Daily Archives: July 18, 2015

July 18, 2015 – NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB WINE DAY – NATIONAL CAVIAR DAY – TOSS AWAY THE “COULD HAVES” AND “SHOULD HAVES” DAY

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More About the Murphy Amendment, in Which Democrats Want “Tougher Accountability”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Emma Brown of the Washington Post has a good article about the Murphy amendment, which Democrats favored and Republicans opposed. ? The chamber voted 54 to 43 against the amendment, which aimed to…

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“Students Matter” Sues 13 California Districts for Not Using Student Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
“Students Matter,” the Silicon Valley-funded group that launched the Vergara lawsuit to block teacher tenure in California, is now suing 13 school districts for their failure to use test scores in evaluating teachers.…

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North Carolina: How TFA Alums Feather Their Own Nests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lindsay Wagner of NC Policy Watch reports that a Teach for America alum in the legislature is pushing legislation that would clear the way for more charter schools staffed by TFA. She writes:…

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Will North Carolina Adopt Tennessee’s Failing Charter District?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lindsay Wagner of NC Policy Watch asks whether North Carolina will be next to copy Tennessee’s floundering “Achievement School District.” ? The idea is that the state will take over low-scoring schools, put…

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Chris Barbic Resigning from “Achievement School District”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
While several states, including Georgia and North Carolina, plan to copy Tennessee’s Achievement School District, the founding director of the ASD has announced his resignation. Chris Barbic will leave in December. Barbic had…

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Ohio: Who Bought the Legislature?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a comment by Billl Phillis of the Ohio Equity and Adequacy Coalition: Follow the money-yes, tax money Tax funds have likely made White Hat Charter school operator David Brennan and ECOT…

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A Radically Sensible Idea about “Good Jobs”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera went to the Aspen Ideas Festival and learned about a brilliant new strategy for the new economy. The status quo thinking of American business today is that…

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More About the Murphy Amendment, in Which Democrats Want “Tougher Accountability”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Emma Brown of the Washington Post has a good article about the Murphy amendment, which Democrats favored and Republicans opposed. ? The chamber voted 54 to 43 against the amendment, which aimed to…

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Murphy Amendment Did NOT Pass, Fortunately

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Just to demonstrate how strange the politics of education are these days, one of the key amendments to the Senate “Every Child Achieves Act” was called the Murphy amendment. It failed. It would…

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