Daily Archives: June 12, 2015

In the Beginning …

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
In the beginning, there was a good teacher. And the good teacher taught with passion and with eloquence. The good teacher taught with love and compassion. The good teacher touched many lives forever with light,…

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Should SAT Prep and Khan Videos Be Part of the Curriculum?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The College Board has ambitious plans to make SAT prep a standard part of the curriculum, utilizing Khan Academy videos. The head of the College Board is David Coleman, architect of the Common…

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Rick Hess Loves Nevada’s Néw Choice Program

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rick Hess of the conservative American Enterprise Institute explains why Nevada’s recently passed vouchers-for-all is a terrific step forward. He calls it a “landmark” in the struggle for school choice. There are few…

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Jean Marzollo: If Only Our Leaders Would Read This Book

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This review was written by Jean Marzollo, one of the nation’s leading writers of children’s books. My children, and now my grandchildren, grew up reading and loving her “I Spy” books, and many…

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Why Does Governor Christie Tell Lies About Teachers?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Governor Christie has strong opinions. He doesn’t like public schools (even though Néw Jersey public schools regularly place 2nd or 3rd in the nation on NAEP, behind Massachusetts and neck-and-neck with Connecticut.) yet…

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Arthur Camins on Choice: a Letter to the Editor

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arthur Camins, Director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at the Stevens Institute of Technology, has a terrific letter to the editor in today’s Néw York Times. He…

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Laura Chapman: The Billionaires and Education “Reform”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Our frequent commentator Laura H. Chapman, whose wise analyses so frequently inform all of us, has done some research on the billionaire class. I would add that her second category of schools, public…

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The Dilemma of Fast, Cheap, and Good: You Can Only Pick Two

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Teachers, principals, researchers, and parents face dilemmas daily. For readers of this post, the most common they face is the tension between personal and professional values—spend time with family…

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June 12, 2015 – NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DAY – NATIONAL RED ROSE DAY – NATIONAL JERKY DAY – NATIONAL LOVING DAY

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BREAKING NEWS: Oregon Passes Strong Opt Out Bill

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Despite the pressure exerted by the U.S. Department of Education and threats to cut off federal funding, the Oregon legislature passed a strong opt out bill, protecting parental rights. From: Oregon Education Association…

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