Daily Archives: January 11, 2016

Michigan: The Man Who Poisoned Flint Gets a Raise

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Reader Chiara reports that Darnell Earley got a raise after his brief stint in Flint, where he saved money by shutting off the safe water supply, which caused lead poisoning to many children.…

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U.S. Department of Education Still Pursuing Your Child’s Data

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss writes that the U.S. Department of Education plans a new student data base that will collect personally identifiable information on 12,000 students, 500 teachers, and 104 principals, and and make the…

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Detroit: Teachers Fight Back

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Just in from Detroit. Teachers will protest the ongoing efforts to destroy public education in Detroit. ” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE Contact: (313) 355-3205 DPS TEACHERS FIGHT BACK! “A Union Within a…

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Should High Schools Be Academic Pressure Cookers?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The parents in a suburban school district in New Jersey have split into warring factions in response to the superintendent’s effort to reduce academic pressures. Mostly white parents applauded his decision to reduce…

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John Thompson on Education and the Media

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and teacher in Oklahoma, writes here about a growing awareness in the mainstream media of the infusion of Big Money into education. The New York Review of Books is a…

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Gary Sasso: Why Don’t the Billionaires Support Public Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In an article in Salon, Gary Sasso asks why the billionaires are so intent on funding privately-managed alternatives to public schools. Sasso is the Dean of the College of Education at Lehigh University…

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A “Zombie” Reform: Outcome Based Education (OBE) in Medical Education and K-12 Schools

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Outcome Based Education (OBE) rolled through U.S. public schools in the 1980s and 1990s. Yes, OBE (a.k.a “mastery learning,” “competency-based education”) is still around (see here). But the drum-beating…

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Again, the unintended consequences of reducing suspensions

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Details on the Success Academy “Got to Go List” Lawsuit

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Success Academy Fort Greene (SAFG) opened in the 2013-14 school year as an elementary school with grades K-1, with the intention of adding a grade each year until the school served grades K-4. An archived SAFG…

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The College Board Botches Its Re-Promised, January 7th, 2016, PSAT Score Delivery

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On December 15, 2015, I wrote a post about The College Board’s delayed reporting of October 2015 PSAT scores. I reposted the piece on Huffington Post on December 21, 2015.  Below is an excerpt: According to Nancy Griesemer…

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