Daily Archives: June 2, 2015

“Democracy”: The Failure of Leadership in Public Education to Support Sound Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A regular commenter on the blog who calls him/herself “Democracy” posted these insightful thoughts about the state of “leadership” and its willingness to follow the corporate reform script instead of standing up for…

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What Happened When a Student with Special Needs Took the Test

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dawn Neely Randall, a teacher in Ohio, is a passionate crusader for the rights of children. She posted this comment on the blog. “Let me just tell you what stands out the most…

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TFA Teacher: “How I Would Fix Teach for America”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Andrew Gerst joined Teach for America and taught in Los Angeles schools, both public and charter. He has offered the following advice to TFA leadership: How (I’d Like) to Fix Teach for America…

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BREAKING NEWS! NC Court of Appeals Overturns Law Repealing Tenure!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The North Carolina Court of Appeals overturned a law passed in 2013 that was intended to eliminate tenure. The court said the law was unconstitutional. Lindsay Wagner of the Progressive Pulse in North…

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Randal Hendee: The Goal of Reform is Not to Improve Education but to Cut Costs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The question frequently arises: Why do so many billionaires support the privatization of public education? Surely, they don’t care about making a profit as they are already billionaires. Here is one possible answer,…

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Peter Greene Disagrees with Checker Finn on the Hard Truths about American Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene read a post that Checker Finn wrote for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s blog, in which Checker warned parents to be ready for the unpleasant news they would learn about their…

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June 2, 2015 – NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY – NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY – NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY – NATIONAL BUBBA DAY

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Look Out, NY Opt Out: Here Comes the Pro-Testing Charm Offensive

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
The University of the State of New York (USNY) has a new Commissioner of Education.  By a unanimous vote, the Board of Regents selected MaryEllen Elia, the recently fired superintendent of Hillsborough County,…

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