Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cartoons of Kids in School

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Yep, here’s another edition of monthly cartoons. The following cartoons of kids in school (and at home) have tickled me and I wanted to share them with readers. Enjoy!…

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A July 21, 2014, Update on Common Core, PARCC, and Smarter Balanced

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Quick announcement from @ the Chalk Face radio show

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Nevada Teacher to Senator Harry Reid: We Need Your Help!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Angie Sullivan is a teacher-warrior who never gives up the fight for quality education in Nevada. She wants qualified teachers and adequate funding. She won’t back down. She wrote this letter to Senator…

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Jeff Bryant: The Media Doesn’t Understand Why Teachers and Parents Are Angry

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeff Bryant notes that many in the national media were stunned when the NEA called for Secretary Duncan’s resignation. For years, they believed the Secretary’s press releases instead of investigating the festering discontent…

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Courtney Bowie: Vouchers and Privatization Undermine Educational Equity

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Courtney Bowie is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Racial Justice Program. In this article, she describes the ACLU’s efforts to stop discrimination against students with disabilities in Wisconsin’s voucher program. Privatization,…

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WHY ISN’T THIS INDOCTRINATION CRIMINAL?

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How to Create a “Failing” Public School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader sends a simple recipe that city officials in places like Chicago and Philadelphia use when they want to close a public school and open a charter school: “They create the demand…

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The Kid I Didn’t Kill (Ellie Herman)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Taken from “About” in Herman’s blog: My name is Ellie Herman.  If you want to find out what I’m doing here and why, click here on why I’m writing this…

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Debating Common Core Is Proof that Educators Have Lost

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