Daily Archives: June 26, 2015

Steven Fesmire: Education and the Industrial Model

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A comment by a reader: ? ? Education and the Industrial Imagination ? ? Prof. Ravitch and followers of her blog are of course right to underscore the fact that for-profit colleges and…

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Who Cares About Privacy? Not the US DOE. Not Bill Gates.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Laura Chapman read this post about proposed legislation to allow massive collection of college student data, and she did some research. This is what she found: The proposed law to monetize the worth…

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A Good Reason Not to Take the ACT

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In displaying readiness for college, grade point average matters more than a score on a college admissions test like SAT or ACT. Even the testing companies acknowledge that this is the case. But…

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Ohio Drops Democracy, Follows ALEC Script

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As feared, the Ohio legislature installed a CEO to take control of Youngstown’s public school. This move to eliminate local control is based on ALEC model legislation. It allows the governor to choose…

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Jon Pelto: Charter Schools Want Public Funds Without Public Accountability

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jonathan Pelto writes about this curious conundrum: Connecticut’s charter schools want more public money, but they object to public accountability. Their motto seems to be: give us money and get out of our…

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Teacher: Why Teacher Retention is Crucial and How to Reduce Teacher Churn

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In an article in The Atlantic, Paul Barnwell describes how difficult it was for him when he was a new teacher assigned to a low-performing school. ? In a span of three minutes,…

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What Happens When Charter Teachers Join a Union?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Presently, nearly 90% of charter schools are non-union. Less than 10% of charter tea hers belong to a union. This is not by chance or happenstance. Although the late Albert Shanker was a…

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Principal Farley Keeps His Promise

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tim Farley is principal of the Ichabod Crane Middle School in upstate New York. He is also a member of the board of New York State Allies for Public Education, the leaders of…

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June 26, 2015 – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY – NATIONAL BEAUTICIAN’S DAY

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Joanne Yatvin: The Best Way to Evaluate Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Joanne Yatvin has been a teacher, principal, superintendent, and literacy expert. In this post, she gives her views on teacher evaluation. ? She writes: ? “New York Times columnist Joe Nocera recently wrote…

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