Monthly Archives: November 2015

How I Studied the Teaching of History Then and Now

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
From time to time, a few readers ask me how I, as a historian of education, go about collecting and analyzing data about teachers at work in classrooms especially…

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Why does this Answer Sheet post make me want to stab my eyes out?

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I wonder if @njleftbehind has actually looked at a contract

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Alabama Teacher of the Year Resigns– The Backstory, Part II

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On November 23, 2015, I began a series of posts about Ann Marie Corgill, the 2014-15 Alabama Teacher of the Year who resigned from Birmingham City Public Schools effective October 30, 2015. Corgill’s…

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Three resignation narratives in as many months

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Time to Test the Elected Officials! The Smartness Act of 2015

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As we wait impatiently to learn what the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Act will mean for classrooms across the nation, as we hold our breath while elected officials decide how public…

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Kipp Dawson Writes a Quick Note to President Obama

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Kipp Dawson is a veteran teacher and union activist in Pittsburgh (she also spent a decade as a coal miner, this is one tough lady). ? She is as as brave and clear-eyed…

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Charlie Chaplin in “The Great Dictator” with Timely Advice for Us Today

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Patty Williams, an activist for public education in North Carolina, read the post yesterday about “The Nazi Metaphor Question,” and she pointed out that I had neglected to include Charlie Chaplin’s classic “The…

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Who Funds Jeb Bush’s Education Foundation?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
It is common knowledge that Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Educational Excellence supports charters, vouchers, and digital learning. When he announced his run for the GOP nomination, he stepped down and brought in Condaleeza…

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Chicago: Would Rahm Emanuel Have Been Re-Elected if Video of Teen Shooting Had Been Released Earlier?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Kass of the Chicago Tribune speculates that Rahm Emanuel would not have been re-elected Mayor of Chicago if the video of the police killing of teenager Laquan McDonald had been released before…

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