Daily Archives: January 23, 2015

Jennifer Rickert: Why I Cannot Give the Test

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jennifer Rickert is an elementary school teacher in upstate Néw York. She loves teaching. She has taught for 22 years. She tried her best to implement the Common Core. She was enthusiastic about…

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Kahlenberg: Standardized Tests Undercut Democracy; Snyder: No, They Don’t

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Richard Kahlenberg reviews a new book by Harvard law professor Lani Guinier, who argues that the SAT and other standardized tests for college admission are antithetical to democracy. Jeffrey Snyder of Carleton College…

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New Yorker Reviews Jeb’s Record on Education: A Must-Read

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Néw Yorker has a long article about Jeb Bush’s passionate interest in reforming public education by high-stakes testing, report cards, and privatization. Since his own children attend private schools, they are not…

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January 23, 2015 – NATIONAL PIE DAY – NATIONAL HANDWRITING DAY

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