Daily Archives: April 2, 2015

Merryl Tisch Suggests Firing A Lot of Black and Hispanic Teachers

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
New York Regents Chancellor Dr. Merryl Tisch has been downplaying the potential negative consequences of sweeping changes to teacher tenure and evaluation in the new state budget.  On April 1st, she commented that…

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Texas: How to Buy Education Policy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is a pathetic contrast that says a whole lot about the politics of education, not only in Texas but across the nation. The latest ethics report in Texas shows that “Texans for…

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This is an excellent video. It shows what can be good in education and what can be destroyed.

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Peter Greene: Blame Your Legislators for Destroying Your Schools, Not the Local Board

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene lives in Pennsylvania, where the previous governor, Tom Corbett, and the Republican-controlled Legislature did their best to encourage corporate reform and to destroy public education. Corbett welcomed for-profit cyber-charters and every…

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What Do International Scores Mean?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? International test scores have been used by reformers like Arne Duncan, Jeb Bush, Joel Klein, and Michelle Rhee as a fear tactic. During the 2016 presidential campaign, you will surely hear much…

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Peter Greene on Cuomo’s Destruction of the Teaching Profession and the Democrats Who Helped Him

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The ever perceptive Peter Greene watched the Cuomo Teacher-Demolition Derby from afar and found it a disgraceful spectacle.  He couldn’t decide which was worse: Cuomo’s lust to crush the teachers, who stood by…

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April 2, 2015 – NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DAY – NATIONAL FERRET DAY – NATIONAL RECONCILIATION DAY – CHILDHELP NATIONAL DAY OF HOPE

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