Daily Archives: May 20, 2016

New York: 98% of School Budgets Pass, Opt Out Supporters Elected to Local Boards

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
New York appears to be in resistance mode. Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a tax cap when he first took office, requiring a 60% supermajority to raise the school budget more than 2% in…

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Jonathan Pelto: Pearson’s War Against Bloggers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jonathan Pelto recounts here the story of PARCC’s efforts to stifle hundreds of bloggers. ? Can a multinational corporation stifle free speech? ? Can teachers and parents speak about and criticize the tests…

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What is the Secret of Success?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
To answer the question, I don’t know. But there are any number of people who make a career of finding answers to this question. And we Americans have always been avid consumers of…

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Cartoons on University Teaching

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In looking for cartoons that caricature professors, research, and teaching–viewers of this blog have all seen up close professors teach–I found a few that got me to chuckle. Perhaps…

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Robert Kagan: This is How Fascism Comes to America

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Robert Kagan is a distinguished scholar of foreign policy. He wrote this important article for The Washington Post about the danger that Donald Trump poses to our nation. He excoriates the GOP leaders who are…

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Laura Chapman: Who Created and Owns EdTPA?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Pearson teacher certification exam called EdTPA is e trembly controversial. Many teacher educators believe that it seeks to standardize teacher preparation and reduces the autonomy of those who know future teachers best:…

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If PARCC, Inc., Is the Owner of PARCC Items, Produce the Document Proving It

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In a letter issued around May 12, 2016, to professor Celia Oyler regarding Oyler’s publishing three “live” PARCC items on her blog on May 07, 2016, PARCC, Inc., CEO Laura Slover wrote…

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Chicago: Rahm Proposes 40% Budget Cut; Critic Troy LaRaviere Wins Election

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Interesting times in Chicago. Frightening too. Can the nation’s third largest school district survive? ? Mike Klonsky reports that Mayor Rahm, who does not like public schools, has proposed a 40% budget cut.…

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Peter Cunningham Comes to the Defense of Campbell Brown

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Cunningham, former deputy to Arne Duncan, accused Carol Burris and me of “attacking” Campbell Brown. He says we “attack” anyone who disagrees with us. Peter now runs a website called Education Post,…

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A Message from the President-Elect

Power concedes …. To All Members of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association: It is a humbling honor to have been chosen by my colleagues to lead The Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA). I want you all to know … Continue reading

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