Daily Archives: October 19, 2015

Michael Fiorillo on Bill and Melinda Gates: A Literary Reference for Close Reading

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Reader Michael Fiorillo writes in response to Carol Burris’s post about Gwen Ifill’s interview of Bill and Melinda Gates: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures…

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Let Love Lead the Way – An Important Message from Principal Jamaal Bowman

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
From Principal Jamaal Bowman opening The Call to Educational Justice Conference in NYC, October 17th, 2015: “Our Work is About Two Things – Children and Love –  and not just love of children, obviously, but…

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Andrew Rotherham: why Ed-Businesses Fail

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Andrew Rotherham is a reformer who rush a consulting business. He is on many boards, including Campbell Brow’s 74. He used to write a regular coun for TIME, now he writes for US…

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Carol Burris: Bill and Melinda Gates Are Satisfied with the Damage They Have Done to Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent a few billion on remaking public schools in the United States. Strangely, they have not attempted to introduce the kind of student-centered education that they…

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I Will Be Speaking at Wellesley College on Thursday at 9, LiveStreamed

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I owe a special debt to my alma mater, Wellesley College. The college accepted me in 1956, coming from San Jacinto High School in Houston, an unpolished, unsophisticated 17-year-old who wanted to make…

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“Every child deserves a quality education and the opportunity to thrive.” – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
This post is a copy of the letter I wrote to the Congressman. Dear Congressman DeSaulnier: One of your flyers arrived in our mailbox today.  The front said, “Every child deserved…

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What It Means to be Tough on Wall Street

Originally posted on 34justice:
I nearly spit out the hard apple cider I was drinking when I heard the following exchange during the first Democratic presidential debate: Anderson Cooper: Senator Sanders wants to break up the big Wall Street banks.…

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Teachers, beware of the “specialists.”

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NY Common Core Task Force Calls in “Experts” to Help

Originally posted on lacetothetop:
Cuomo’s NY Common Core task force member Sam Radford (president of the District Parent Coordinating Council of Buffalo) had this to say last week regarding Common Core standards: “It challenged them to be better and it…

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Classroom Furniture and How Teachers Teach

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Do photos of classrooms and the arrangement of furniture give observers a glimpse of how teachers teach? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes, they do but…

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