Daily Archives: December 17, 2014

Paul Karrer: Accountability Begins with the Generals, not the Foot Soldiers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Karrer, who teaches in California, says it is time for accountability. Taxpayers need it. The public demands it. And they are right! Unfortunately, the search for accountability is upside-down. True accountability rests…

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BATS: We Object to Harmful Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Badass Teachers Assiciation declares that as a matter of conscience, they reject standardized tests because they harm and discourage students. These BATS say: “We know that we are in the middle of…

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Valerie Strauss on TFA’s Sharp Decline in Recruits

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss here analyzes the sharp drop in Teach for America recruits. The numbers of new corps members are down by as much as 25%. Why? Teachers’ morale has declined precipitously from 2008-2012…

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December 17th, 2014 – NATIONAL MAPLE SYRUP DAY – WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY

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