Daily Archives: June 2, 2014

Is College Worth The Cost? A Puzzling Question or Not?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Leonhardt says the latest data demonstrate that a four-year college degree is worth the investment. In fact, it pays so well that it actually rewards those who get the degree. College graduates…

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Invoking “Oliver Rule (Expanded)” for Education Reform Debate

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Growing Backlash Among Teachers Against Common Core

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As we have seen in mainstream media coverage of the Common Core, there is a common–but fake–narrative about the Common Core. Secretary Duncan has repeatedly said that opposition to the Common Core comes…

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Stellar Teaching in Failing Schools (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
How can “stellar teaching” and “failing schools” be in the same sentence? Failing schools have been defined as ones with low test scores, attendance, and high school graduation rates.…

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Finnish Schools Not Relying on Ed Tech

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Caitlin Emmaof Politico.com paid a visit to Finland and was surprised to discover that teachers are not depending on educational technology. By contrast, American schools are spending billions of dollars on tablets, laptops,…

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The Privatization of Special Education

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Education is NOT for Sale in New Mexico (Video)

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Congratulations, Brian Page! This Is What Teachers Do.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
After years of endless negative press about teachers, it was refreshing to pick up the New York Times and read a story about Brian Page, who teaches high school students about economics and…

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Bob Shepherd on the Insanity of “Education Reform”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bob Shepherd writes on the absurd demands now placed on teachers and principals by politicians, who expect to see higher test scores every year. Step back and you realize that the politicians, the…

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Devil is in the Details: Teacher Tells Us What’s Up With Local Accountability

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Originally posted on Cloaking Inequity:
The current form of Texas-style No Child Left Behind high-stakes testing and accountability has run its course. It is very clear that after 20 years in Texas and 10 years across the nation, the sanctions…

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