Daily Archives: June 24, 2015

What If Every Educator Pledged to Vote in 2016?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
So many terrible education policies have been enacted in the past several years, and so many people feel powerless to act and make a difference. But there is a way to take action:…

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Kaplan: Denver is #1 in Reform But Not in Improving Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeannie Kaplan discovers that Denver ranks #1 on a scorecard compiled by the Center for Reinventing Public Education, an outpost of corporate reform. ? Denver has faithfully complied with most elements of the…

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Reader: What Literature Taught Me About Life

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader reacted to the post about how Common Core demands equal or greater time for informational text instead of literature: “So much for inspiring with literature. I had a legendary public high…

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Milwaukee Common Council Rejects State Takeover of the City’s Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Wisconsin legislature is considering a bill sponsored by two suburban Republican legislators that would allow a state takeover of the city’s lowest performing schools, which would be turned into charters or voucher…

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Mike Miles Compares His Three-Year Tenure in Dallas to “Camelot,” Starring Him as King Arthur

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a staggeringly funny ending to Mike Miles’ brief and stormy tour of duty as superintendent of schools in Dallas. Miles, a Broadie, did all the Broadie-type things: firing principals, driving out…

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Peter Greene: Campbell Brown’s Néw Assault on Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene has discovered that Campbell Brown, scourge of public schools, teachers, unions, and due process, has just created a new vehicle to advance her cause. With funding from various billionaires who share…

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Who Said Teachers Don’t Have a Sense of Humor?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Instead of cartoons this month, I am posting a series of photos about teacher humor. Of the 30-plus photos that I saw, these are the ones that made me…

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Rafe Esquith Speaks Out About Common Core, TFA, and Teaching

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this post, Valerie Strauss interviews Rafe Esquith. It was published in 2013, in connection with the publication of his book, “Real Talk for Real Teachers.” He started teaching in 1983. It is…

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Rafe Esquith Will File a Class Action Suit

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
According to LA School Report, Rafe Esquirh has hired a high-profile lawyer, who will file a class-action suit on behalf of all teachers who had been denied due process rights. Esquith, who has…

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June 24, 2015 – NATIONAL PRALINES DAY

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