Daily Archives: February 25, 2016

Another New York School Board Opposes John King Confirmation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The school board of Ossining, New York, passed a resolution opposing the confirmation of Hohn King. The Ossining board endorsed the resolution passed earlier by the Patchogue-Medford school board. 

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John King Confirmation Quandary

Originally posted on deutsch29:
  John King On February 11, 2016, President Obama announced his intention to formally nominate acting US secretary of education, John King, for the official position of US secretary of education. In October 2015, when Obama announced…

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Emily Talmage: The Phony Fables That Rephormers Tell

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Emily Talmage teaches and blogs in Maine. She explains in this post how she developed the desire to teach, how she thought she would “save” poor kids from their “bad” teachers, how she…

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Tacoma: Chinese Students Enroll and Enjoy Creativity and Freedom

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sixty Chinese students studied for three weeks in Tacoma public schools. They practiced their English, but they had an unusual experience: they learned independence and creativity. ? ? “In America, the classes are very…

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Memphis NAACP Comes Out Against Tennessee’s Experimentation on Children

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Memphis NAACP called for an end to the state’s educational experimentation.  ? The Memphis branch opposed vouchers, which have been under discussion in the legislature, and called for a freeze on the…

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Dave Powell: Is Eva Moskowitz the Richard Nixon of Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dave Powell is a former high school teacher, now a professor at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He blogs at Education Week, where he pondered whether Eva Moskowitz is the Richard Nixon of education.…

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Mother of Girl in “Success” Video Speaks Up

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The mother of the girl in the infamous Success Academy video told the New York Times that she withdrew her daughter as soon as she saw the video.  ? ? “In two lengthy…

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Kansas: Save Our Children: Opt Out!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Richard Schrock is a professor at Emporia State University in Kansas, where he teaches science and prepares science teachers. ? ? TIME TO OPT OUT! ? No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has…

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Jeb Bush’s Presidential Failure

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On June 15, 2015, former Florida governor Jeb Bush formally announced his intention to run for president. Eight months and $130 million later, he dropped out.   Jeb Bush What is intriguing about Bush’s failure in vying for the…

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Will Obama Nominate Governor Sandoval for Supreme Court?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
According to the news channels, the Obama administration is vetting Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval for the Scalia seat on the Supreme Court.? This makes no sense. Maybe it is a ploy to show…

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