Daily Archives: May 8, 2016

To Marc Morial: At Least 86 Percent of Your Anti-Opt-Out Argument Isn’t Teacher Controlled

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On April 06, 2016, former White House correspondent for Politico, Joseph Williams, published an article in Takepart entitled, “Why Somr Black Leaders Aren’t Down with Opting Out of Standardized Testing.” The byline of the article is,…

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Again I wonder if opting out is a dead end. #optout2016

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Does schooling today promote a flat affect?

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La.’s EOC Test Essays Are “Read at Least Twice”– With Reader Number Two Being a Machine

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Since 2008, students enrolled in English II courses in Louisiana have completed the End of Course (EOC) test developed by Pacific Metrics (PM). (Louisiana uses six EOC tests; two are in English,…

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Leonie Haimson: Can You Trust Computers to Grade Student Writing?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Leonie Haimson, parent activist, worked with a group of other concerned critics to review the explosion of computer-massessment, in particular, the scoring of writing. ? “On April 5, 2016, the Parent Coalition for…

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WGN: Chicago Corruption Runs “Very Deep & Very High”

Power concedes …. Watch this video of Chicago’s WGN News connecting the dots from Troy LaRaviere’s removal, to corruption in the Mayor’s Office. View original post

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THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: How and Why CPS Removed Me from My School

Power concedes …. After the mayor’s office had me removed from my school I wrote, “The corruption behind CPS’s actions that day was readily apparent. I intend to write about it soon.” Well, here it is. Take a deep breath. You’re … Continue reading

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EduShyster: What Are the Differences Between Suburban Public Schools and Urban Charter Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Emily Kaplan has written a guest column for EduShyster. Kaplan taught in a no-excuses charter school, and she now teaches in a suburban public school. Here she describes the differences, much of which…

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Steven Singer: Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Have you ever wished you had a bullet list to explain succinctly why charter schools are a terrible idea? Steven Singer has created that list. He says that “school choice is no choice.” The…

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Florida: Charter Management Company Indicted for Criminal Fraud

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A grand jury in Escambia County in Florida indicted Newpoint Education Partners and its vendors for fraud and other crimes. Newpoint Education Partners was created by former employees of Ohio’s controversial for-profit White Hat…

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