Daily Archives: September 10, 2015

A Teacher in Long Island Writes to Regent Roger Tilles

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This arrived in my email box. I hope Regent Tilles, a member of the New York Board of Regents, reads it before he votes on the Governor’s flawed and punitive teacher evaluation program.…

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Jersey Jazzman Fact Checks “The Prize”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jersey Jazzman, aka Mark Weber, is an expert on Newark school reform. As a teacher, researcher, and blogger, he has reported and analtzed every twist and turn of the Newark story. Who better,…

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Andrea Gabor Assigns Some Homework to Jonathan Alter

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Andrea Gabor, the Michael R. Bloomberg Professor of Business Journalism at Baruch College in New York City, has recently written about the disappointing results of the chartering and privatization of almost every school…

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WARNING: THE CONTENT OF THIS POST IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The following post was written by Amy Frogge, an elected member of the Board of Education in Nashville. Frogge is a lawyer and a strong supporter of public dchools. She was elected in…

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Who Set the Passing Marks for the Common Core Tests? A Design for Failure.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The passing marks (cut scores) on the Smarter Balanced Assessment were set last November. They were set in such a way that most students were certain to “fail.” The SBAC predicted that most…

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Black Agenda Report: Why Black Parents Should Opt Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Glenn Ford of Black Agenda Report explains clearly why black parents should opt out. He understands that high-stakes testing is designed to fail most children and that black children will be failed by…

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Schneider: Washington State Charters Raise $14 Million in the Blink of an Eye

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sing no sad songs for the nine charter schools that are ruled ineligible for public funding by the Washington State Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision. Mercedes Schneider reports that the charters raised…

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Nevada: Parents File Suit Against Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The latest from Nevada, where the ACLU-Nevada is already suing to block vouchers. Another suit is filed: ALERT! Public School Parents And Children File Lawsuit To Declare Nevada Vouchers Unconstitutional Vouchers Violate Nevada…

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California: As Expected, Most Students “Fail” Common Core Tests Across the State

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Howard Blume reports the Common Core test results in the Los Angeles Times. Across the state, 44% of students scored at grade level or better in English, while 34% did so in math.…

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Are Charter Schools Public or Not Public in Washington State?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The following item appeared this morning in Politico.com’s education edition: – “I guess it’s ironic or something that the only public school that will be open in Seattle tomorrow is a charter school,”…

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