Daily Archives: May 30, 2014

Teachers in New Mexico Burn Their Evaluations

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
New Mexico recently released teacher ratings, 50% based on standardized test scores. The teachers are hopping mad, because they know that the evaluations do not truly measure their quality, and the tests are…

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This is funny…

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Endgame: Disaster Capitalism, New Orleans, and the Charter Scam

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
The horror of 9/11 in 2001 and the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 captured both the 24/7 media attention and cultural consciousness in the U.S. In the wake of both, however, the impact…

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An Important New Study on Efforts to Privatize Teacher Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Teachers College Press has published a major study of venture philanthropy and its efforts to introduce market forces into teacher education. It was written by Kenneth Zeichner and Cesar Pena-Sandoval of the University…

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In the U.S., Where the Female Nipple Is More Dangerous Than a Gun

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez are back with  the long-awaited Sin City sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The films are both based on Miller’s graphic novels—with the graphic novels and films sharing…

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