Daily Archives: September 2, 2014

Lessons To Be Learned from Elizabeth Green’s Building a Better Teacher

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Why Does the U.S. Test More Often and Earlier than Any High-Performing Nation?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Education policymakers in the U.S. seem to think that more tests will produce higher achievement, but there is no evidence for this assumption. As this article from the Center on International Education Benchmarking…

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Texas Tribune: The Best Article on Texas School Funding Decision

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Morgan Smith wrote the best article I have seen so far on the decision by Judge John Dietz ruling that school funding in Texas is inequitable and unconstitutional. This article includes links to…

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Alan Singer: Duncan Declares Victory in War on Teachers and Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Alan Singer compares Arne Duncan’s recent denunciation of over-testing–that is, his own policy in Race to the Top–to George W. Bush’s infamous victory speech in Iraq under a banner saying “Mission Accomplished.” He…

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NYCPU to Campbell Brown: Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal!

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Mona Davids and the New York City Parents Union are disappointed in Campbell Brown.  Ms. Davids, whose causes as a parent activist in New York have been various and have led her to join or…

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Robo-teachers?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In the recent film “The Robot & Frank,” an elderly Dad, played by the fine actor Frank Langella, is slipping into dementia so his adult son and daughter debate…

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The Soap Opera of Teacher “Tenure” in Louisiana and New York

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A Principal in West Seneca Joins the Honor Roll

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Today, Marge Borchert, principal of Allendale Elementary School in the West Seneca Central School District, an inner-ring suburb of Buffalo, NY. joins our honor roll. She loves the children who attend her school.…

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A Tale of Two Students

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Laura H. Chapman: Who Speaks for Teachers?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A regular reader, Laura H. Chapmam, curriculum consultant in the arts, asks: Who speaks for teachers? And, who is paid to appear to speak for teachers? Chapman writes: A collective teacher voice has…

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