Daily Archives: July 14, 2014

Littman: Students Need School Libraries and Librarians

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sarah Darer Littman bemoans the fact that our policy makers are willing to spend more on testing while many schools have no libraries or librarians. When she said this to an elected official,…

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Finland: Frequent Recesses Keep Students Focused

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When American teacher Tim Walker got a job as a teacher in Finland, he learned a lot about its successful schools. For one thing, students get a recess every hour for 15 minutes.…

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Pearson Errors: Would You Trust Your Child to This Corporation?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Pearson, the British megacorporation, appears to have won the PARCC Common Core contract, which is worth about $1 billion. Its tests will be administered to 6-10 million children in 14 states. The third…

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Help Joshua Katz Take Back Our Democracy in Florida!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I hope you remember seeing Joshua Katz’s fabulous TED talk, where he lacerated the fake reformers who are assailing hard-working teachers, smothering children with standardized tests, and privatizing public education for fun and…

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