Daily Archives: December 17, 2015

Working Families Party Endorses Bernie Sanders

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Just in: ? ? Working Families Party national director Dan Cantor lauded growing momentum for Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign for President today, as the Communications Workers of America union and progressive group Democracy…

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Michael Ellliott: Why New York City Parents Did Not Opt Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Elliott is a gifted videographer who has made videos for parents who protest testing. He knows the issues: his own children are in public school in Brooklyn. ? In this post, he…

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New Head of TNTP Led Failed Charter School in New York City

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As the world turns, the reform leaders come and go, like swallows or salmon or starlings. ? Either Michelle Rhee or Wendy Kopp founded the New Teacher Project, now known simply as TNTP.…

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John Thompson: The Beginning of the End of VAM?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and teacher, takes a closer look at the New Mexuco court decision that imposed a preliminary injunction on the use of value-added measurement to evaluate teachers and to punish or…

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Horace Meister: The Myth of Charter School “Success”: Hillary Was Right

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Horace Meister (a pseudonym) worked as a data analyst for many years in the New York City  Department of Education. He is currently conducting research at a major university. In this post, he…

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Steven Singer: Sacrificing the Children of Philadelphia to Balance the Budget

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steven Singer is a teacher in Pennsylvania. This is a moving post, and he gave me permission to post it in full. It has many links. If you want to read them, open…

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Graduation Rates Up, College Enrollments Down

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a paradox. New federal data show that the four-year high school graduation rate is up to 82%. But at the same time, college-going rates are down. The high school graduation rate…

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John White’s final days or rabbit trick waiting to happen?

Originally posted on Crazy Crawfish:
Those who follow k-12 education in Louisiana closely know about state supt. John White and his illusionist tricks.  There have been several times over the last few years I expected John to hightail it out of…

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Mike Klonsky: Can Rahm Hold On?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As almost everyone reports, Chicago is on fire with outrage. The question, says Mike Klonsky, is whether Rahm will resign or will tough it out.  ? His poll ratings are down below 20%.…

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