Daily Archives: April 1, 2015

Teacher: Cuomo Is Destroying Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A letter from a reader about Governor Cuomo’s plan to “reform” education: My name is Adam C. Bergstein; I am a tax-paying voter, a proud parent of a child in the NY public…

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Houston: No Choice for Opt Outs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Very few parents are expected to opt out in Houston. The culture of testing is so deeply ingrained that few question why their children are subjected to weeks of preparation for bubble tests…

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Mark NAISON: The Day Democracy Died in NY Assembly

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mark Naison of Fordham University writes: When Democracy Died in the New York State Assembly Something inside me died tonight in the New York State Assembly. Democratic legislator after Democratic legislator, some who…

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New York’s Outrageous New Teacher Evaluation Law

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Governor Cuomo insisted on a teacher evaluation law that relies heavily on test scores. And he got it as part of budget negotiations. A teacher who is rated “ineffective” on the test scores…

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What Is the Point of a College Degree?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Read this article in the Boston Globe and ask yourself: “What’s the point of a college degree?” The article assumes that one gets a degree to get a better job and make more…

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A Tweet about the greed based insanity of Standardized Testing I Want to see go Viral

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
Watch the video and read the Op-Ed in The Washington Post. Here’s the lead paragraph of The Washington Post piece by Valerie Strauss: “Imagine that you are a doctor and your…

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April 1, 2015 – APRIL FOOLS DAY – NATIONAL SOURDOUGH BREAD DAY – NATIONAL WALKING DAY – NATIONAL ONE CENT DAY – SAAM DAY OF ACTION

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