Daily Archives: May 15, 2015

Arizona: Retired Principal Exposes Charter Chains’ Financial Games

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The United States never allowed for-profit “public schools” until the charter industry emerged. Now they are spreading. Jim Hall, a retired principal in Arizona, has formed Arizonans for Charter School Accoubtability to expose…

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Vietnam Wallops U.S. on PISA, But Vietnamese Educators Belittle Value of PISA

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In a newly released summary of PISA test scores, students in Vietnam had higher test scores than their 15-year-old peers in the U.S. and most European Union nations. For some in the U.S.…

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The Day of Three Miracles (Education Realist)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
 For over thirty years, market-driven policies to improve schooling in the U.S. such as standards, testing and accountability have had at their core the belief that both academic excellence…

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Arthur Goldstein: How NOT To Test English Language Learners

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This post would be comical if it were satirical, but unfortunately it is factual and pathetic. Arthur Goldstein describes the tests that the Néw York State Education Department inflicts on his ELL students.…

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May 15, 2015 – PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY – NATIONAL PIZZA PARTY DAY – NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY – NATIONAL NYLON STOCKING DAY – NATIONAL ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY – NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION DAY

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