Daily Archives: January 28, 2015

Why Lamar Alexander Opposes Duncan’s Mandate for Teacher Evaluation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is conservative; he believes in state and local control of education. He doesn’t think that Washington knows best. He favors legislation to encourage states but not to compel…

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Peter Greene: Nine Things You Should Know about School Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene read an article in Forbes about the “nine things you need to know about school choice,” and he uses it to critique the current narrative about the wonders of choice. ?…

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Does Andrew Cuomo REALLY Want Parents to Understand What is Happening With Education?

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sat down with the editorial board of the New York Daily News to discuss his reasons for upping the ante in his campaign to decrease teachers’…

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Forbes: Common Core Testing Is Taking Away Recess–and It Is Wrong

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arthur L. Caplan and Lee H. Igel of the NYU Sports & Society Program warn that many American schools are reducing or eliminating recess in order to make more time for Common Core…

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Georgia’s New State Superintendent Criticizes Federal Testing Mandates: A Must-Read!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Georgia’s recently elected State Superintendent Richard Woods wrote a terrific letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, explaining patiently why federal testing mandates are defective. The letter was printed in Maureen Downey’s blog…

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January 28, 2015 – NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY – NATIONAL KAZOO DAY – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY

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