Daily Archives: May 11, 2016

Pennsylvania: Most Inequitable Funding in the Nation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
After nine months of feuding over the state budget, the Pennsylvania legislature–dominated by Republicans–and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf finally reached a deal. Wolf wanted a $400 million increase for education, mostly targeted to…

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Denis Smith: David Brooks Says that Individual Choice is Destroying Community but Wants More of It

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Denis Smith, who served in the Ohio Department Olof Education, monitoring charter schools, has often reflected on the incoherence of the basic idea of chartering schools to compete with public schools. He reminds…

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Carol Burris: Sheri’s Victory is a Victory for All Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris writes about the national significance of Sheri Lederman’s victory in court against New York state’s teacher evaluation system. She proved, thanks to the advocacy of her attorney and husband Bruce Lederman,…

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Susan Ochshorn at CNN.Com: Please, No Rigor for Four-Year-Olds!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Susan Ochshorn is an eloquent defender of childhood and an advocate for play-based learning for small children. ? She wrote this article for CNN.Com pleading for public understanding of early childhood education. It…

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Survey: What’s Bothering Teachers?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Center for Education Policy released the results of a survey of nationally representative sample of teachers, which probed their feelings about their profession and the demands made on them today. ? The…

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Paul Krugman: Donald Trump is an Ignoramus

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Krugman puts the matter directly: Donald Trump is an ignoramus. His ignorance is hopeless because he doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. He likes to tell people that he is smart. Anyone…

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BREAKING NEWS! Judge Rules in Favor of Teacher Challenging Rating!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Attorney Bruce Lederman represented his wife Sheri Lederman in a lawsuit challenging New York’s teacher rating system. Sheri teaches elementary school on Long Island is considered an exemplary teacher by her principal, parents, and…

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Teach for America “Innovates Louisiana” by Leaving the Classroom

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Teach for America (TFA) is a temp agency that staffs classrooms for usually two years per TFA recruit. Many of its alumni continue as *educators* by forming their own education-centered nonprofits or…

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