Daily Archives: November 16, 2015

Amazing Finding: 4.7 Minutes a Day of Extra Reading Improves Performance!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Hechinger Report describes a study from an online company that has been data mining the kids. Based on data mining and test scores, it reaches the conclusion that only 4.7 minutes of…

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Chicago Parent: I Don’t Want Choice, I Want a Good Neighborhood School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Julie Vassilatos explains why school choice is harmful: to students, families, and communities. She writes: I don’t care what anyone tells me about competition among schools making them all better, or how being…

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Omaha: What I Said, In Brief

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This was written before I spoke in Omaha, but the reporter was well prepared and got the gist. Actually when I spoke to him, I had not yet written my speech. ? What I…

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John Thompson: On Teaching “Creative Insubordination”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and teacher, reflects on the teaching of “creative disobedience.” I grew up in an oligarchy but it was under attack by a bottom-up force known as democracy. During my childhood,…

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Gary Rubinstein Probes a Bizarre TFA-Nashville Story

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein wrote recently about the TFA leader in Nashville, who was swiftly removed. Gary speculated that he was removed after a video surfaced showing the TFA leader expressed some outrageous views about…

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Massachusetts: State Attorney General Defends the Charter Cap

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In a strange turn of events, Maureen Healey, the Attorney General for the state of Massachusetts, issued a brief defending the cap on charter schools. There is currently a strong push by charter…

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Gates’ Guinea Pigs, Your Children: 15 Years of Experimentation by the Gates Foundation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Network for Public Education has created an interactive graphic and a narrative that describe Bill Gates’ experimentation on our nation’s children over the past year. It is a must-see! The extent of…

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For TFA is it worse to be a charter critic or a Tea Party member?

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
In my last post ‘Tea F A?’, I speculated that the former executive director of TFA Nashville was fired after a video surfaced of him saying some pretty disgusting things at a Tea…

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Transcribed: Walmart’s Anti-union Employee Orientation Video

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In my November 11, 2015, post about former US senator Mary Landrieu’s becoming a “strategic advisor” for the very-anti-union Walton Foundation, I included the following nine-minute Walmart employee training video, which came to public attention in May…

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@edu_post offers pretty thin gruel in celebration of DCPS

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