Daily Archives: June 23, 2015

Los Angeles: Why Is Rafe Esquith in Teacher Jail?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rafe Esquith is one of the nation’s most celebrated teachers. He teaches fifth grade in Los Angeles. Each year, his class produces a complete play by Shakespeare. They are known as the Hobart…

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Please Join Our Coalition to Oppose Annual High-Stakes Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Please join us! Over 60 groups dedicated to education, children, and civil rights have joined with the Network for Public Education to oppose annual high-stakes testing. No high-performing nation in the world tests…

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Fairtest Demands College Board Offer Retests and Rebates for Flawed SAT

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
FairTest National Center for Fair & Open Testing for further information: Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773 cell (239) 699-0468 for immediate release, Tuesday, June 23, 2015 CONTROVERSIAL SAT SCORES FROM TIMING ERROR ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULED…

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Who Is Grading Common Core Tests? It Is Worse Than You Thought

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Motoko Rich of the Néw York Times answered the question deftly. Peter Greene says she gave a “master class in how to let the subjects of a story make themselves look ridiculous.” Most…

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BREAKING NEWS: Mike Miles Resigns as Dallas Superintendent

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Miles, the controversial superintendent of the Dallas public schools, resigned. He was a military man, trained by the unaccredited Broad Superintendents Academy. When he arrived in Dallas, he announced ambitious goals, including…

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“Everybody Blogs. Nobody Reads.” True or False?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Thomas quotes Susan Ohanian, who has been blogging for 13 years. Ohanian wrote that she is cutting back on her blogging because “Everybody blogs. Nobody reads.” ? He writes: ? “The online…

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June 23, 2015 – NATIONAL PINK DAY – NATIONAL PECAN SANDIES DAY

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Quote of the Day

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A comment from Florida: ? ? Making public education unbearable is all part of the privatizers’ plan to destabilize public education. I hear parents discussing alternative placements for their children other than public…

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An Important Video About the Corporate Raid on Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Film-maker Brian Malone has just completed a major documentary about the corporate raid on public education. Get a copy and host a viewing for your friends. ? Anthony Cody reviewed the film here…

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Nevada: Angie Sullivan Has Some Questions About Sweeping School Choice Law

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Angie Sullivan teaches K-2 in Nevada. She follows state policies closely and asks questions. ? She is a prolific writer. I wish she would run for the Legislature but then the kids would…

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