Daily Archives: April 6, 2015

A Call To Action – Tweet For Principal Jamaal Bowman and CASA Middle School Students

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
First – please watch this amazing video produced by the students and staff at CASA Middle School in the Bronx. It is based on Sean Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Second…

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G.F. Brandenburg: What Were Differences Between Cheating in Atlanta and D.C.?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
G.F. Brandenburg asks what the differences were between the cheating scandal in Atlanta under Beverly Hall and the cheating scandal in D.C. under Michelle Rhee. He can’t find any other than the powerful…

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A Big Step Towards Improving Education in Texas

In January, I wrote an article discussing the proposal by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to assign letter grades to each school campus marquee. I strongly disagreed with his proposal and offered an alternative. My plan included passing legislation that would … Continue reading

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When Does the Teacher Abuse Stop?

Year after year I watch teachers that have spent their whole life committed to being teachers and educators heading for the exit door. They have had enough: -enough being bullied by administrators -enough spending extra time for their students without … Continue reading

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NY Teachers Crushed by “Heavy Hearted” Politicians

Originally posted on lacetothetop:
There is a saying within the walls of the financial industry- No one cares more about your money than you do.  The same can be said about teaching.  Teachers in NY left the future of our…

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Did Atlanta Educators Get Equal Justice Before the Law?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Klonsky posted on his blog these photographs of some of the Atlanta educators who were investigated for cheating; 11 were convicted and sent directly to jail to await sentencing (excepting a pregnant…

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April 6, 2015 – NATIONAL CARAMEL POPCORN DAY – NATIONAL STUDENT-ATHLETE DAY – NATIONAL SORRY CHARLIE DAY – NATIONAL TEFLON DAY

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The Sandia Report – the suppressed report that could have kept us reform-free

Originally posted on The War Report on Public Education:
The answer to problems in education lies in fixing the opportunity gap, not the achievement gap. Click on this Perspectives on Ed in America to see the Sandia National Laboratory Report…

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Can Your 3rd Grader Read 300 Words a Minute?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Kevin Glynn, who blogs as Lace to the Top, teaches elementary school. In this post, he describes the extraordinary demands of the third grade Common Core in Néw York. “Can your 8 year…

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Jersey Jazzman Tries to Make Sense of Cuomo’s Teacher Evaluation Law

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Across the river in New Jersey, teacher-scholar Jersey Jazzman watched the shenanigans. Perhaps he saw one Democratic member of the Assembly after another stand up to recount his sad feelings, her heavy heart,…

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