Daily Archives: May 25, 2015

Wisconsin Legislature: Full Speed Ahead on Destruction of Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Given the demonstrated failure of voucher schools and charter schools in Milwaukee to outperform the public schools, you might expect that the Legislature would stop expanding both forms of privatization. But you would…

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A Mom Corrects the Néw York Times about the Reasons for Opt Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Recently the Néw York Times ran a front-page article about the growth of the Opt Out movement and how it was becoming a powerful political force in Néw York. ? A mom who…

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A Plea to Ed Tech Entrepreneurs (Randy Weiner)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Randy Weiner is a co-founder and CEO at BrainQuake, a co-founder at Urban Montessori Charter School in Oakland, CA and former Board Chair, a former teacher, father to two…

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May 25, 2015 – MEMORIAL DAY – NATIONAL WINE DAY – NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN’S DAY – NATIONAL BROWN-BAG-IT DAY – NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY

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Kindergarten Nightmare in Georgia

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A comment posted on the blog: ? “Thank-you. I’ve been teaching for 26 years. I currently teach kindergarten. You should see the SLO (Student Learning Objective) test that I have to give my…

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Is This a Failing School?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In 2011, a former graduate student of mine ran an Internet search for the term “failing school.” It was almost never used until the mid-1990s. Then each year, it appeared with greater frequency.…

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Do Reformers Actually Care About Education or About Cutting Costs?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
One question that I have puzzled over again and again is why anyone who really cares about the quality of education would be a proponent of school choice, for example, vouchers for religious…

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