Daily Archives: February 9, 2016

John Merrow: Is Kenny Rogers a Supporter of Opt Out? Who Knew?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Merrow reports on his blog that the official song of the national meeting of United Opt Out will be a well-known Kenny Rogers song, with some changes in the lyrics: ? “YOU…

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Do You Think That There is Too Much Testing? Tell AERA

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
On her blog, VAMboozled, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley invites parents, students, teachers, and everyone else to let the American Educational Research Association know what you think about testing today. Too much or too little? Too…

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Robert Marzano: Emily Talmadge is Wrong

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The following comment was written by Robert Marzano, in response to my posting of Emily Talmadge’s challenge to his teaching experience and to a purported contract with the Detroit public schools. Having no staff, I…

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Fred LeBrun: The Opt Out Movement is Parents’ Most Powerful Tool Against Bad Education Policies

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Fred LeBrun, a columnist for the Albany Times-Union, wrote a terrific column about the power of the parents who opted out. ? Without the pressure they exerted, Governor Cuomo would never have appointed…

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Peter Greene on NCTQ’s False Claims about How to Be a Great Teacher

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene brings his sharp scalpel to the latest “research” by the National Council for Teacher Quality. This is the group created in 2000 by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation with the purpose…

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TNReady Online Testing Crashes in Tennessee: Not TNReady Yet

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tennessee is still Racing to the Top although they are still far away. So, of course, the state switched to online assessment for its Common Core testing, at a cost of $108 million.…

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Letter to the Auditor

Originally posted on Crazy Crawfish:
? I recently received this letter from a friend named Mark Joyce, who has been getting very actively involved in Louisiana’s education scene and in particular the malfeasance at the LDOE.  (Mark has recently been investigating and…

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More Transcribed Interactions from USDOE CIO Danny Harris’ Hearing

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On February 08, 2016,  I published transcribed excerpts from the February 02, 2016, Congressional Oversight Committee Hearing of US Department of Education (USDOE) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Danny Harris.   Danny Harris In this post, I continue…

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Michigan: State Board Approves Petition to Recall Gov. Snyder

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The state board of canvassers approved a petition to recall Governor Rick Snyder. Nine other petitions were rejected because of spelling errors and other defects.? “A petition to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder…

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Who Is “Student Voice”?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This morning, politico.com wrote about a new group that wants to be heard by the candidates for president. It is called Student Voice. At first, I thought this might be a group representing…

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