Daily Archives: October 6, 2015

Investigative Journalist David Sirota Moves Up

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
While the mainstream media, mostly owned by six corporations, reports on politics as a horse race or personality show, David Sirota follows the money, without fear or favor. Here is his news: http://davidsirota.com/…

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Sirota and Cunningham-Cook Expose Joe Biden’s Role in Increasing College Students’ Debts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Investigative reporters David Sirota and Matthew Cunningham-Cook, writing in the International Business Times, detail Vice-President Joe Biden’s role in making it harder for college students to reduce their debts. Jennifer Ryan did not…

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Common Core and Swing Set Equity?

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On October 06, 2015, I had the following comment to my post, Those 24 Common Core 2009 Work Group Members. The purpose of her comment is to thank the Common Core creators for their hand in righting…

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Union Membership in a Community Boosts the Life Chances of Children

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times reported a new study showing the value of union membership in boosting academic achievement. Not only does union membership raise the wages of working people, which means a better…

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Los Angeles: Is the Board Getting Ready to Stop Privatization?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Los Angeles parent activist Karen Wolfe went to a meeting of the Associsted Administrators of Los Angeles, which was held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels. As she listened to LAUSD…

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Arthur Goldstein: Meet the Néw Boss, Even Worse than the Old Boss

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arthur Goldstein, a veteran high school teacher in the Néw York City public schools and a master blogger, does not agree with Beltway insider Andrew Rotherham that it is too soon to judge…

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Jersey Jazzman: John King is the King of Suspensions

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jersey Jazzman has dubbed John King, our new Secretary of Education, “the King of Suspensions.” John King shaped the disciplinary policies at Roxbury Prep in Boston. It has the second highest suspension rate…

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Data-Driven Teaching Practices: Rhetoric and Reality

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Much has already been written on the U.S. obsession with standardized test scores.  Add to the obsession the passionate belief that policymakers who gather, digest, and use a vast…

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David Bloomfield: Time for Merryl Tisch to Step Down

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Bloomfield, professor of educational leadership, law, and policy at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, writes that it is time for Merryl Tisch, the chancellor of the New York Board of…

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Now We Know Who Loves Duncan and King

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Wall Street Journal–the voice of free market globalism–loves privatization of America’s public schools, loves high-stakes testing, and loves evaluating teachers by test scores. Conversely, it despises public schools and unionized teachers. This…

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