Daily Archives: November 4, 2014

David Brooks: Data-driven Politics is a Fiasco

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Education is being destroyed by data-driven decision-making. The algorithms make no sense. VAM doesn’t correctly identify teacher quality. The essence of good teaching cannot be reduced to a number. The metrics are fraudulent.…

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A Day in the Life of Teachers Around the World

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a shortdocumentary about teachers made by Education International. It shows the lives of teachers in Africa, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, and other nations around the world. In some nations, classes are large,…

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Paul Thomas: Racism and Education Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Thomas of Furman University in South Carolina is a prolific and eloquent critic of “reforms” that blame the victim for his own plight in an inequitable social structure. In this essay, he…

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November 4, 2014 – NATIONAL CANDY DAY – NATIONAL CHICKEN LADY DAY – NATIONAL TRAFFIC DIRECTORS DAY

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