Daily Archives: May 12, 2015

Texas Senate Passes Bill to Create Takeover District

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Based on the failure of the Achievement School District in Tennessee and the phony Recovery School District in Néw Orleans, the Texas senate approved legislation to create a state takeover district of low-performing…

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Vincent Marsala: Why Merit Pay and Stack Ranking Always Fail

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Vincent Marsala, a National Board Certified Teacher in Ohio, explains what our politicians don’t understand: merit pay and stack ranking don’t work. They don’t work in business and they don’t work in schools.…

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The Onion: Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Read it and laugh. Then ask yourself why the writers at the Onion are so much smarter than every major newspaper, TV channel, and other mainstream media.

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Gene V. Glass: The Triumph of School Choice in Arizona–NOT!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gene V. Glass, distinguished researcher of education at Arizona State University, surveys the amazing spread of school choice in Arizona and asks what are the results of the spread of choice. You have…

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Strange Alliances: Charters, Common Core, Big Business

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Blogger Louisina Educator writes of the combination of forces fighting for Common Core: “These heavily promoted standards pushed by an alliance of so called education reformers such as the Gates Foundation, The Broad…

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May 12, 2015 – NATIONAL LIMERICK DAY – NATIONAL FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL NUTTY FUDGE DAY – NATIONAL ODOMETER DAY

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Will Glenda Ritz Run for Governor of Indiana?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
According to this article at Huffington post, State Superintendent of Education Glenda Ritz is thinking about running against Governor Pence next year. She won more votes than he did in 2012. He has…

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