Daily Archives: November 10, 2015

Peter Greene Says: Beware of #TeachStrong

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ah, just what we needed: A new “reform” group to tell teachers what they should do and when and how and where and etc. Peter Greene warns his readers to beware of a…

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Peter Greene Explains “Social Impact Bonds” for Dummies

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene educated himself about “social impact bonds” and has graciously taken on the task of explaining what they are and how they work. ? He writes: ? Here’s the basic structure of a…

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Hillary Clinton’s Charter School Problem

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Good news! Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just admitted there are significant problems with the nation’s charter schools! Bad news! She has no interest in solving them! In fact, she thinks charters are just great. Here’s…

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Goldman Sachs Profits by Investing in Social Impact Bonds

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Clever equity investors! Goldman Sachs is profiting by investing in Social Impact Bonds, which pay off by helping pre-schoolers avoid placement in special education. The pilot program is in Utah. Goldman Sachs makes…

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Pelto Vs. Sowell: Should Schools Exclude Disruptive Students?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is a debate that is germane to our times. Recently a video was widely distributed showing a police officer in South Carolina dragging a student out of her chair when she refused…

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Reader: Yes, Walsh Will Close Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Reader FLERP answers the question of whether Mayor Walsh of Bostin will close public schools: “Google tells me that Walsh announced that he would be closing schools in late September: “Walsh acknowledged that…

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EduShyster Interviews Ted Dintersmith on “Most Likely to Succeed”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ted Dintersmith is a most unusual venture capitalist. He recently co-authored a book with Harvard professor Tony Wagner called “Most Likely to Succeed,” and also produced a documentary of the same name that…

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Tim Slekar Calls on Wisconsin Parents to Opt Out of Civics Test for Graduation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tim Slekar, dean of education at Edgewood College in Wisconsin, was outraged when he learned that the legislature passed a bill requiring all students to pass a civics test if they wanted to…

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Teach Strong: More of the Same, But with a Game Board

Originally posted on deutsch29:
A group of 40 organizations, including many that are chiefly test-score-driven, corporate-reform- bent, is launching an effort to prompt the 2016 presidential contenders who are saying little about educational issues (as though they all met together…

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Mayor Walsh Says He will not Close Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Did he change course because of publicity? Just in:? BREAKING….? “It’s not true! It’s not true!”… or so says Mayor Walsh in a press release from a half-hour agao: Statement from Chief Communications…

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