Daily Archives: February 7, 2015

Boston Globe: Will Common Core Mean “Joyless Kindergarten”?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Boston Globe interviewed early childhood education expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige about the changing nature of kindergarten. C-P told the writer Joanne Weiss that five-year-old children learn through play, not flash cards and drill.…

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February 7, 2015 – NATIONAL FETTUCCINE ALFREDO DAY – NATIONAL SEND A CARD TO A FRIEND DAY

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Indiana: Where Testing Has Reached the Height of Absurdity

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Please feel free to email elected representatives in the Indiana legislature if you agree that testing has become the monster that ate education. Does it make sense for children in third and fourth…

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Oh, No! Virtual Classes for Toddlers!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Onion thought it was hilarious when it published a satirical article about online classes for preschoolers. A make-believe author of a make-believe report from the U.S. Department of Education said: “With access to…

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A Question About Parental Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A tweet by Jason Stanford, political journalist in Texas: JasonStanford ‏@JasStanford Why is it OK with some politicians to opt your kids out from getting vaccinated but not if you don’t want them…

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A Question About Parental Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A tweet by Jason Stanford, political journalist in Texas: JasonStanford ‏@JasStanford Why is it OK with some politicians to opt your kids out from getting vaccinated but not if you don’t want them…

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