Monthly Archives: October 2014

Steven Singer: Why Can’t Teachers Fire Tech Billionaires?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steven Singer, teacher, was outraged by the cover of TIME that said it’s nearly impossible to fire bad teachers but tech millionaires have figured it out. He writes: “It is IMPOSSIBLE to fire…

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Brian Ford Writes a Letter to the Editors of TIME

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Brian Ford, teacher and author, wrote this letter to the editor of TIME magazine, in response to the demeaning cover about teachers as “Rotten Apples” who cannot be fired. The cover said that…

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BATS Respond to TIME

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The leaders of the BATs sent the following letter to TIME magazine in response to the magazine’s insulting cover story about American teachers: They wrote: As delegates of an organization that represents the…

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The Hard Part

They never tell you in teacher school, and it’s rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or … Continue reading

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October 31, 2014 – NATIONAL CARAMEL APPLE DAY – NATIONAL MAGIC DAY – NATIONAL KNOCK KNOCK JOKE DAY – NATIONAL BREADSTICK DAY – NATIONAL FRANKENSTEIN DAY – GIRL SCOUT FOUNDERS DAY – HALLOWEEN

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Massachusetts Proposes Plan to Chase Teachers Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene writes that there seems to be a contest among the states to see which one can be most hostile and punitive towards public school teachers. Is it North Carolina? Is it…

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Nevada: Why Are the Elites Afraid of The Education Initiative?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nevada is soon to vote on whether to tax big business to raise more money for public schools. The state’s public schools are among the worst funded systems in the nation. Big business…

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Technologies and School Reform: Kissing Cousins*

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Over the years, I often get asked how I got interested in the uses of technology in schools and classrooms. I answer the same way each time. When I…

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The Educator and the Oligarch’s Spin, Post # 2

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October 30, 2014 – NATIONAL CANDY CORN DAY – NATIONAL SPEAK UP FOR SERVICE DAY

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