Daily Archives: July 6, 2015

Why Do Some School Reforms Last?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
School reformers seek to fix problems. Many of these “solutions” appear and disappear again and again–as the previous post argued. Yet some past reforms do stick.  How come? In…

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Gary Rubinstein on “The Three Stooges” of Corporate Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein watched a panel discussion on the reform movement’s three allegedly successful turnaround districts. He reports on the discussion here. The discussion was sponsored by the Fordham Institute, which is in the…

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Pearson’s Plans to Dominate the Global Education Market

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This report is a fascinating and scary analysis of Pearson’s ambitious efforts to create a demand for their products around the world and to satisfy that demand while making profits. It is called…

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Ohio: The One Reform That Is Forbidden

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This past year, there were numerous reports of scandals, arrests, and convictions of charter operators in Ohio. There seemed to be real hope to enact legislation that would hold charter schools accountable and…

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Ten Signs Your Child is in a Failing School District

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-turner/ten-signs-your-child-is-i_b_7698514.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

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Why We Are Losing So Many Dedicated, Experienced Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Teachers have been the “collateral damage ” of the so-called reform movement. The reformers’ false claims and teacher-bashing is taking a predictable roll of some of the most talented teachers while discouraging young…

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Bob Shepherd: The Hard Work of Teaching

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bob Shepherd, a frequent commentator (I love his writing and wish he would write more often for the blog) had this to say about teaching: ? For many years, I held various jobs…

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Bob Shepherd: The Hard Work of Teaching

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bob Shepherd, a frequent commentator (I love his writing and wish he would write more often for the blog) had this to say about teaching: ? For many years, I held various jobs…

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Advice for Campbell Brown

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dear Campbell, ? I read in the Wall Street Journal that you have formed a new organization called “The Seventy Four,” meaning the 74 million children who attend school in America. I noted…

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Milwaukee Democratic Legislators Oppose State Takeover of Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Milwaukee Democratic legislators wrote a letter to their colleagues urging them to oppose the state takeover of low-performing Milwaukee public schools. Any students of a school taken over would be transferred to the…

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