Daily Archives: February 16, 2015

EduShyster Cavorts with Reformer Spin on Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Anthony Cody was first to feature a leaked document that advised reformers how to mollify parents who are angry about testing. But it is well worth reading EduShyster’s hilarious explication of the same…

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February 16, 2015 – NATIONAL ALMOND DAY – NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY – PRESIDENTS DAY

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Florida Principal: High-Stakes Testing Is Killing Our Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Roseanne Woods was a high school principal in Florida for 32 years. She is now a protester and a blogger. She is outraged by Florida’s punitive testing and accountability regime. In this post,…

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NEPC: The Failure of Test-Based Accountabilty

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
On behalf of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Kevin Welner and William Mathis have written an excellent overview of the failure of standardized testing as the driver of…

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Thanks Little Ricky for All You Have Done for Texas

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Wall Street Journal: Businesses Shower Employees with Love, Not Sanctions and Punishments

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, American business is taking a new approach to its employees: Show them appreciation, support, and encouragement. The title of the article is: “You’re Awesome:…

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Jeb Bush’s Very Bad, Terrible, Horrible Week

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeb Bush prides himself on being a master of technology. He was one of the main movers behind a report called “Digital Learning NOW!,” which was underwritten by a score of technology companies.…

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It’s Not What Employers Are Doing, But What They Can Do, That Matters

Originally posted on 34justice:
A few days ago, Buzzfeed reported that Staples, the large office supply chain, had stepped up its enforcement of a cap on hours worked for part-time employees. Despite the company’s unconvincing claim* that the policy is…

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February 15, 2015 – NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY – NATIONAL SINGLES AWARENESS DAY

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Student Compliance and Buy-In to a Class: Comments from Readers

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
A month ago, a post I wrote on different kinds of secondary school students in classes I and colleagues have taught stirred an exchange between a number of readers.…

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