Monthly Archives: March 2016

TFA25 Post Mortem

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
As I promised I would, I attended the TFA 25 year anniversary celebration in Washington DC last month.  Having been involved with the organization for 24 years in different roles including a corps…

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Gary Rubinstein Reports on TFA’s 25th Anniversary Bash

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein was among the earliest members of Teach for America. He taught in Houston in the early 1990s and remained active as a trainer and mentor for many years. But five years…

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Presidential Election Feelings

As I watch the candidates for president proceed through the primaries of their respective parties it makes me shake my head and not want to vote for any of them.  

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Imagine a New Boston with Great Public Schools!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The city of Boston has a public relations campaign called #ImagineBoston. This is supposed to be a “visioning exercise.” Education activists have taken the challenge to #ImagineBoston. It was trending on Twitter…

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Bernie Sanders Needs Less than 57 Percent of the Remaining Vote to Win

Originally posted on 34justice:
For a long time now, CNN and other mainstream media sources have misled voters about the results in the Democratic primary.  They’ve often combined pledged delegate totals for each candidate, which are tied to voting results,…

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My Easter 2016 Post, Featuring C.S. Lewis

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
C.S. Lewis is a favorite author of mine because he was such a fine intellect. That is one reason I appreciate his writings on Christianity so much. No fluff. Just a beautiful…

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A Poem about Teaching and A Critique (Taylor Mali and Joe Bower)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Like doctors, lawyers, architects, and therapists, teachers disagree about the nature of teaching and the ends that teaching and learning should attain. Such disagreements go back millennia and it…

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Liberians Oppose Privatization of Their Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As previously reported here, the Liberian government is considering a plan to privatize and outsource control of its schools. The good news is that Liberians are fighting back against this proposal. ? “Local…

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Marla Kilfoyle: Why You Should Refuse the Tests in 2016

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Marla Kilfoyle is a teacher in Long Island and executive director of the BATS. She has endless energy in the struggle to improve our schools for all children. ? She created this short…

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Arizona Voucher Bill for Half the Children in the State Advances in Legislature

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The appropriations committee in the Arizona House voted 8-5 to approve vouchers (called “Empowerment Scholarship Accounts”) for about half of the state’s 1.1 million students. One of the supporters of the bill wanted…

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