Daily Archives: November 20, 2014

Education Bloggers’ Network Grows to 200

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jonathan Pelto of Connecticut has done an amazing job of assembling a network of 200 bloggers and writers who support public education. That number is sure to grow as more parents and educators…

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Wendy Lecker: This is Your Child’s Brain on Education “Reform”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a terrific article by civil rights attorney Wendy Lecker about the madness of our nation’s obsession with standardized testing. ? She writes: ? Last year, President Barack Obama committed hundreds of…

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November 20, 2014 – NATIONAL ABSURDITY DAY – NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE DAY – GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT DAY

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Merrow: 5,000 Students in Colorado Opted Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Merrow notes that 5,000 students in Colorado opted out from state tests. Is this a harbinger of things to come? Will there be an. “Education Spring” in 2015?

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November 19, 2014 – NATIONAL PLAY MONOPOLY DAY – NATIONAL CARBONATED BEVERAGE WITH CAFFEINE DAY – NATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY

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Lloyd Lofthouse: A Brief History of Public Education and Corporate Assault on Them

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lloyd Lofthouse, a regular commentator on this blog, has written a succinct history of public education, bullet points that show the good and the bad, as well as the recent efforts by billionaires…

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Oklahoma: First-Grade Teachers Tell Parents They Won’t Administer Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The first-grade teachers at Skelly Elementary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, sent a letter home to parents to describe the over testing of their children. ? They explained their professional qualifications, then listed the many…

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