Daily Archives: December 16, 2015

Cuomo Vetoes Funding Bill for CUNY

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Barbara Bowen, president of the Professional Staff Congress at the City University of Néw York, reports that Givernor Cuomo vetoed an increase for CUNY. This affects the education of the city’s neediest students.…

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Chicago Students Protest School Lunches that Look Like “Prison Food”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Chicago students are threatening a one-day walkout on December 17 to protest the terrible school lunches they receive. ? The fruit is bruised and moldy; the pizza looks as it was cooked three…

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Miami Herald: Florida Loses about $70 Million to Closed Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As Florida has learned, charters open and charters close, and the state is left holding the bill. The AP and Miami Herald reports that the state of Florida lost some $70 million on…

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Steven Singer: What Will ESSA Do?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steven Singer, teacher in Pennsylvania, tries to figure out the meaning of ESSA. It was debated, passed, and signed. It is very long. What does the future hold? ? Does it reduce the…

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OECD Study: Heavy Computer Use in Class Associated with Lower Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Now that the titans of the tech industry, in alliance with the U.S. Department of Education, are committed to increasing the use of technology and ignoring the loss and shortage of teachers,…

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Ohio: Where Theft of Public Money is OK

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Phillis, former deputy Commissioner of Education in Ihio, runs the Equity and Adequacy Coalition. Highway robbery is legal in the Ohio charter industry The charter industry has been largely deregulated from the…

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David Berliner: Why It is Wrong to Evaluate Teachers by Student Test Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Berliner is one of our most distinguished educational researchers. He has received numerous honors for his studies of education. He is currently Regents’ Professor of Education Emeritus at Arizona State University. ? This…

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Sharing and Caring: This Can’t Be Found in a Textbook!

Originally posted on DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER:
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in curriculum, pacing guides, and standardized tests,that we forget that there is so much more we can teach our students. Or better yet, allow our…

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Politics of Math Education (Christopher Phillips)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
This op-ed appeared in the New York Times, December 3, 2015. Christopher J. Phillips teaches history at Carnegie Mellon University and is the author of “The New Math: A…

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The College Board under David Coleman: Another Delay– This Time, PSAT Scores

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
David Coleman was at the center of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) development, a position about which he publicly declared post-CCSS that he and others in his Student Achievement Partners (SAP) nonprofit…

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