Daily Archives: January 8, 2016

John Bel Edwards has not Taken Office and Already his Team has Made Some Major Missteps

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Originally posted on Crazy Crawfish:
I am not happy. I’m actually quite pissed off and had to take extra blood pressure medication today to prevent my head from exploding off my shoulders.  I think I am like a lot of…

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Educator: A Curious Test of Leadership, Designed by Pearson

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A comment by a reader: ? ? ? I have been a teacher of special needs children in NYC for the past eleven years and also have an advanced degree in educational administration.…

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Why Integration Matters: NC Teacher of the Year

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
James E. Ford, North Carolina’s Teacher of the Year, wrote this powerful article about his experience in an integrated school as a child and the reality of teaching in a segregated school now.…

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Revolutionary Idea: Elementary School Children Should LIKE School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Laura Eberhart Goodman is a parent and a retired teacher. She is upset that her children come home from elementary school exhausted, frustrated, and listless. When she asks them about the good things…

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A Letter to All New York Superintendents and Board Members: Who Will Stand Up for the Children? For Teachers and Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tim Farley, school leader and parent in New York, wrote this letter to the state’s superintendents and board members. Farley is an active member of the directors of NYSAPE (New York State Allies…

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The Cruel Charter School Addiction in Philadelphia

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Eileen DiFranco, a retired school nurse in Philadelphia, describes an episode from “The Twilight Zone” in which a sober family man encounters slot machines in Las Vegas and becomes an addict. He can’t…

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The Puzzle of School Reform Cycles

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Anyone over the age of 40 who is familiar with public schools knows that similar reforms come again and again as if policy makers suffered amnesia. Consider, for example,…

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The “Dear Colleague” Letters and John King’s Homework

Originally posted on deutsch29:
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) both include sections regarding civil rights, which originate with the Title IX Amendments of 1972. NCLB includes civil rights in its Title IX: IN GENERAL.—Nothing…

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CTU calls on Mayor Emanuel to Resign 

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Never let it be said that the Chicago Teachers Union is meek, mild, or fearful. They speak with courage and stand up to the powerful. January 7, 2016 312/329-6250 (office) ? ? ?…

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Mike Klonsky: Rahm Will Not Apologize for Mass School Closings

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Klonsky says Rahm is on an apology tour. But he is not apologizing for closing 50 schools. ? Rahm appointed charter cheerleader to the Chicago school board, and more charters are on…

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