Daily Archives: September 2, 2015

Julian Vasquez Heilig: Why I Speak Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Julian Vasquez Heilig is a national treasure. He is a well-educated researcher. He has a conscience and a heart. And with all that, he has courage and humor. I love reading his blog,…

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Ohio: Another Charter Collapses

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Phillis of the Ohio Equity and Adequacy Coalition reports another charter school collapses and wonders why it was ever allowed to open. And he asks, “where’s the money?” “The FCI Academy charter…

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John Kasich and Ohio’s Corrupt Charter Industry

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
During John Kasich’s governorship, charter schools have been the beneficiaries of political favoritism. The charter operators who give large sums to Republican candidates are never held accountable for their performance. In most states,…

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Eggert: No, It’s NOT the Law!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last spring, the Néw York legislature passed a budget that included a harsh and punitive teacher evaluation plan. This was done at Governor Cuomo’s insistence because he was angry that the state teachers’…

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Arizona: A View from the Trenches

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I posted recently about the growing exodus of teachers from Arizona due to low salaries, testing, mandates, and poor working conditions. Do the legislators and governor understand the consequences of their actions? This…

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U.S. News: The Rationale for Common Core Testing Is Gone

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
U.S. News and World Report points out that the rationale for Common Core and its tests was that parents needed to know how their child compared to children of the same age in…

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New York Regents Will Vote on Teacher-Principal Evaluation Plan on September 16-17: Call Your Regent!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Board of Regents will vote at their Sept. 16-17 meeting on making the new teacher-principal evaluation rules permanent. The current rules were adopted on a temporary “emergency” basis. The current rules maintain…

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Peter Greene: “It’s Not the Law”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Some of those who are offended by the idea that parents opt their children out of state tests have said that all children MUST take the test because “it’s the law.” But Peter…

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Mike Klonsky: Rahm Meets with Dyett Hunger Strikers, Offers Nothing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Klonsky has the latest update on the Dyett hunger strikers. The strike is now ending its 16th day, in which the strikers have had liquids but no solid food. Their resolve is…

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Philadelphia Puts Out Call for 5,000 Subs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Philadelphia has hired a search service to hire 5,000 substitutes. “Whether you’re a recent college graduate looking to work your way into a full-time teaching position, a retired teacher interested in getting back…

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