Daily Archives: January 12, 2015

NJ Charter Group Files Ethics Complaint Against Critic

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Néw Jersey Charter School Association filed an ethics complaint against Rutgers professor Julia Sass Rubin, because she identified herself as a Rutgers professor when speaking and writing critically about charter schools. She…

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Jason Stanford: What is the Point of Testing?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jason Stanford of Austin asks, what is the point of testing? The answer, he supposes, is to collect data. What is the point of data? Stop and think about it. “To many, the…

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Why I (Continue to) Teach!

Originally posted on Diary of a Public School Teacher!:
The other day I posted an article on Facebook that has received a lot of buzz. It’s title, “Why Half of the Nation’s New Teachers Can’t Leave Fast Enough.” After reading…

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Why Did Civil Rights Groups Demand Standardized Testing?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Civil rights groups issued a statement expressing their support for annual testing. The statement makes assumptions about the supposed benefits of testing that are surprising. After 13 years of federally mandated annual testing,…

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January 12, 2015 – NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY – NATIONAL PHARMACIST DAY – NATIONAL CURRIED CHICKEN DAY – NATIONAL MARZIPAN DAY

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January 11, 2015 – NATIONAL MILK DAY – NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL STEP IN A PUDDLE AND SPLASH YOUR FRIENDS DAY

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Lloyd Lofthouse: How Will Charter Growth Affect Public Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lloyd Lofthouse notes the expansion of the charter sector in past decade-plus and wonders how this will affect public schools. We know from many state and city studies that charters don’t outperform public…

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Social Justice Unionism, Education On Tap Style

Originally posted on 34justice:
I recently discussed why teachers unions are important agents of social justice on “Education On Tap,” a Teach For America (TFA) podcast created by Aaron French. I really enjoyed the conversation – French goes above and…

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James D. Kirylo: How to Improve Teacher Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
While there has been much talk about the needs of teacher education, the “fixes” now center on Arne Duncan’s misguided belief that teacher colleges should be evaluated by the scores of the students…

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The Principal: The Most Misunderstood Person in All of Education (Kate Rousmaniere)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Kate Rousmaniere is Professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University (Ohio). Her most recent book is: The Principals’ Office: A Social History of the…

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