Daily Archives: August 13, 2014

FAIRTEST: Resistance to Overtesting Grows

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bob Schaeffer of Fairtest reports: The pace of assessment reform news accelerates as back-to-school season begins. Note the geographic breadth of the rapidly growing high-stakes testing resistance with stories from 17 states and…

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STOP GRITTING YOUR TEETH WHEN YOU HEAR “GRIT”

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History Rises Again

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Mourning a Great Teacher: Robin Williams

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We have become accustomed in recent years to seeing films in which teachers are shown as lazy, greedy slugs. This fits nicely with the corporate reform narrative that seeks to strip all honor,…

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Messages From the Tenure War – “Teachers Aren’t Special”

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
When Campbell Brown goes on air to discuss the lawsuits against teacher tenure protections, she knows how to comport herself.  First, it is very important to profess her respect for teachers and the teaching…

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Breaking News: Florida School Board Wants Entire District to Opt Out!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Lee School Board in Florida wants to opt out of all standardized testing. They have listened to parents. They are tired of enriching Pearson. “FCAT. Florida Standards. Common core. “No matter what…

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Interview with founder of Class Dojo @ the Chalk Face

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Randi Weingarten to Pearson and NY Regents: Release the Tests!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
AFT President Randi Weingarten Calls for Full Release of Test Questions WASHINGTON— Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten following news that a portion of the Common Core-aligned testing questions were released in New…

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