Daily Archives: March 10, 2016

Washington State: Charter Advocates Push Legislation to Save Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico Education reports that legislation is moving in Washington State to fund the state’s charter schools. A few months ago, the high court of the state ruled that charter schools are NOT public…

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Don’t Forget to Join Our NPE Action Fund Webinar Tonight!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Please register for NPE Action for Our Schools: Diane Ravitch and Robin Hiller on Mar 10, 2016, 8 pm EDT at: ? https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4590219526430945283 ? Join education historian, author and blogger extraordinaire Diane Ravitch…

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Help Us Help Our Allies

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Network for Public Education is now legally constituted as two organizations. The Network is a c(3), which means it is a charitable organization. Any donations are tax-deductible. Carol Burris is the executive…

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Rick Hess: New Teacher Evaluation Systems Have Made Little Difference

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rick Hess writes about a new study of teacher evaluation systems in 19 states by Matthew Kraft and Allison Gilmour. It shows that the new systems have made little difference. Instead of 99% of trachers…

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Jan Resseger: Kasich is “Delusional” about School Reform in Ohio

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jan Resseger, a social justice activist in Ohio, writes here about John Kasich and his lack of knowledge of his own education policies. In one of the most recent presidential debates, Kasich boasted…

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Arthur Camins: End the Hate and Demagoguery

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arthur Camins warned last fall about the resurgence of hateful rhetoric in the presidential campaign. What I take from his article is that the civic and moral purposes of schooling are even more important than…

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The Wrong Way to Teach Math (Andrew Hacker)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Struggles over how best to teach math (or science, history, and English) have marked decade after decade of school reform. Mental discipline vs. learning by doing and other dichotomies…

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Why the Historic New York Opt Out Will Continue

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jessica McNair, a board member of New York State Allies for Public Education–a coalition of fifty parent and educator groups–explained why the opt out movement will not back down this spring. In 2015,…

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Punditry Prophecies and the Michigan Primary

Originally posted on 34justice:
Harry Enten, a forecaster at FiveThirtyEight, believes he isn’t a favorite of Bernie Sanders supporters; they “don’t exactly love me,” Enten recently wrote.  That may be true, as Enten’s coverage of Sanders during the Democratic primary…

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NYC’s Jake Jacobs: Hillary’s Current Ed Advisor Was Behind NCLB?

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
The following post comes compliments of Jake Jacobs, New York City art teacher.   Jake Jacobs *** HILLARY’S CURRENT EDUCATION ADVISOR WAS BEHIND NCLB? Jake Jacobs If you were shocked by the 2012…

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