Daily Archives: June 16, 2015

Nonpartisan Report on Charter Schools: No Difference in Test Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Finally, a report from a completely non-political, non-ideological source about charter schools. The report, co-sponsored by the Spencer Foundation and Public Agenda, lays out the facts and the issues. Different sides may take…

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Free E-Book about Teacher Who Refuses Test

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You can download this e-book today. It is free today only. It was written by a Florida teacher using a pseudonym. “This book is a way for me to come to some sense…

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A Closer Look at Arizona Teacher Exodus

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Reader Jack Covey read the report on teacher attrition in Arizona. Conclusion: Arizona better start thinking about the future of its schools. Too many teachers are leaving: He writes: “I’m looking at the…

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Arizona: Teacher Exodus Grows, Due to Low Salaries and Mandates

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Teachers are leaving Arizona in record numbers due to low salaries and persistent legislative intrusion in their classrooms. In the Phoenix area alone, there are more than 1,000 open teaching positions. “”We think…

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A Reason Not to Take the SAT

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The College Board, which sponsors the SAT, is data mining students and selling their data. This is unbelievable. Students think they are taking a college admissions test, nothing more. Are they asked to…

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Mississippi Blogger: A Modest Proposal for Education Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mississippi teacher-blogger James Comans has indulged in Swiftian satire in this post about “reform.” He informed me that he was inspired by the post “Is It Really ‘All About the Kids.’” Comans assumes…

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Laura Chapman: How to Get Very High SAT Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Our frequent commenter Laura Chapman reveals the secrets about how to get very high test scores: ? She writes: ? “For decades, arts educators have pointed with misplaced pride at the relatively high…

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Educators’ Love Affair with Change

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
I put a dollar in a change machine. Nothing changed. George Carlin, comedian [i] The quip echoes a disappointed reformer eager to improve public schools and classrooms but coming…

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June 16, 2015 – NATIONAL FUDGE DAY

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