Daily Archives: March 21, 2016

Cami Anderson Speaks Out Against Teacher Tenure, Due Process and Unions

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Cami Anderson was appointed by Givernor Chris Christie to run the Newark school district. Following much turmoil and disruption, she became a target of parent protests. After being insulted at a meeting of…

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Another Ohio Charter School Scandal–Becoming Routine 

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ohio is a state where charters are so loosely regulated that there is no accountability for taxpayers’ dollars.? Someone in the state education department decided it was time to take a look at…

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The Charter School Hoax in North Carolina

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stuart Egan, a National Board Certified Teacher in North Carolina, has dogged the false claims of the corporate reformers (aka, the Tea Party) in his state. ? Recently, Terry Stoops, the “research director”…

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Summit Charter Teachers Integrating Technology: Part 3–Precalculus

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
There are eight Summit charter schools in the San Francisco Bay area (and two in Washington state). They serve over 2,500 students of whom nearly half are Latino, 20…

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Summit Charter Teachers Integrating Technology–Part 2: History

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Chris Kelly teaches Advanced Placement U.S. history at Summit Prep (for description of Summit, see here). He has been at the school for eight years, coming from Oakland Unified…

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Summit Charter School Teachers Integrating Technology, Part 1–Biology

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Over the decades, in visiting thousands of  classrooms as a superintendent and researcher, a goodly number of teachers I was about to watch would approach me and say, ”…

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Five Things We Need To Know about Technological Change (Neil Postman)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Neil Postman gave this talk in 1998. A scholar who worked at New York University for over four decades, Postman’s first book (co-authored with Charles Weingartner), Teaching as a…

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Sara Roos: The Student as Corporate Tool

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sara Roos, a public school parent who blogs as Red Queen in LA, has written a thoughtful and provocative article posted in Huffington Post. She remembers a time when schooling was focused on…

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Insider: Big Trouble Inside TFA

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I received the following article from a current high-level administrative employee at Teach for America. The organization is undergoing a major shake-up. He wanted us to know what was happening behind the scenes.…

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Sandra Stotsky: Opting Out is a Civic Duty, Not Civil Disobedience

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sandra Stotsky was responsible for the development of standards, assessments, and teacher tests when she was an official in the Massachusetts Department of Education in the 1990s. She has since become an outspoken…

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