Daily Archives: March 25, 2015

Finland is changing its education system AGAIN, and that change STILL doesn’t include standardized testing

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
While the United States and a few other countries have allowed UK’s Pearson—the largest private-sector, for profit education publisher and test generator in the world—greater influence in their countries, Finland is…

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Peter Greene: See This Film. It is Free. It is a Stunning Portrait of the “Reform” Hoax

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene watched “Defies Measurement,” and he urges you to see it too. It was made by a teacher, Shannon Puckett. You can see it free here. ? Greene writes: ? Let me…

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Privatization on the March in Oklahoma

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Historian and teacher John Thompson reports on the progress of privatization in Oklahoma. ? The state naively accepted the Gates compact, which obliged districts to welcome charter schools. ? Thomson writes: ? “The…

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Some Thoughts about Change, Innovation, and Watching Paint Dry

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Let’s face it, in the U.S. change is far sexier than stability. Words like “innovation,” “revolution,””disruption,”and, of course, “reform” have replaced the 19th century common word of “progress.” With…

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March 25, 2015 – NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY – NATIONAL LOBSTER NEWBURG DAY – MANATEE APPRECIATION DAY

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