Daily Archives: February 4, 2016

Full Circle

Originally posted on Crazy Crawfish:
Four years ago this month I quit LDOE to pursue justice for the people of Louisiana.  I feel justice is the appropriate word, because I believe superintendent John White is a criminal and he should…

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Open Letters FROM Reformers I Know. Part 2: Wendy Kopp

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Links to the rest of this series here Though she was the last one to receive an open letter from me, Wendy Kopp is the second person to respond.  I’ll probably make some…

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Open Letters To Reformers I Know. Part 8: Wendy Kopp

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Links to the rest of this series here My ‘open letter’ series culminates with this letter to the founder of Teach For America, Wendy Kopp.  I suppose that I’ve ‘known’ Wendy for twenty-one…

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How To Participate In TFA25FactCheck

Originally posted on tfa25factcheck:
On February 5th, 6th, and 7th in Washington DC, TFA will have their 25 year anniversary alumni summit.  As a long time alum, I, Gary Rubinstein, have attended the 5 year, the 10 year, the…

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Destroying the GED, by Pearson

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
SInce Pearson bought control of the GED test, there has been a staggering collapse in the number of students who passed it and won a high school diploma. Pearson raised the cost of…

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Chicago Teachers Union Will Protest Massive Cuts Today

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? CTU to March and Rally Today for a Fair Contract, City and Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve ? ? CHICAGO—Two days after Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s handpicked Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Forrest…

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Jamaal Bowman on the Fundamental Flaws of “No Excuses” Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jamaal Bowman, principal of the Cornerstone Academy for Social Action in the Bronx (New York City), wrote on Mark Naison’s blog about the fundamental errors of the “no excuses” charter schools that operate…

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A Teacher in North Carolina Wonders: Can Language Help Us Take Back Our Schools from Phony “Reformers”?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stuart Egan teaches AP high school English and Shakespeare in North Carolina. He has great interest in how words are used and he teaches his students to understand rhetoric. Thus, he has puzzled…

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Michigan: Rightwingers Want to Punish Detroit Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The fabulously wealthy DeVos family of Michigan bankrolls vouchers and hates unions. Now they are promoting legislation to punish the teachers of Detroit for their sickout action, which brought national attention to the…

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CONNECT THE DOTS: Competency-Based Education, Digitized Instruction, Data Mining, The Vanishing Teacher, and Profit

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This post appears on a Florida blog called Accountabaloney. The blog was started by two parents in southern Florida, a retired pediatrician and a graphic designer. They are Sue Woltanski and Suzette Lopez.…

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