Daily Archives: June 1, 2015

Bob Braun to Star-Ledger: Stop Defaming Teachers!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is one of the most powerful articles I have ever read about the pernicious lies of those who call themselves “reformers.” It should be a cover story in TIME or Newsweek or…

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The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The corporate reformers like to say that “school choice” is the civil rights issue of our time. This is a view shared by Jeb Bush, the Walton family, Scott Walker, and various other…

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Two Important New Books About Common Core Standards

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Looking for summer reading? Here are two good new books about the Common Core. They are well-written and informative. Terry Marselle has written a research-based review of the standards. The title is: “Why…

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Purdue Dean Slams Pernicious Effects of “Reform” as Mitch Daniels Sits and Listens Quietly

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Purdue’s dean of education Maryann Santos de Barona bluntly described the pernicious effects of “reform” on enrollment in the College of Education, as Purdue President Mitch Daniels listened quietly. As Governor of Indiana,…

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June 1, 2015 – NATIONAL HEIMLICH MANEUVER DAY – NATIONAL PENPAL DAY – NATIONAL SAY SOMETHING NICE DAY – NATIONAL GO BAREFOOT DAY – NATIONAL HAZELNUT CAKE DAY

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Wendy Lecker: The Hoax of Turnaround Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wendy Lecker,civil rights attorney,says that claims made on behalf of school turnarounds—firing the staff and leaders—are usually inflated or false. “With their narrow focus on test scores, disruption and structural changes, such as…

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Activist Leadership Wins Presidency of San Francisco Teachers’ Union

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lita Blanc, a veteran teacher in San Francisco, won election as President of the United Educators of San Francisco, the union representing 6,000 employees of the district. ? Blanc, a teacher at George…

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Hollywood, HBO, and School Reform (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In Part 1, I discussed the doctoral dissertation of Derisa Grant who tried to unravel the puzzle of Hollywood films moving from superhero teachers to “bad” teachers over the…

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Three New York Regents: The Tests Are Failing, not the Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In an article in Long Island Business News, three members of the New York State Board of Regents criticized the state tests, on which 70% of the state’s students failed to meet “proficiency.”…

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