Daily Archives: June 4, 2014

Linda Thomas: The Arizona Voucher Hoax

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Linda Thomas is the school board president of a small rural district in Arizona. She is a strong advocate for public education as a public responsibility. In this post, she reminds us that…

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The Damage Done by the “Texas Meteor”

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Pearson: Follow the Money

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
It is curious indeed that Pearson has been so effective at buying a controlling interest in American education. It is curious because in school we were always taught that heathy competition produces better…

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Who is more important? Pearson? Or our children?

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Some background: My wife and I have two children who are public school students in New York City.  We, as many other parents do, had our eldest tested for admission to the city’s gifted…

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What Happens When Handwriting Fades?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times reports today that the loss of handwriting skills may lead to the loss of cognitive development. Maria Konnikova writes: “Does handwriting matter? “Not very much, according to many educators.…

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