Daily Archives: February 18, 2016

John King’s Wife Hired by Bellwether Consultants

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Melissa Steele King has excellent credentials. She is a graduate of elite Williams College in Massachusetts; she has a master’s degree in elementary education from Columbia Teachers College; and a doctorate from the…

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Mercedes Schneider: The Fordham Assessment Study Did Not Consider Readability of the Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
One more view of the report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute on the “next generation assessments,” this one from the indispensable Mercedes Schneider. Mercedes, as you would expect, questions the independence of…

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Peter Greene Weighs in on the Great Debate about “Next Generation Assessments”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
These days, no debate can move forward without hearing what Peter Greene thinks. A teacher in Pennsylvania, he has established himself as one of the most astute observers of education issues in the…

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Richard Phelps: The Fordham Report on Assessments is “Pretend Research”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Richard Phelps, a testing expert, believes in the value of standardized testing but he does not like the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s report on “next generation assessments.” To put it mildly. He calls…

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LouisianaVoice reveals pair of frustrating episodes that reveal problems of state hospital privatization, closures

Reblogged on WordPress.com Source: LouisianaVoice reveals pair of frustrating episodes that reveal problems of state hospital privatization, closures

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Los Angeles: “Walk-In” Protests Charters, Privatization, and Billionaires

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Pro-public school demonstrators marched in Los Angeles as part of the national “walk-in” for public schools. The 20th Street Elementary School was one center for the protest because it has been targeted for…

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Thousands Join “Walk-In” for Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thousands of supporters of public education rallied across the nation on behalf of full funding of their schools. The walk-ins are taking place in more than 30 cities to protest school closings, budget…

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BREAKING: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Against Philadelphia SRC

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission has repeatedly exceeded its legal authority by ignoring parts of state law. The head of the SRC said the ruling was a disaster,…

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Wall Street Journal: Obama Staffers Flee to Broken For-Profit College Sector

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A few days ago, I posted about the odd circumstance that friends of President Obama had bought one of the nation’s largest for-profit corporations that provide higher education, even though it is generally…

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ACT’s College and Career Readiness Standards

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On February 11, 2016, the Fordham Institute published its idea of a report on how well a number of assessments align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Here is a bit of what Fordham Institute wrote…

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