Daily Archives: May 3, 2016

Reader: Does Funding Explain EWA Support for Common Core?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader of the blog who uses the name Democracy posted a comment in response to a post about the Education Writers Association. The post by testing expert Richard Phelps documented the extraordinarily one-sided…

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Sorry, It is NOT Teacher Appreciation Week

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Yesterday I posted a tribute to teachers by John Ewing, on the assumption that this was Teacher Appreciation Werk. My error. President Obama renamed it Charter Appreciation Week. ? A comment from reader…

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Connecticut Governor Malloy and His Wisconsin Moment

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jonathan Pelto writes about Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy’s promise to prevents “Wisconsin Moment” in his state. Since his election and re-election, Pelto says, Malloy has inflicted a “Wisconsin era” on Connecticut. ? ?…

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What Did Ted Cruz Do When Carly Disappeared?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Watch this video of Ted and Carly campaigning in Indiana. Hilarious. I hope she didn’t get hurt.

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Peter Greene: The PTA Sells Out (Again)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Big news! The National PTA has joined forces with the Data Quality Campaign! What does this mean for your child? Nothing good. They have agreed that all children are data points, whose data…

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Stuart Egan: How the North Carolina Legislature and Governor Are Destroying Public Schools and the Teaching Profession

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stuart Egan is a National Board Certified teacher of high school English in North Carolina. I have published his posts before. I met Stuart at the Network for Public Education annual conference in…

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Jeff Bryant: No Public Funds Should Support Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this article, Jeff Bryant explains why vouchers are a terrible idea. After a quarter century of vouchers in Milwaukee, there is no evidence that students in voucher schools get higher test scores.…

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Detroit: Teachers Want to Be Paid for Working

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A bizarre story from Detroit. Teachers are holding a “sick-out” to protest the fact that they won’t be paid for working. They have been told that they should return to work it there…

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CONFORMITY…..THAT IS THE QUESTION

The following was written by my longtime friend and colleague Beau Thompson. Be patient with this one because it starts up on teaching side goes writing and then to acting. This week we have STAAR testing which is a standardized test … Continue reading

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