Daily Archives: July 26, 2015

Parents Across America Decries Test Abuse

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Parents Across America has gathered documentation of the stress suffered by children due to the overuse and misuse of standardized tests. “Parents Across America has gathered extensive evidence of an alarming upsurge in…

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The Good Michelle Rhee

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In the previous post, I recounted the various health issues I dealt with this past year, but I left out one. A few months ago, I learned that I had cataracts in both…

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North Carolina: A Bizarre Decision, A Dark Day for Children and Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
North Carolina’s high court ruled 4-3 in favor of vouchers yesterday. ? Even those who like the idea of using public funds to send students to private and religious schools, as well as…

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VAMboozled: Economists Declare VAM a Great Success, Without Any Real Live Examples of Success

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Audrey Amrein-Beardsley writes in her blog VAMboozled that the VAM-loving economists are giving each other high-fives for the triumph of VAM. Almost every state has adopted some version of it. Success! ? What…

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July 26, 2015 – NATIONAL AUNT AND UNCLE’S DAY – NATIONAL BAGELFEST DAY – NATIONAL PARENTS DAY

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Hillary: A Presidential Candidate In Need Of An Education

Originally posted on Real Learning CT:
What does Hillary think about what is going on now in k-12 education? Watch this video and find out: http://www.c-span.org/video/standalone/?c4534445 What I would like to ask Hillary after watching the video is: 1. What…

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Mitchell Robinson: What You Need to Know about “Achievement School Districts”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mitchell Robinson, Associate Professor of Music Education at Michigan State University, has compiled a handy guide to the bold idea of “achievement school districts.” ? There is the Recovery School District in New…

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Arizona Struggles with Teacher Shortage

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arizona has a teacher shortage. School will open soon, and there are at least 1,000 vacancies. The reason is not hard to find. Low salaries, which results in high teacher turnover. Arizona has…

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Denis Smith: Can a State Agency Both Promote Charters and Regulate Them?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Denis Smith worked in the Office of Charter Schools in the Ohio Department of Education. In this article, he points out the paradox of tasking a state agency with both promoting charter schools…

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What I Learned at My First NEA RA Assembly!-July 2015

Originally posted on Diary of a Public School Teacher!:
NEA stands for the National Education Association. RA stands for Representative Assembly. I attended my 1st NEA Representative Assembly as a delegate. What an amazing experience! My observations: One of the…

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