Daily Archives: May 13, 2015

Atlantic Monthly Now Funded by Walton

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thanks to reader Chiara for this disturbing story: She writes: Atlantic Monthly now funded by Walton Family: “All of which is important context for spotlighting a grant of $550,000 made last year by…

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Wendy Lecker: Common Core Endangers the Foundations of Learning

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wendy Lecker, a civil rights attorney, contends that the Common Core standards–not just the testing, but the standards as well–are bad for education. Humans are born with the desire to learn. The job…

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New York Billionaires Support Vouchers and Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Andrew Cuomo is proposing tax credit legislation that is generally considered a backdoor voucher. Corporations and wealthy people will get tax credits for supporting private and religious schools. The Legislature killed this proposal…

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John Thompson: When Can We Hold Duncan and Other Reformers Accountable?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Historians and teacher John Thompson wonders whether Arne Duncan and other reformers will ever be held for the failed reforms of the past 14 years? “To try to protect every patient, doctors order…

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Michael Hynes: US Education in Perspective

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This comes from Michael Hynes, one of the best superintendents on Long Island, Néw York, epicenter of the Opt Out movement: Public Schools Work- We Need to Focus Below the Iceberg Everyone in…

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Michael Klonsky: What I Don’t Like About Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Klonsky says, “I am not anti-charter, but I am anti-this.” What is “this”? Frauds, empty promises, avoidance of accountability and transparency. For this with eyes to see, the charter movement has turned…

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Anthony Cody Wonders Why Bill Gates Doesn’t Care about Evidence

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
More than any other person, with the possible exception of President Obama and Secretary Duncan, Bill Gates controls American education. He has promoted charter schools (a passion he shares with ALEC, Obama, and…

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High School Student Use of Computers: A Survey

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Getting data from high school students on what computer devices they have, how often they use them, and for what purposes is uncommon. In 2014-2015, a Northern California high…

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May 13, 2015 – NATIONAL CROUTON DAY – NATIONAL RECEPTIONISTS DAY – NATIONAL APPLE PIE DAY – NATIONAL THIRD SHIFT WORKERS DAY – NATIONAL FROG JUMPING DAY – NATIONAL FRUIT COCKTAIL DAY

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