Daily Archives: November 11, 2015

A Note to Marc Tucker: Why I Disagree with Your Analysis of NAEP Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dear Marc, I read your latest post about NAEP scores in which you say you are taking a long view. You dismiss the disappointing results of the 2015 NAEP, which showed almost no…

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Dr. John King Jr.’s Experience and the Failures of Today’s Reform

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
When current U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that he would step down at the end of this calendar year, President Obama immediately stated that current deputy secretary and former Commissioner of…

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Arizona: No Way to Improve Education Without Paying for It

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Pedicone, who retired in 2013 as superintendent of schools in Tucson, explains to readers that education can’t improve if legislators and taxpayers are not willing to pay decent salaries to teachers and…

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Google Voice Typing- YES! or BOO!?

Originally posted on Diary of a Public School Teacher!:
When Google Voice Typing was announced all over the Blogosphere, I rejoiced! And just like a teacher, I thought about how I could use this in my classroom, and I was…

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The mysterious “morning collaboration.”

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Walton/Walmart Foundation đź’ś TFA

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
THE union-hating Walton Family Foundation granted another $50 million to Teach for America, one of the nation’s most successful businesses. This will allow TFA to meet the needs of the charter industry, as…

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UNC Faculty React with Ire to Margaret Spellings’ Appointment, Ties to For-Profit Colleges

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Faculty members, staff, and students are unhappy with the selection of Margaret Spellings as the new president of the University of North Carolina. Her experience as Secretary of Education for President George W.…

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John Ogozolek On the GOP Debate

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Ogozalek teaches high school in upstate New York. He watched some of the GOP debate last night (his stomach is stronger than mine) and reacted to one of Marco Rubio’s memorable lines.…

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Emily Talmage: A Letter to the Reformers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Emily Talmage writes a letter to the reformers. It is civil. It is polite. It is strong and clear. ? She knows that every “I Quit” letter makes them happy. That is what…

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Arne’s Former Speechwriter Explains Why Conservatives Should Support the Common Core

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Whitman wrote a paper for the Brookings Institution called “The Surprising Roots of the Common Core: How Conservatives Gave Rise to ‘Obamacore.’” The goal of the paper is to persuade readers that conservatives,…

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