Daily Archives: February 2, 2016

#TFA25FactCheck: Examining TFA’s Facade Cracks in Real Time

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On February 5-7, 2016, Teach for America (TFA) will host its 25th Anniversary Summit in Washington, DC. Former TFAer Gary Rubinstein wants to fact-check TFA’s marketing of itself at said celebration. To this end, he has…

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Detroit Schools’ Emergency Manager Resigns

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Darnell Earley, emergency manager of Detroit’s public schools resigned.? Most recently, he was emergency manager of Flint when the water source was switched from safe to polluted.? The Detroit Federation of Teachers issued…

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New York: How Pearson Rips Off Teacher Candidates

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jamie Dangler of United University Professions informed me that her association had filed a Freedom of Information Act request for Pearson’s contract to assess incoming teachers. The initial response was a copy of…

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Jonathan Pelto: My Daughter Will Not Take the Test!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jonathan Pelto, former legislator and current courageous blogger in Connecticut, says that his daughter will not take the SAT test required of all juniors. In response to parental objections to the Common Core-aligned…

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Peter Greene in NPE 50-State Report Card

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene analyzes the NPE report card here. It is an accurate portrayal.?

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Liberia Cuts Deal to Outsource Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The new Minister of Education in Liberia made a deal with the for-profit Bridge International Academies to supply elementary education. The company’s investors include Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. (NEA is an investment…

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Civil Society Groups in Kenya Speak Out Against Commercialization and Privatization of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The following statement was written and released by a group of non-governmental organizations concerned about the growing movement to privatize education in Kenya. They call here for resistance to the introduction of…

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Paul Thomas: What South Carolina Needs Most is Opportunity, Not Accountability

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Thomas of Furman University spent 18 years as a teacher in South Carolina. He now prepares teachers and writes articles, posts, and books. ? He writes here about South Carolina’s reaction to…

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A British High School and Its Integration of Technology (Jose Picardo)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Jose’ Picardo, describes himself in his blog:  “I am a Assistant Principal at Surbiton High School, where I teach Modern Foreign Languages and I am in charge of developing…

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Why Does the GOP Want to End Local Control?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lyndsey Layton has a terrific article in today’s Washington Post about the move by GOP governors to end local control when it suits them. They like to say that they are “saving” people…

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