Daily Archives: April 30, 2015

A PTA Writes a Letter to Eva Moskowitz about Inclusion

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The PTA of the Hastings-on-Hudson, Néw York, school district sent the following open letter to Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Academy charter schools. They shared it with me and asked me to post…

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Retired Superintendent: Standardized Tests Are Stupid: My Grandsons Are Opting Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jim Arnold, former superintendent of schools in Pelham, Georgia, explains why he encouraged his grandsons and their parents to opt out. He writes: “Just imagine the millions of dollars spent on standardized test…

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Chester Finn Worries that “College Ready” Is Damaging “College Educated”

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Fordham Institute former president Chester Finn is concerned about the “cheapening” of the meaning of “college educated.” Here is some of Finn’s April 25, 2015, lament: A vast amount of contemporary education policy attention and education…

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April 30, 2015 – NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY – NATIONAL RAISIN DAY – NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS DAY – NATIONAL HONESTY DAY – NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY – NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY – NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY

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