Daily Archives: May 29, 2015

Arizona: Reformster Revolving Door

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
From a reader in Arizona. Being a reformster means never being accountable when your promises don’t pan out: “What does private/public partnership really mean? “Well, in Arizona it means alliances that enable seamless,…

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Jason Stanford: How Pearson Lost the Big Testing Contract in Texas

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jason Stanford, long-time observer of politics in Texas, explains here how Pearson lost its nearly $500 million contract, retaining only a $60 million sliver. After decades of having a lock on the state…

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Scott Walker’s War on Public Education in Wisconsin

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Scott Walker has a plan. It is called “reform,” but in reality it is destruction. He (acting through the legislature) is holding funding for public schools flat (he wanted to cut it); he…

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The Student Who Said No

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We have all heard that students should learn to think critically and to take charge of their learning. Here is a story of a student who did. Reader Linda Jones left this comment…

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Peter Greene: Who Is to Blame for Test Mania?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene has noticed that reformsters send contradictory messages about testing. First, they make it all-important, tying teachers’ careers to the scores. Then, they chide schools and teachers for putting so much importance…

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Dear Hillary – 2015 Version

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Dear Secretary Clinton: You have been a declared candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States since April of this year. While your campaign for the nomination is quite new,…

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The Online Education Multiverse: Panacea or Calamity?

Originally posted on RootingForMathEducation:
Part I: Panacea: “an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties” (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/panacea?s=t) The first time I heard the word panacea was in a foundational education course in college in the title of the book “The…

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May 29, 2015 – NATIONAL PAPERCLIP DAY – NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY – NATIONAL HEAT AWARENESS DAY

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