Daily Archives: December 8, 2015

New York Times Editorial Board on Annual Testing: “PREECCCIIOOOUUUUSSS!”

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
The Editorial Board of The New York Times is a reliable source of pro-education reform, and yesterday they published their take on the potential new testing environment that will be ushered in if…

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Michelle Gunderson: Poetry As Subversive Activity

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michelle Gunderson teaches first grade in Chicago. She teaches poetry to her students. They love it. They read poems and they write poems. ? We read tons of poems, made lists of what…

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When Patrick Hayes Met Dr. Steve Perry in South Carolina, Bashing Teachers and Selling Charters and Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Over a number of decades, some fabulously wealthy right-wingers and the think tanks they support have determined to convince African-American families that privately managed charters and vouchers would “save” their children from “failing”…

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Yong Zhao and Pasi Sahlberg: Why Andreas Schleicher Is Wrong About Testing in the US

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Andreas Schleicher is the director of that section of the OECD in charge of international testing. He recently claimed that Americans are not over tested. He can’t understand why parents and teachers are…

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John Thompson: Why Raj Chetty Is Wrong

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and teacher in Oklahoma, has reviewed the work of economists Raj Chetty. You may recall that Chetty, a Harvard professor, was co-author of a study that purported to show that…

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FairTest: What Comes Next in Assessment After ESSA Passes?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
FairTest has posted a list of recommendations for next steps in the fight against the misuse and overuse of standardized tests. ? The long-awaited demise of the despised and failed No Child Left…

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TFA 25 Year Reform Fest — And I’m Going

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Five years ago I attended the TFA 20 alumni summit, as I had the 15, the 10, and even the 5.  I suppose I’m one of only a handful of people, at most,…

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Cody and Dufresne: No Art Left Behind

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Anthony Cody has been running a series of articles about the importance of art in school on his blog “Living in Dialogue.” ? I will post each of the series. ? This is…

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Resigned Alabama Teacher of the Year Now in the Running for Alabama Person of the Year!

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On the evening of December 07, 2015, I had an email from Ann Marie Corgill, the 2014-15 Alabama Teacher of the Year whose October 2015 resignation made national news. (To read about Corgill’s ordeal in detail…

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