Daily Archives: June 5, 2014

WHY ARE SO MANY MORE TEACHERS “RETIRING”?

Originally posted on DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing:
No, that is not me! When I began teaching in 1970, and throughout almost all of my 38 year career in NYC and suburbs, teaching was a lifelong calling. Many, like me,…

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Ira Shor: When Do Kids Count?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ira Shor describes our complex sustem, based on race, class, income: “Teachers count only if their students count. To count in this society, kids have to come from affluent families; the teachers of…

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Peter Greene: Why Are Common Core Standards Written in Stone?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene asks a simple, logical question: why are the Common Core standards written in stone? “Not just stone, but stone mounted in cement crazy-glued to bedrock all sealed in amber.” The Common…

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What Is Likely to Happen if Some States Drop the Common Core

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The problems with the Common Core are multiple. Many states are now experiencing a populist revolt against it, sometimes led by extremists parents, sometimes (as in New York) led by responsible veteran educators.…

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Science and Social Studies are Disappearing

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