Daily Archives: December 16, 2014

Dean at San Jose State University Warns Duncan of Adverse Consequences of His Rating System

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The following letter was sent to Secretary Arne Duncan by Dean Lisa Vollendorf of the College of Humanities and the Arts at San Jose State University, in response to Duncan’s plan to rate…

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Jeff Bryant: Who Is Failing Our Students?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeff Bryant explains why test scores plummet when Common Cores tests are given. It is not because our students got dumber, and not because the standards are rigorous, but because the passing marks…

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Teacher Use of Academic Research

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
What follows is the Foreword that I wrote for a book about why many teachers are allergic to academic research yet seek it out and, in some cases, almost…

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Will Corporate Titans Destroy Public Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Film-maker Brian Malone of Malone Media has completed a documentary about the corporate assault on public education. the film is called Education, Inc. Please take a look at the trailer and let Brian…

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December 16th, 2014 – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED ANYTHING DAY – CHANUKAH

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