Daily Archives: December 1, 2014

Nevada Plans Crackdown on Underfunded, Low-Performing Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Recently the Education Justice Center named Nevada as one of the states where funding was most inequitable and inadequate. Teacher Angie Sullivan in Nevada sends out the following news: ? Just to be…

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Nevada: Legislators are Finished Throwing Money at the Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As the previous post shows, the Education Justice Center declared that Nevada has one of the worst funded and most inequitable school systems in the nation. However, the new Republican majority in the…

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Which State is Among the Most Inequitable in Funding Its Schools? One Guess.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
If you guessed Nevada, you are right! ? According to the Education Justice Center, Nevada ranks among the very worst state in supporting the education of its children adequately and equitably. ? Because…

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December 1, 2014 – NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY – NATIONAL PIE DAY – ROSA PARKS DAY – CYBER MONDAY

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Does Your Physician Have a High Value-Added Rating?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Hah! This is what we have been waiting for! Economists are now borrowing from the education research literature to develop value-added metrics for physicians. Next, I hope, will be the development of VAMs…

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Bob Shepherd: Why PARCC Testing is Meaningless and Useless

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bob Shepherd, veteran designer of curricula and textbooks, explains why he objects to PARCC: ? ? How to Prevent Another PARCC Mugging: A Public Service Announcement ? ? The Common Core Curriculum Commissariat…

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Myra Blackmon: Our Children Are Not Bill Gates’ Guinea Pigs!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Myra Blackmon, who writes for the Athens (Georgia) Banner, poses a question. What if Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world, came up with an idea for a drug? Would…

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