Daily Archives: May 20, 2015

Mercedes Schneider: Why Is Kira Orange-Jones on TIME List of 100 Most Influential?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider wonders why Kira Orange-Jones was chosen by TIME as one of the nation’s most influential people. She is executive director of Teach for America in Louisiana. She is also on the…

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Stuart Egan: How Teaching Is Like Farming

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stuart Egan, a teacher of English at West Forsyth High School, wrote an article in the Winston-Salem, N.C., Journal explaining to readers why the reformster narrative about “failing schools” and “bad teachers” is…

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Teachers of the Year: Family Stress and Poverty Are Biggest Obstacles to Classroom Success

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a wake-up call to the “reform” industry. For the past 15-20 years, they have been telling us that the biggest problems in education are low expectations, bad teachers, teachers’ unions, tenure,…

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Texas: Almost Every Failed “Reform” Proposal Under Consideration in Legislature

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Texas Legislature is so far out of touch with the needs of children and public schools that we can only hope the legislative session ends before any of the proposals for “reform”…

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May 20, 2015 – NATIONAL BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY – NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY – NATIONAL QUICHE LORRAINE DAY – EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN DAY

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Coding for Kids: The New Vocational Education

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
There is hardly any work we can do or any expenditures we can make that will yield so large a return to our industries as would come from the…

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