Daily Archives: May 10, 2015

The KIPP Propaganda Machine, Refuted by Bruce Baker and Jersey Jazzman

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Some while ago, a reporter contacted me and asked if I would comment on the stellar, incredible, miraculous results achieved by KIPP in Newark. I referred her to Bruce Baker and Jersey Jazxman,…

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The Big Lie: No money for children, the elderly, the disabled, our infrastructure.

Originally posted on Reclaim Reform:
Nine corporations get to keep the state income taxes paid by all of their employees. No money for children, the elderly, the disabled, our infrastructure? Yes. Nine of the largest corporations in Illinois get to…

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Massachusetts Teachers Endorse Right to Opt out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
At its annual meeting, the Massachusetts Teachers Association endorsed the right of parents to opt their child out of state testing. “Delegates to the 2015 MTA Annual Meeting have voted to support the…

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Is the Governor of Texas Crazy or Pandering?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Buckle your seat belts, it’s gonna be a rough ride. ? NPR reports that Governor Gregg Abbott has asked the Texas National Guard to monitor the activities of the U.S. military in Texas…

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Bald-Headed Pearson “Executive” Defends Validity of Tests: LINK ADDED

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Have you heard complaints about the validity of Pearson tests? Have you heard complaints that test questions may have more one correct answer? If so, listen to the other side as “The Bald…

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Paul Thomas: National Charter Scam Week

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Thomas of South Carolina calls out the charter industry for its spiraling frauds, hoaxes, profits, and resegregation. At the end of his post, he includes a list of readings: “It’s Charter Scam…

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How to Start a Movement

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Learn here in only three minutes how to start a movement. ? I posted this a few years ago, but it stayed with me as I watched what is happening in our society.…

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Ohio: A Must-See Report Card Comparing Charters and Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This website, called “KnowYourCharter” is powerful. It dispels the myth that charter schools are superior to public schools. A few are, but most are not. Even in some of the lowest-performing, most impoverished…

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Shadowing Students: Lessons a Veteran Teacher Learned (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The following account was posted on Grant Wiggins’ blog October 10, 2014. It comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Learning Coach in her building. Because…

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May 10, 2015 – MOTHER’S DAY – NATIONAL LIPID DAY – NATIONAL SHRIMP DAY – NATIONAL TRAIN DAY

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