Daily Archives: March 2, 2015

Georgia Teacher: I Want to Teach My Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Susan Barber, chair of the English department at Northgate High School in Coweta County, Georgia, wrote a letterd to State Superintendent Richard Woods. ? Her message: “Please protect my instructional time. I want…

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Questioning Mainstream Wisdom about Schools and the Economy

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The fairy tale about the Emperor with no clothes is (and has been) a metaphor for the damages incurred from groupthink. Fear of appearing silly or losing status among…

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March 1, 2015 – NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER LOVER’S DAY – NATIONAL FRUIT COMPOTE DAY – NATIONAL HORSE PROTECTION DAY – NATIONAL PIG DAY

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Allison Hunt: What Can Educators Learn from a Great Basketball Coach?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Allison Hunt is a teacher at DuPont Manual High School in Jefferson County, Kentucky. She is an NBCTwith an MAT in social studies from the University of Louisville. She wrote this reflection on…

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The Differences Between Medical Tests and Standardized Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There has been animated conversation on the blog about whether school tests are benign because they are similar to medical tests. They are in fact very dissimilar. The difference between standardized tests and…

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Help! Leader of United Opt Out Under Attack in Colorado

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peggy Robertson, the leader of United Opt Out, is under attack. In this article in the “Denver Post,” administrators warn that she might lose her job if she doesn’t give the test. Even…

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March 2, 2015 – NATIONAL READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY – NATIONAL BANANA CREAM PIE DAY – NATIONAL OLD STUFF DAY

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