Daily Archives: May 10, 2016

New York: Regents Leader Calls Standardized Testing “Abusive” for Some

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Do not underestimate the effectiveness of the Opt Out movement in New York. ? Governor Cuomo, who made education policy his big issue last year, has gone off on other issues. ? The…

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Britain: Parents Are Opting Out of Insanely Difficult Exams

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Both the United States and the United Kingdom are embedded in what Pasi Sahlberg called “the Global Education Reform Movement” (GERM). That means privatization and high-stakes testing. ? This parent in the U.K.…

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Bombshell! Former Staff Member at Success Academy Alleges Cheating on Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico reports that a former central staff member of Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter chain alleges widespread cheating on tests, as well as high staff turnover and demoralization. ? ? “Success Academy CEO…

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Anonymous: An Exposé of the PARCC Test

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Professor Celia Oyler at Teachers College, Columbia University, posted a critique of the 4th grade PARCC test on her blog by a teacher who must remain anonymous. The teacher wrote this exposé because…

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Mercedes Schneider: How Could a Report on Corporate Reform Omit the Billionaire Funders?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider received a copy of the Media Matters report on the corporate rightwing assault on public education, as did I and many others. She had the same reaction that I did. How…

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Governor Bill Haslam of TN Mysteriously Disappears from Harvard Graduate School of Education Program

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The original announcement of the event at Harvard Graduate School of Education on May 17 featured Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam as the luncheon speaker. Governor Haslam just signed anti-gay legislation. He is no…

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NC Sues US Justice Department; Justice Department Sues NC

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here we go again. Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina is running for re-election this year. His government has repeatedly passed legislation that harms workers, immigrants, public education, higher education, and the environment,…

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Four New Members Join “Chiefs for Change” to Promote Charters and Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Four new members joined the “Chiefs for Change,” which was established by Jeb Bush to promote school choice, charters, vouchers, online charter schools, the Common Core, and high-stakes testing. School choice has been shown…

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Ben Stein: Trump’s Ideas Threaten the Stability of the World Economy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ben Stein is a sane conservative and a professional humorist. In this article, he explains why Donald Trump’s economic ideas are a threat to the stability of the global economy. Trump recently said…

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