Daily Archives: May 23, 2015

Why Is the Upgrade Often Less Satisfactory than Your Current Program?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is something I don’t understand about technology. The upgrade–no matter what the program–is usually less satisfactory than the current program. I remember many years ago, I had mastered a writing program called…

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The logic of equality

Originally posted on The Mind of Hammy:
With early vote totals coming in, it appears that Ireland will be joining the ranks of countries that recognize or allow same-sex marriage. While many states in the U.S. (currently 36) are also…

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NYC Parents: Testing Expert Advises You to Opt Your Child Out of the Pearson Field Test in June

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Fred Smith, a veteran testing expert who used to work for the New York City Board of Education, warns parents that Pearson will be administering field tests in the schools in June. He…

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“We Have Gone Mad, and Our Children Are Paying the Price”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader posted this comment, in response to the story about Vietnamese students getting higher scores on PISA tests of math and science than U.S. students; “According to the United Nations Statistics, only…

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May 23, 2015 – NATIONAL LUCKY PENNY DAY – NATIONAL TAFFY DAY

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Protests in Seattle and Newark

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thousands of teachers marched in Seattle to demand better funding for the schools. In Newark, hundreds of students marched and blocked traffic to protest the destruction of their public schools

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