Daily Archives: March 16, 2015

Politifact Says George P. Bush Is Wrong

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
George P. Bush, son of Jeb Bush, was elected Texas Land Commissioner last fall, starting his political career as the third generation of the family. He spoke at a school choice rally in…

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March 16,2015 – NATIONAL ARTICHOKE HEARTS DAY – NATIONAL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION DAY – NATIONAL EVERYTHING YOU DO IS RIGHT DAY

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Texas Kids Can’t Wait!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I love Texas. I love it because it’s my home state but I also love it because so many people there are wonderful, sometimes wacky, often fascinating, and downright real. (I don’t love…

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Teachers: Time for Civil Disobedience

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Never have the stakes attached to testing been higher. If a student doesn’t reach proficient on a Common Core test where most students will not reach proficient (a passing mark set artificially high),…

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RI Teacher Suspended for Discussing Opt Out, Students Demand his Return

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Ashton, an English teacher at Jacqueline M. Walsh High School in Pawtucket (RI), has been suspended for telling students about “OPT-Out” and other aspects of the Common Core-inspired PAARC test. The students…

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My Opinion: How to Fix NCLB

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I was invited to write an article for the notable publication EdSource in California about the reauthorization of NCLB. ? I have no illusions that anyone in Congress is paying attention, but this…

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