Daily Archives: May 22, 2015

Who Deleted Gene Glass’s Post About Conflicts of Interest in Arizona?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last February, Professor Gene Glass posted a hard-hitting post about conflicts of interest in Arizona. I reposted it on this blog. Recently, Glass went looking for his post, and strange to say, it…

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John Thompson Explains Why Reformers Hated John Oliver’s Brilliant Critique of Standardized Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As historian-teacher John Thompson explains, reform spokesmen were really outraged by John Oliver’s brilliant send-up and put down of our nation’s obsession with standardized testing and its primary beneficiary: Pearson. Some used the…

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Here’s Something You Can Do to Stop the Testing Mania

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As you probably know, No Child Left Behind saddled the schools with a heavy dose of annual testing from grades 3-8, and Race to the Top required states to use those test scores…

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Reader: Why Businesses Should Operate Like Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Reformers have been judging student, teachers, principals, and schools by data. They have closed schools by the thousands if their data looked bad. They think that schools are like burger joints that should…

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Cartoons about Blogging and Bloggers

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For this monthy feature, it is time to use the sharp pen of the cartoonist on those of us who blog. Teachers, principals, superintendents, academics, and policy analysts blog…

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To Education Post’s Peter Cunningham on His Common-Core-Promotion Effort

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Peter Cunningham is in charge of what blogger Anthony Cody terms, “education’s only multi-million-dollar blog,” Education Post. In an interview with another blogger, corporate-reform bee charmer Jennifer Berkshire (“EduShyster”), Cunningham divulges the privatizing-reform origins of Education…

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May 22, 2015 – NATIONAL VANILLA PUDDING DAY – NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY – NATIONAL MARITIME DAY – NATIONAL DON”T FRY DAY

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Robert Reich: Restore the Love of Learning

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Robert Reich is concerned about over testing and the cost of higher education. MoveOn pledges to promote the idea with the most votes. Vote for this one! Here are Reich’s ideas: “Make public…

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