Daily Archives: April 21, 2015

Wendy Lecker: Segregated Charter Schools and Hypocrisy about Civil Rights in Connecticut

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wendy Lecker, a civil rights attorney who lives in Connecticut, writes here about the hypocritical claim by charter schools that they are a part of the civil rights movement of our day. She…

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Carol Burris Discusses Some of the Worst Questions on the Pearson Common Core Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School, has been an outspoken critic of both the Common Core standards (which she once supported, even wrote a book about them) and the testing associated…

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EduShyster: In PARCC Place, There Are No Conflicts of Interest, Except When There Are

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
EduShyster takes a hilarious look at the complicated landscape of Common Core testing in Massachusetts. The state is soon to make a decision about whether to stick with its MCAS exams or switch…

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Juan Gonzalez: Remember the Number 999!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Juan Gonzalez of the New York Daily News says that 999 is the code for students who opted out in New York state, and their numbers are huge. At last count, with slightly…

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David Berliner Speaks Out About the Teaching Profession and America’s Future

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gene V. Glass posted the following words by David Berliner on his blog, Education in Two Worlds: When a profession as large and necessary to society as teaching is insulted by state and…

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David Berliner Speaks Out About the Teaching Profession and America’s Future

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gene V. Glass posted the following words by David Berliner on his blog, Education in Two Worlds: When a profession as large and necessary to society as teaching is insulted by state and…

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How the For-Profit Education Industry Avoids Regulation by Government

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In response to a post about the predatory for-profit higher education industry, reader Chiara sent the following comment to remind us of how the for-profit industry buys influence in Washington, D.C. and avoids…

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New York State Education Department Issues Statement Disparaging Opt Outs as Meaningless

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In the midst of a story about a teacher who walked 150 miles to deliver a letter to Governor Cuomo, there was mention of a statement about the opt outs by the State…

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How Many Teachers Teach a New Kind of History?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Policymakers continually seek to change the content of what teachers teach (e.g., Common Core standards) and how they teach (e.g., direct instruction, project-based learning). After adoption of new Common…

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April 21, 2015 – NATIONAL KINDERGARTEN DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CASHEWS DAY

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