Daily Archives: September 3, 2015

BREAKING: Cuomo Has Doubts About Common Core, Will Ask for Advice from a Commission

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Now it seems that reformers want to reform their reforms. The “”reforms are “broken” and must be reformed. A news release from Governor Cuomo’s office: STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO ON THE…

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Rahm Rushed Off Stage as Dyett Protesters Swarm and Take Over

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
At a budget hearing last night, Dyett protesters swarmed the stage, and police removed Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “SOUTH SHORE — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s second of three citywide public budget forums descended in chaos…

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Fairtest Weekly Report Testing Resistance and Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Though schoolsy are still closed for the summer in many parts of the country, the weekly testing story count is already exploding. No doubt it’s going to be a most exciting and productive…

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NYSED’s Incoherent Opt Out Muddle

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Pity those poor zealots of standardized testing in Albany. No matter what they do, no matter what tactic they employ those pesky parents who are sick and tired of standardized testing consuming their…

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Attention, New York Parents and Educators: Regent Tilles Has Not Agreed to Vote “NO”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last night, I posted that New York Regent Roger Tilles had told an audience of educators in Port Jefferson, Long Island, that he opposes test-based evaluations of teachers and principals. What a remarkable…

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Attention, New York Parents and Educators: Regent Tilles Has Not Agreed to Vote “NO”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last night, I posted that New York Regent Roger Tilles had told an audience of educators in Port Jefferson, Long Island, that he opposes test-based evaluations of teachers and principals. What a remarkable…

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Maine: Governor LePage in Deep Trouble Over Charter School Issue

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Governor Paul LePage is a blunt-spoken Tea Party kind of guy, who has won two elections by a plurality, not a majority. Early on, he aligned himself with Jeb Bush to promote for-profit…

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SAT Scores Decline for 2015 College-Bound Seniors

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A decade of test-driven instruction has not raised SAT scores. Please note the tight correlation between family income and SAT scores. Some people call the SAT the Family Income Index. FairTest National Center…

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Milwaukee Public Schools: Budget Slashed for Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Governor Scott Walker continues his war of attrition against public education, especially in Milwaukee. Despite the fact that the public schools of Milwaukee outperform its voucher schools, Walker is cutting the budget of…

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Wisconsin Slashes K-12 Budget, Increases Voucher Funding

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Wisconsin government has slashed funding for K-12 public schools while expanding and enriching the state’s voucher program. This is a clear-cut victory for ALEC, the corporate-funded lobby for privatization. “Since Republicans took…

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