Daily Archives: May 26, 2015

Tom Loveless: Why the Common Core Won’t Make a Difference

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The odd theory of the Common Core standards is that if everyone has exactly the same curriculum and the same standards, everyone will learn the same “stuff” and progress at the same rate;…

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The Heroic Teachers of Albuquerque Who Burned Their Evaluations in a Trash Can!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A group of courageous teachers burned their evaluations in a trash can in front of the Albuquerque Public Schools headquarters a few days ago. They are heroes of public education for standing up…

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Jersey Jazzman Explains Why Standardized Tests Never Produce Equity

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jersey Jazzman (aka Mark Weber) explains how standardized tests are designed and how they function in real life. Standardized tests are designed to produce a normal curve. Most students are in the middle.…

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A Poem for Memorial Day

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Blue And The Gray Francis Miles Finch (1827-1907) ? ? By the flow of the inland river, Whence the fleets of iron have fled, Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver, Asleep…

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David Bloomfield: The Myth of “Failing Schools”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Bloomfield, professor of educational leadership, law, and policy at CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, examines what he calls “the myth of failing schools.” Schools with low test scores usually reflect a…

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Memorial Day: Learning the Greatest Speech in American History

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a wonderful video about teaching the Gettysburg Address. Forget close reading. Follow the students at the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, as they learn to deliver this great speech. Two minutes.

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May 26, 2015 – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE DAY

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