Monthly Archives: August 2014

Possibly the last thing I’m going to say about the Perry indictment for now

Very good perspective on the indictment of Rick Perry, DT. Possibly the last thing I’m going to say about the Perry indictment for now – Off the Kuff Certainly not the last thing I’ll ever say, since there’s a vast … Continue reading

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NY Teacher: Why Teachers Became Disillusioned with the Common Core Standards

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A comment on the blog today: “Common Core was imposed on teachers by non-educators. We were fed a lot of mistruths along the way, as well. However, there would be no backlash if…

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Cooks, Chefs, and Teachers: A Long-Form Debate on Evaluation (Part 3a)

Originally posted on 34justice:
StudentsFirst Vice President Eric Lerum and I have been debating teacher evaluation approaches since my blog post about why evaluating teachers based on student test scores is misguided and counterproductive.  Our conversation began to touch on…

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This bears repeating: ” I Am The Seed She Planted”

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Reflections on Ferguson — What does education mean in a world like this?

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
On August 9th, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18 year-old African American, was shot dead in the middle of the afternoon by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. …

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How Amanda Ripley’s The Smartest Kids in the World Falls Short

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Michelle Gunderson on the Ethical Use of Student Data

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
On Anthony Cody’s new independent blog site, “Living in Dialogue,” Chicago teacher Michelle Gunderson offers her views on the ethical use of student data.  ? In her many years as an elementary school…

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Cartoons about Coding and High Tech for Young Children

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
As a follow-up to the previous post on coding for kindergartners, I have selected some cartoons about the unceasing and ever-escalating demands of schooling young children and current efforts…

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Texas: Latino Activists Declare Their Education Agenda

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Next year, students of Hispanic descent will be a majority in the public schools of Texas. Yet the voices of Latino parents, educators, and advocates are seldom heard in legislative hearings. Instead, it…

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Paul Thomas Argues That Poverty IS Destiny and Education Is Not the Great Equalizer

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Thomas here takes on some of the most sacred beliefs of U.S. culture. He argues that poverty is destiny, and that education is not the great equalizer. He says that wishing it…

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