Daily Archives: June 20, 2015

Social Security for Teachers

Please pass SJR 1 and repeal WEP/GPO from the Social Security Act. Teachers deserve the full Social Security they have paid in. One teacher’s story: Right now there is an issue that bothers me greatly: teachers’ social security benefits. I … Continue reading

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Bombshell Report from Common Cause: Privatizers Flood New York Politicians with Cash

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Please read this report and send it to everyone who cares about the future of public education in the United States. Send it to your friends, your school board, your legislators, your editorial…

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Why Is D.C. Hiding VAM Data?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Audrey Beardsley reveals the answer to the intriguing question: Why is D.C. hiding VAM data? The answer was earlier leaked to blogger and retired math teacher G.F. Brandenburg. Beardsley cites him in this…

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Robert Reich: The Elites’ War on Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, is one of the few high-level policy thinkers who have noticed the attacks on public education. His concern is mainly with the rip-offs in for-profit institutions of…

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Slekar: Wisconsin’s Attack on Freedom

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tim Slekar writes of Wisconsin’s efforts to stifle academic freedom and the rights of communities to control their schools. Slekar writes: “Once we lose our freedom to self government and once we lose…

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Ohio’s Teacher Evaluation System Measures the District’s Poverty Level

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Surprise: Most of the teachers in Ohio are effective or highly effective. ? However, there are more ineffective teachers in districts with high levels of poverty. ? Chicken-and-egg? Correlation? ? Lesson: if you…

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“The Fierce Urgency Of Now” – Social Justice Must Be Educators’ Mission

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
On June 17th, 2015, the 21 year-old Dylann Storm Roof, entered the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  The church, led by the Reverend Clementa Pickney who, in addition…

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June 20, 2015 – NATIONAL KOUIGN AMANN DAY – AMERICAN EAGLE DAY – NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY – INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY – NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY

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