Daily Archives: October 15, 2014

Francesca Lopez Responds to Robin Lake

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I posted a summary of Professor Francesca Lopez’ review of a charter school meta-analysis published by the Center for Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington. In my introduction, I referred to…

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Peter Greene: Is Your Five-Year-Old College Ready?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene here tackles one of the grand ideas of our strange era of unrealistic goals and expectations: Can you tell if a five-year-old is college-ready? ? He makes a great point: If…

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L.A. Officials Blame Teachers for Their Mess at Jefferson High School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Talk about cheek! Officials in Los Angeles created dysfunction at Jefferson High School by installing a computer system that screwed up student schedules, then blamed the teachers! A judge ordered Superintendent John Deasy…

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October 15, 2014 – NATIONAL I LOVE LUCY DAY – NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY – NATIONAL GROUCH DAY

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Last Word on This Subject: This is Very, Very Sad

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is very sad. It was written in response to this post. This is a report on the technocratic data collection about preschool readiness of children with disabilities 0-3. There is not a…

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Education Post’s Selective Concern with “Belittling”

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Peter Greene: Charter Bait and Switch

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Do you remember when the charter school idea was first circulated in 1988? Do you remember how the idea was sold in the 1990s? We were told that charters would save the taxpayers…

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Steven Singer: The Best Evidence Against Common Core

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steven Singer is a teacher. This post comes from his blog. It was tweeted by the Badass Teachers Association. He writes that the best evidence against the Common Core can be found in…

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So, Governor Cuomo, about those proficiency levels….

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo caused a stir among education observers recently by commenting on the need for future changes to the New York state teacher evaluation system.  The Governor is quoted in…

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Myra Blackmon: Testing Insanity in Georgia

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politicians these days just can’t spend enough on testing. They will starve the schools of money for the arts, librarians, and nurses, while throwing millions and millions for more tests. They seem to…

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