Daily Archives: June 3, 2015

Thomas Friedman Goes to the Graduation at the SEED Boarding School in Maryland

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thomas Friedman has a column in the New York Times about attending the graduation ceremonies at the SEED high school in Baltimore. His wife, he writes, “chairs the foundation behind the SEED schools.”…

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Fairtest: Demands for Test Reform Escalate Across the Nation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is the weekly summary of test resistance and reform from Bob Schaeffer at Fairtest: ? Across the U.S., there has been no let up in grassroots pressure for meaningful assessment reforms at…

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When the Free Market Fails, Try Crony Capitalism.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gene V. Glass of Arizona State University is one of the nation’s top education researchers. He has recently watched the proliferation of charter schools in Arizona, which is often called “the Wild West”…

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Albany Times-Union: Cuomo’s Voucher Giveaway to the Rich

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The editorial board of the Albany Times-Union explains the economics behind Governor Cuomo’s proposal for “Education Tax Credits.” ? It is a voucher plan with a different name, usually offered by rightwing Republicans,…

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Indiana University Dean Agrees that Education in the State is Headed to “Disaster” Under Former Governor Daniels’ Course

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gerardo Gonzalez, dean of the College of Education at Indiana University, wrote a letter to the editor of the Indianapolis Star agreeing with the dean of the College of Education at Purdue: Indiana…

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New Jersey: 97% of Teachers Rated Effective or Highly Effective

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Can you believe how many millions, hundreds of millions, or billions of dollars have been diverted from America’s classrooms in the search for the elusive “bad teacher”? Lest we forget, this was imposed…

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Zephyr Teachout Has a Powerful Idea: Teachers Should Run for Office

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This just in from Zephyr Teachout, the upstart who ran against Andrew Cuomo as a total unknown with no money yet won 1/3 of the vote, sweeping many upstate counties. She played David…

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June 3, 2015 – NATIONAL RUNNING DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MACAROON DAY – NATIONAL REPEAT DAY

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