental choice have in common? First, across the U.S., they all have a great deal of public and political support.…

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Breaking News: Florida League of Women Voters Releases Bombshell Charter Study

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Florida League of Women Voters just released a bombshell study of charters across the state. The study shows that charter schools do not perform better than public schools; that charters are more…

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Russ Walsh: “Reformers” Don’t Know What Motivates Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Russ Walsh writes that corporate reformers have no idea what motivates teachers so they impose their own flawed ideas. Few have ever taught. They listen to economists, most of whom see education as…

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