Daily Archives: March 8, 2016

Chris Christie Promises to Open More Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Fresh off the campaign trail, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie promised to open more charter schools in Newark.  ? If Newark Mayor Ras Baraka gets in his way, Christie said, he would run…

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Meet David Coleman: Master of the SAT and Architect of Common Core

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is David Coleman, the arbiter of what America’s children should know and be able to do. ? This is quite a lofty perch. First, he oversees the writing of what are supposed…

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New York Regents Set to Select New Chancellor, Fresh Ideas

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
According to press reports, the New York Board of Regents will select veteran educator Dr. Betty Rosa as Chancellor at its meeting next week.  Rosa was born in Puerto Rico and educated in New…

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Mom in New Mexico: Are My Boys Failures?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A mom in New Mexico doesn’t understand why the schools in her state treat her twin sons as failures and refuse to acknowledge their strengths. Is there room in our schools for children…

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Mate Wierdl: Great Teachers Matter More than Technology

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Mate Wierdl is a professor of mathematical sciences at the University of Memphis and a frequent commenter on the blog. ? ? He writes: ? ? “In math education, there’s not a…

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Gene Glass: Which Students Do Charter Schools Serve?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The eminent researcher Gene Glass notes on his blog that the purpose of charter schools, when they were first launched, was to enroll the students with the highest needs. Now, ironically, those are…

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A Miracle Grows In Brooklyn

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Five years ago, when I started blogging about education reform, much of what I did was debunking schools that had supposedly beaten the odds by doing things like firing the teachers or by…

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My Chief Concerns about ESSA

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
I have been asked recently if I would compose a list of concerns related to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the latest revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).…

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New Mexico: State Delays Trial of VAM

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New Mexico AFT blasted the Public Education Department for delaying the trial of the state’s controversial teacher evaluation system. Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera previously worked for Jeb Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger.…

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Bloomberg Will Not Run for President, Blasts Trump

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided that he will not enter the Presidential race, for fear of tipping the election to Donald Trump. ? Bloomberg had laid the groundwork for a billion-dollar…

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