Daily Archives: October 14, 2014

Ernest Anemone: Market Reforms and the Threat to Democracy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ernest Anemone, lawyer and teacher, describes here the growing opposition to market-based reforms such as school choice, test-based accountability, and Common Core. He praises the Badass Teachers Association for bringing out not only…

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Education Week: Push to Limit Federal Testing Mandates is Gathering Momentum

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Alyson Klein of Education Week reports that the powerful in Congress are beginning to hear the massive discontent of parent, educators, and local school boards about the excessive testing imposed on the schools…

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October 14, 2014 – NATIONAL DESSERT DAY – BE BALD AND BE FREE DAY

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Teaching World and U.S. History in a Failing School (Part 3)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
It is 8:00AM and the chimes have rung for first class of a 10-period school day. Ninth graders dribble into their world history classroom in ones and twos. They…

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