Daily Archives: November 12, 2014

Chris Guerreri: Florida, Charters, and Taking Care of Bidness

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Chris left this comment on the blog so I hope he won’t mind if I post it: “Florida’s a mess. Here is a story I am working on for Education Matters. “Gary Chartrand…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

On Transitions and Adaptations: The Senior year in HS. THE WISE Program

Originally posted on DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing:
http://www.wiseservices.org

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Katie Lapham: What’s Really Rotten in the Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Katie Lapham teaches ESL classes in Brooklyn. What is really rotten in the schools, she writes, are the terrible tests that her first-graders must take. Their purpose is solely to evaluate the teachers.…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Video Excerpt: Remembering My Most Influential Teacher

Originally posted on DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing:
DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBKXt02rgJk&list=PL1h2WwSa-8dNJoKBhxuL-M02Ea44YroCQ&index=1 View original post

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Towards an Economy Without Jobs?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The two great forces shaping the future at this time are globalization and technology. Globalization has its benefits: We are more aware than ever of our interconnectedness with other people, nations, and cultures.…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My Néw Paradigm for Accountability

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Now that we have endured more than a dozen long years of No Child Left Behind and five fruitless, punitive years of Race to the Top, it is clear that they both failed.…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gates Is At It Again: The Common Core-centered “Collaborative for Student Success”

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Corporate Reformers” Again and Again

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Two previous posts (here and here) on philanthropists pushing a school reform agenda were parts of a chapter I am drafting for two editors of their  forthcoming book  on…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

November 12, 2014 – NATIONAL CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL DAY – NATIONAL PIZZA WITH THE WORKS EXCEPT ANCHOVIES DAY

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is Public School Spending Counter-Productive? These Two Letters to Wall Street Journal Say No.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Wall Street Journal published an article by Kate Bachelder called “The Top 10 Liberal Superstitions.” The first “superstition” she cited was that “spending more money improves education.” Her proof: we have spent…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment