Daily Archives: January 4, 2016

Peter Greene on the Big Money-Machine Called the SAT

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I try not to put up two posts by the same writer in the same day, but this one followed naturally from the one that precedes it. ? Peter Greene reminds us that…

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Colorado: SAT Replaces ACT, With No Advance Warning

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This post arrived the day before Christmas. The author, teacher Michael P. Mazenko, says the decision took everyone by surprise. Why did Colorado switch from the ACT to the SAT overnight? No one…

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Nevada’s Radical Voucher Plan Will Aid the Rich, Ignore the Poor

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nevada’s new voucher program is the most radical in the nation. Of course, it is not called a “voucher” program, but “education savings accounts.” A rose by any other name. A stinkweed by…

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Peter Greene on Our Clueless Business Leaders

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene read the Fortune article about how business leaders are fighting valiantly to save Common Core, and he realized that they don’t have a clue about dealing with individual consumers or social…

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Carol Burris to CEO of ExxonMobil: “Leave Our Children Alone”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris, experienced educator and Executive Director of the Network for Public Education, reacted to the article in Fortune about corporate support for the Common Core. Her message to CEO Rex Tillerson: “Leave our…

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Fortune: Proof That Business Leaders Know Nothing about Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
While I was supposedly taking a break from blogging, the biggest story of the Christmas break appeared in Fortune and reverberated in blogs and on Twitter. It demonstrates how little business leaders know…

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Chicago: Public Is Bitter Towards Rahm

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A Chicago columnist asked a while back whether Rahm Emanuel would have been re-elected if that video of the death of Laquan McDonald had been released before the election–and six months after Laquan’s…

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Here Comes the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss has a good column introducing you to the new Acting Secretary of Education John King. Why will he be “acting”? Apparently there is some concern that, in light of his controversial…

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An Admission of Failure!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I told you on Christmas morning that I would not be posting again until January 4, 2016. ? But I could not contain myself. Every day, I read something informative, hilarious, or outrageous.…

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Hilarious! Bald Piano Guy Predicts Mass Opt Out in April!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bald Piano Guy is one of our best humorists, and he has a great perspective on education. In this video, he sings “Auld Lang Syne” with new lyrics, explaining why opt out is…

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