Daily Archives: February 12, 2016

“Successification”

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Another month, another Success Academy scandal. This time it involves an undercover video of a first grade teacher in Success Academy Cobble Hill in Brooklyn that was shot by an assistant teacher who…

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Obama Will Nominate John King Formally as Secretary of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John King is currently Acting Secretary of Education. President Obama will formally nominate him to serve as Secretary.? King’s autocratic behavior as state commissioner of education spurred a massive parent opt out from…

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Deborah Gist Recommends $920,000 Contract for Boston Consulting Group in Tulsa

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Deborah Gist, the former state superintendent of schools in Rhode Island, has recommended a $920,000 contract for the Boston Consulting Group in Tulsa, where she is now district superintendent. The contract will be…

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New Orleans: Massive Cheating Discovered at Charter School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is a switch: Parents at a charter high school in New Orleans suspected massive cheating and hired a law firm to conduct an investigation. They were right. There was massive cheating. ? ?…

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Does PARCC Still Consider Mitchell Chester the “Real” Chair?

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is playing around with information on its website in a manner that makes it appear that PARCC still considers Massachusetts Commissioner…

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Former Teachers at Success Academy Complain of Child Abuse: Caught on Video

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times reports today that a former Success Academy teacher videotaped another teacher demeaning and belittling a first-grade student who could not come up with the right response to her question.…

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James Kirylo: Gates’ Plan to Take Over Teacher Education Advances

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Many of us could live our lives without giving a second thought to teacher education. Either we earned a degree in a teacher preparation program or we didn’t. Only those who work in…

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Laura Chapman: How Bill Gates is Taking Control of Teacher Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Laura Chapman, reired arts educator, writes here with extensive documentation, about the Gates Foundation’s audacious effort to control teacher education. Beware, Massachusetts! Gates has already planted its flag on 71 providers of teacher…

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Great News! Voucher Bill stalls in Tennessee

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Tennessee legislature did not take up the voucher proposal because the sponsor realized it didn’t have the votes to pass. Initially he wanted statewide vouchers but rural legislators were not interested. Then…

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PARCC Website Changes Its Story on 2015 Louisiana Test and Misleads on 2016 Massachusetts Test

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In 2014-15, Louisiana did not have a contract with Pearson for the official Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment. Instead, Louisiana used Data Recognition Corp (DRC) to create…

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