Daily Archives: July 1, 2015

Fairtest: Testing Resistance Across the Nation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When Congress returns from its Independence Day recess on July 7, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up bipartisan legislation to overhaul “No Child Left Behind.” The bill the Senate will consider…

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Arthur Camins Warns Democrats about Dangers of School Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arthur Camins, director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., has a warning for Democrats that school choice is a bad…

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Nevada Vouchers Violate the State Constitution

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Nevada legislature recently passed one of the most sweeping voucher programs in the nation. Every child in the state is eligible for a grant of $5,000 so long as they previously attended…

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Students as Digital Rebels, Wanderers, and Pioneers (Craig Peck, et. al.) Part 2

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Craig Peck and his colleagues studied two high schools in Southeastern U.S., one–Downtown–was urban and minority while Newlands was mostly white and suburban. Part 1 described student and teacher…

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America, Meet Chris Christie

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is expected to make his long anticipated announcement that he will seek the Presidency, and he will do so at Livingston High School where he was president of…

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Paul Lauter Reviews Jay Gillen’s “Educating for Insurgency” (“Live by Tests, Die by Tests”)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Lauter is an emeritus professor of literature at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is general editor of the Heath Anthology of American Literature. He has a long history in peace and…

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Louisiana: John White Wants to Keep His Job; Dem Candidate; “No Way”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In an interview, John White made it clear that he wants to keep his $275,000 job as state superintendent in Louisiana. Bobby Jindal pushed the state board to hire him after his brief…

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If Jeb Bush Is Elected…..

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is a forecast of education policy under Jeb Bush. ? It is actually worse that what is portrayed. Bush is an evangelist for vouchers, charter schools, for-profit charter schools, virtual charter schools,…

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Washington State Will Test Kindergarten Children (But, Shhh! Parents May Opt Out)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader shares this information with us. The state will administer assessments to children in kindergarten but parents have the right to opt out. Will the parents know? If you live in Washington,…

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Corporate Reform Organization Seeks Teachers to Train as Voices for Common Core

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
An educator forwarded an email he received, inviting him to apply for a fellowship at Néw York Educator Voice-America Achieve. If accepted, he would gain training in writing opinion pieces, speaking at public…

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