Daily Archives: November 3, 2014

Dear Randi

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Dear Randi Weingarten, You do not know me, but we have crossed paths on Twitter and education blogging circles.  In fact, I think you have kindly retweeted some of my writings to your…

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Bob Herbert on the Corporate Takeover of Our Kids and Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I blogged this article before. Having just finished Bob Herbert’s brilliant new book Losing Our Way, I decided to post it again. This is to remind you that thoughtful people outside the field…

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Anthony Cody Documents the Most Frightening Reform Threats

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November 3, 2014 – NATIONAL SANDWICH DAY – NATIONAL HOUSEWIFE’S DAY

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What I Did With My $427.76 *Highly Effective* Winnings

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TFA, CTA, and What It Means to Be a Union

Originally posted on 34justice:
A former instructional coach and one of only five people selected nationwide as a 2012 recipient of the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence, Jen Thomas is now President of the San Jose Teachers Association (SJTA). …

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Testing and monitoring in Kindergarten

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My Review of the TIME Cover and Story

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
My Review of TIME’s Cover Story on Teacher Tenure ? ? In the past four years, TIME and Newsweek have published three cover stories that were openly hostile to teachers. ? On December…

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November 2, 2014 – NATIONAL DEVILED EGG DAY – DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS

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Squelching Public and Professional Voices: Big Donors and School Reform

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
There have been many criticisms of big donors in the past decade (see here and here). They have been criticized for trying to privatize public schools and throwing their…

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