Daily Archives: October 12, 2015

Suggestions for @politico on education reporting #commoncore

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Please Send Your Thoughts and Prayers to Vivian Connell

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Over the past few years, I have traveled several times to North Carolina, one of the states where the Governor and Legislature are doing their best to destroy public education and the teaching…

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Rhode Island: PARCC Testing Is Designed to Confuse Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carole Marshall and Sheila Ressger, both retired teachers in Rhode Island, report that the PARCC test was poorly designed and does not measure what students know and can do. They write: “While RIDE…

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Mercedes Schneider: Corporate Reform Blog Needs Readers; Can You Help?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider read an appeal for help from Peter Cunningham, the editor or CEO of a blog called Education Post. And this was her reaction. Peter was Assistant Secretary for Communications (or something…

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Emily Talmage: Teach Like a Champion…Or Like a Robot

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Emily Talmage recently reposted an interview she had with Jim Horn, editor of Schools Matter. Horn wanted to interview teachers who had taught in KIPP or KIPP-like schools, and Emily responded. She shared…

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Peter Greene’s Best Post Ever

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Over the weekend, I attended a board meeting of the Network for Public Education. Xian Barrett, a teacher in Chicago on the board, made a startlingly perceptive comment over lunch. He said to…

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Probably one of the top ten greatest hashtags ever #cocksnotglocks

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New York Times: 158 Families Contributed Half the Money Raised for 2016 Campaign

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times reported in the Sunday paper that 158 families accounted for half of the money contributed to candidates for President in 2016. Guess we can’t talk about the 1% anymore.…

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John Ogozalek: Should We Teach Students to Lead or to Follow?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Ogozalek is a high school teacher in upstate New York. He has taught for nearly 30 years. He writes: Secret Service agent Jerry Parr died Friday. He was the agent who on…

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No, Dr. Carson, American Students Were Not Better Educated in the 1830s

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
According to an article in The Progressive, Dr. Ben Carson likes to say that American children were better educated in the 1830s. As “proof,” he offers questions from an exam given to children…

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