Daily Archives: September 15, 2015

Maine: More Than 10% Opt Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Maine was part of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Students took the online tests. Complaints from students, parents, and teachers were so loud that the legislature dropped out of SBAC. Now the the…

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Seattle Parents Are Canceling Subscriptions to Seattle Times

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Seattle parents are encouraging others to cancel their subscription to the Seattle Times, which is anti-union, anti-teacher, anti-public school, and pro-charter. Dora Taylor writes on the parent activist blog: “The majority of people…

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Watch Out, 1%! The Students Are Taking Action!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I have often written that high school students have the power to stop the bad policies that are ruining their education. When they realize they are being cheated, when they organize to fight…

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Is Online Teacher Education as Good as Traditional Teacher Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wouldn’t you know that the narrative of “bad teachers cause low scores and failing schools” would produce new contenders to prepare “great” teachers? The regular ratings published by the National Council of Teacher…

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Peter Greene Reviews Mike Barber’s Book on Failed Implementation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You probably know who Peter Greene is: a prolific high school teacher in Pennsylvania who specializes in skewering fools. But do you know who Mike Barber is? He is actually Sir Michael Barber…

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Paul Karrer: The Fraud of “High Standards”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Karrer teaches fifth grade in Castroville Elementary School in Southern California, where most of the children are poor. He writes here about the irrelevance of standards to the children he teaches, other…

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Another quick word on teacher evaluation in DC #teachereval #DCPS

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Guiding Principles on Teaching, Learning, and Reform

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
From time to time readers will ask me what I believe should be done about teaching, learning, and school reform. They usually preface their request with words such as:…

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