Daily Archives: May 24, 2016

PARCC’s Vendetta: What the New York Times Left Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The New York Times published a story today about PARCC’s efforts to remove all blogs and tweets that referred to items from their test. Leonie Haimson says the story is incomplete, and…

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US Corporations Sheltering Billions Offshore to Avoid Taxes

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
From Bill Moyers report: ? ? ? “Jill Treanor at The Guardian writes that a report from the ratings agency Moody’s calculates, “Some of the biggest US companies have accumulated cash piles worth…

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Campbell Brown Has Blocked Me on Twitter

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Yep. I haven’t been on Twitter for two months yet, and I have been officially blocked by none other than Campbell Brown. By blocking me, Brown is trying to prevent me from…

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Gates Foundation: Common Core is in Trouble, but It Works and We are Doubling Down to Make Sure Everyone Gets It

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is an informative newsletter from Sue Desmond-Hellman, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reporting on the foundation’s big efforts around the world, including its program to fix US education. ?…

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California Charter School Association: Gimmee, Gimmee

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is an interesting list of the bills supported and opposed by the California Charter Schools Association, the most powerful lobby in the state. ? It supports a bill to improve facilities financing…

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Mercedes Schneider Tries to Explain NAEP to Campbell Brown

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Scheider followed the contretemps around Campbell Brown’s misuse of NAEP data. She decided she would try to educate Campbell. ? Mercedes goes through NAEP scores over many years and shows how they…

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Carol Burris Tries to Correct Campbell Brown, Without Success

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris wrote a post for Valerie Strauss’s “Answer Sheet” blog at the Washington Post, in which she reported the numerous Twitter exchanges among herself, Tom Loveless, and Campbell Brown. Burris and Loveless…

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Tennessee: Testing is a Mess; Where Are the Grown-Ups?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
TC Weber is a parent blogger in Nashville. He writes here about the testing chaos in Tennessee. ? When the contractor didn’t deliver the tests in time, testing was canceled. Then came part…

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Education Writers Association Reviews Opt Out, Nationally

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Education Writers Association reviews the state of the opt out movement, nationally, presenting a variety of perspectives.  M ? Once again, we hear the complaint that opt outs endanger the validity of the…

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Kentucky: First to Adopt Common Core, Achievement Gap Widens

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Hechinger Report reviews what has happened in Kentucky, the first state to adopt the Common Core standards. ? In the first year, test scores plummeted. They have started to inch up, but…

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