Daily Archives: November 3, 2015

Norm Scott: Eva Moskowitz as Nurse Ratched?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Norm Scott is an education activist and retired teacher who was the cameraman and producer of “The Inconvenient Truth about ‘Waiting for Superman.’” He blogs regularly. In this post, he writes about his…

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Arts Education in Los Angeles: A Victim of Misguided Reforms

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Los Angeles Times reports that arts education has been shortchanged in the Los Angeles Unified School District in recent years, even as the district leadership was pouring millions of dollars into testing,…

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Peter Greene on the WSJ Analysis of Common Core’s Death Spiral

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene read the WSJ article that was just posted on the blog, and he saw it as confirmation of what he long ago predicted: the dream of national standards and tests is…

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WSJ: Common Core in Jeopardy Due to Costs of Implementation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Rothfeld of the Wall Street Journal has written the best, most balanced account that I have seen of the perilous condition of the Common Core standards. The article fails to explain adequately…

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Another Essential Reading about the Common Core: Thomas Newkirk

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
thanks to a reader who sent this link to an excellent article by Thomas Newkirk about the defects of the Common Core standards. Newkirk is a professor at the University of New Hampshire.…

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Nickolas Butler: What Is Happening to My Beloved Wisconsin?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nickolas Butler, a writer in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, remembers the Wisconsin of his childhood and wonders why the current political leadership wants to destroy everything that was beautiful about the state. The schools,…

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David Hursh’s New Book, The End of Public Schools: The Corporate Reform Agenda to Privatize Education

Originally posted on deutsch29:
University of Rochester (New York) education professor David Hursh has a new book coming out on November 23, 2015: The End of Public Schools: The Corporate Reform Agenda to Privatize Education (Routledge). (The Kindle version is already available on…

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Content vs. Skills in High Schools: 21st Century Arguments Echo 19th Century Conflicts

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Did you ever remember a melody and could even hum it but cannot, for the life of you, recall the words? That happens a lot to me. I thought…

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An additional comment on the teacher resignation narrative

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When You “Got To Go”, You Got To Go

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
The New York Times recently published a blockbuster report about a leaked sixteen student “got to go” list created at a Success Academy school in New York City.  The school, Success Academy, Fort…

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