Monthly Archives: July 2015

Arthur Camins Comments on Rick Hess’s View of “What Went Wrong with Common Core”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arthur Camins left the following insightful comment on Rick Hess’s analysis of “What Went Wrong with Common Core.” I agree with his claim that the purpose of setting a totally unrealistic goal was…

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New York’s Néw Commissioner: Néw Face, Old Agenda

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
New York State Commissioner of Education MayEllen Elia has been on the job since July 6, and she has won over many–but not all–critics. Whereas Her predecessor John King was young, inexperienced, and…

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Gary Rubinstein: TFA Supported Adding NCLB Punishments to Senate ESEA and Opposed Opting Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein keeps a close eye on Teach for America and watches how it shows its true colors from time to time. That happened with the votes cast on amendments to the Senate…

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Plan to Attend the National Conference of United Opt Out in February 2016

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
United Opt Out recently announced that its annual conference will be held in Philadelphia from February 26-28, 2016. ? This is the movement that will destroy corporate reform. ? Suppose they gave a…

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Memphis: Teaching by Remote Controlled Earbuds

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In recent days, you have read posts about the program in Lawrence, Massachusetts, called NNN (No Nonsense Nurturing), a for-profit program in which coaches sit in the back of the room and tell…

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Teaching is a Grind (Bill Ferriter)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
This post appeared April 23, 2014 on Bill Ferriter’s blog, “The Tempered Radical.” On his blog, he describes himself as follows: “Bill Ferriter has about a dozen titles—Solution Tree author and…

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July 29, 2015 – NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY – NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY

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Carole Marshall: The Big Lie Behind Rhode Island’s “Strategic Plan” for Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carole Marshall is a retired teacher who taught in the schools of Providence, Rhode Island. She was invited to participate in shaping Rhode Island “strategic plan” for 2015-2020, but soon became disillusioned when…

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Hispanic Group in Texas Disagrees with National Organization About Standardized Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In recent weeks, as Congress debated different issues in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a dozen or more of the national civil rights organizations issued statements supporting annual testing…

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Laura H. Chapman Analyzes “No Nonsense Nurture”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Our regular reader and contributor Laura H. Chapman researched No Nonsense Nurturing pedagogy and shares what she found: ? “Here are some noteworthy facts about the Lawrence MA school district as of the…

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