Daily Archives: November 19, 2015

What Will Michelle Rhee Do Next?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A story in the Sacramento Bee speculates on Michelle Rhee’s future. The reporter, Christoper Cadelago, reviews her meteoric career as chancellor of the D.C. schools, her face on the cover of TIME (and Newsweek),…

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Why a Retired Elementary School Principal Warned Her Daughter to Choose Another Field

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Why would a former elementary school principal in Texas warn her daughter–who wants to be a teacher–to choose another field? ? Could it be the incessant hammering of the media on teachers and…

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Iowa Goes Backward

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Across the nation, states are dropping out of the Common Core testing. Most have decided that the tests are too long, too expensive, and provide no more information than the tests they had…

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Shake Off Those Charter Chains!

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Hillary Aide Insists that Hillary DOES Support Charters, if They Are Equitable and Accountable

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ann O’Leary, who advises Hillary Clinton on education policy, wrote an article in which she corrected the impression that Hillary does not support charter schools. O’Leary explains that Hillary does support charter schools,…

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I am a Public School Teacher. Give Me All the Refugees You’ve Got!

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Come into my classroom any day of the week and you’ll see refugees. That little Iraqi boy slumped over a book written in Arabic while the rest of the class reads the same story in English.…

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ESEA Reauthorization: What’s in the Box?

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In July 2015, I read that Senator Lamar Alexander expected to have the next version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) completed by December 2015. It looks like he will accomplish that goal. Here’s…

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What’s Wrong with the Democratic Party

Originally posted on 34justice:
Two things that happened this week illustrate much of what’s wrong with the Democratic party. First, Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon doubled down on Clinton’s commitment, voiced at the last Democratic debate, to avoid any…

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