Daily Archives: March 5, 2015

Dad Says: Bedtime for Corporate Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
T.C. Weber, a parent in Tennessee, has a hilarious post on his blog (“Dad Gone Wild”) about the end days of corporate-style reform, of which there has been a surfeit in his state.…

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MUST-READ! Chicago Principal Writes Scathing Letter to Parents in Support of Opting Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Troy LaRaviere is a champion of children and a champion of public education. He is the principal of Blaine Elementary School in Chicago and president of the Chicago principals’ association. He has spoken…

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Julian Vasquez Heilig: Deconstructing Jeb Bush’s “Florida Miracle”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Julian Vasquez Heilig, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University in Sacramento, here assembles the statistical data about the so-called “Florida Miracle.” This “miracle,” like the purported “Texas Miracle” that propelled…

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Christine Langhoff: 15 Years of Disruption

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Reader Christine Langhoff says it is amazing that teachers and students have persevered. One big event that is missing from her catalogue of catastrophes is Sandy Hook and other inexplicable school shootings, where…

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John Thompson: What Should We Call the Promoters of Testing and Privatization?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, teacher and historian, engages in debate with educator and historian Larry Cuban over the proper nomenclature for those who call themselves “reformers.” Cuban thinks it is wrong to call them “corporate…

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Nevada: A Bill to Permit Prayer at Any Time, Including in Class

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Angie Sullivan is an elementary school teacher.  She is concerned about a bill that has been introduced in the Nevada legislature that would permit children to pray at any time and place while in…

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Evidence for Textbooks? Evidence for Classroom Computers?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In the three part series on evidence for use of computer devices in classrooms I posted recently, one reader highly supportive of classroom technology questioned my focus on evidence…

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March 5, 2015 – NATIONAL CHEESE DOODLE DAY – NATIONAL MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DAY – NATIONAL ABSINTHE DAY

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