Daily Archives: November 13, 2015

Rick Ayers: EdTPA Is Ruining Teacher Professionalism

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rick Ayers, a professor of teacher education at the University of San Francisco, reviews the controversy over EdTPA, the Pearson-owned assessment tool for future teachers. In the past, educational professionals decided whether teachers…

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Pennsylvania Auditor General Will Audit Cyber Charter Whose Leader Was Indicted

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The first cyber charter school in Pennsylvania was founded by former superintendent Nicholas Trombetta. It was called the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. It became a booming business, enrolling 10,000 students and collecting about…

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Susan Ohanian Reviews New York Times Education Coverage

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Susan Ohanian has written a scorching article about the New York Times coverage of education. She documents the newspaper’s lack of attention to big issues, its reliance on a small number of conservative…

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FairTest: 2014-2015 Was a Great Year for Critics of Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
FairTest writes that the past year was amazing for opponents of high-stakes testing for students and teachers. ? Testing Reform Victories 2015: Growing Grassroots Movement Rolls Back Testing Overkill for further information: Lisa…

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Black Agenda Report: A Scathing Report on the Obama Education Legacy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bruce Dixon of the Black Agenda Report writes a scathing commentary on Arne Duncan and John King.  ? Unlike his underqualified predecessor, John King is highly qualified to nail down the gains of…

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In Attempting to Save Itself, PARCC Now Offers “Testing Options”

Originally posted on deutsch29:
The whole point of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) was to standardize American public education (and any private education entities that would buy in) for some supposed, fantastic sameness that would allow state-to-state comparisons on…

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Tea F A?

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Adnan Barqawi was a TFA 2009 corps member who was warmly received at a TFA event in Nashville in July of 2014. TFA hired him to be the executive director of TFA Nashville…

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LA Times Throws John Deasy Under the Bus

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is rich. The LA Times supported John Deasy’s every move when he was superintendent and ranked out his critics. Now the editorial board turns against him and says he had big visions…

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Hillary Clinton’s Less than Stellar Record on Trade

Originally posted on 34justice:
In this post, Part 4 in a series on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Emilio da Costa describes Clinton’s record on international trade and business issues. Emilio, who holds a master’s degree in City and Regional…

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Technology Evangelists, Skeptics, and Those in the Middle

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In a recent post from EdSurge (November 5, 2015), the following graphic was shown: ? The text in EdSurge accompanying the graphic said: Everyone loves a good metaphor–and this…

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