Daily Archives: February 18, 2015

Reader: Excessive Testing Is Ruining Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader posted this comment: ? ? The excessive testing is ruining education. I taught in Germany, New Jersey, Texas and NM. I’ve taught k-12 and have experience in several areas: German, music,…

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Saving Mr. Data

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
I am beginning to think that enthusiasts of standardized testing and data in education accountability are feeling nervous these days.  Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is the new chair of the Senate committee…

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Must-See: Two High Schools–One All-Black, One All-White–Collaborate to Produce a Play: “Our Mockingbird”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This video, shown on PBS, documents a wonderful story: Two high schools in Birmingham, Alabama, collaborate to produce “To Kill a Mockingbird.” One high school is all-black, the other is all-white. We are…

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A Teacher in Long Island Levels with Governor Cuomo

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Melissa McMullan, a teacher in Long Island, explains in this comment how deeply insulting Governor Cuomo’s plan for teacher evaluation is. Will he listen to reason? Will he insist on crushing the morale…

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Oklahoma Legislative Committee Votes to Ban AP U.S. History

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Oh, here we go again. Somebody is always banning something, and now it is the AP U.S. history course, on the grounds that it has an anti-American, unpatriotic slant. I haven’t seen the…

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February 18, 2015 – NATIONAL BATTERY DAY – NATIONAL CRAB STUFFED FLOUNDER DAY

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Oklahoma Legislative Committee Votes to Ban AP U.S. History

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Oh, here we go again. Somebody is always banning something, and now it is the AP U.S. history course, on the grounds that it has an anti-American, unpatriotic slant. I haven’t seen the…

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