Daily Archives: March 4, 2016

The Onion on a New Form of Mathematics

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In their effort to slow Donald Trump, GOP statisticians have created a new methodology. ?

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Donald Trump Scares Me

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I watched the GOP presidential debate last night and found it very depressing. The main event was the effort by Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to pierce Trump’s armor and rattle him. The…

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Activists Urge Senate Not to Confirm John King as Secretary of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A letter signed by numerous parents, educators and scholars was sent to the US Senste, opposing John King for the post of Secretary of Education. The signatories were especially concerned about King’s enthusiastic…

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The Onion on a New Form of Mathematics

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In their effort to slow Donald Trump, GOP statisticians have created a new methodology. ?

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March Issue of “Monthly Review” Devoted to Testing Resistance

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The March issue of the “Monthly Review” is devoted to education, to standardized testing, opt out, and resistance. ? ?

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Donald Cohen: Charter Schools Are Not Accountable to Anyone

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Donald Cohen writes a website called “In the Public Interest,” where he reports on privatization of the public sector: hospitals, schools, prisons, etc. ? In this article, he demonstrates that charter schools are…

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TNReady Is Still Not Ready

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tennessee is testing the Common Core for the first time this year, but the tests are not cooperating. First, the state tried to give them online but the computer breakdowns were so numerous…

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The Unintended Consequences of School Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Harvard Magazine published an interesting article with fresh thinking about school choice. No blue-sky claims, like the Friedman Foundation. No fear-mingering. Some thoughtful comments about unintended consequences. ? “A recent paper models a choice…

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Video: Ride the Profitship Charter Chain to Success!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is a very funny video that says in 2 minutes what the public needs to hear as more and more community public schools are run by corporate charter chains. I could explain…

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Florida Superintendent to Schools: Opt Out Is Not Permitted

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Florida superintendent Pam Stewart sent a stern message to every district: ? “We all know there have been questions about opt out and that there were situations where this occurred last year. Section…

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