Daily Archives: May 26, 2016

Elizabeth Warren Rips into Donald Trump

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Elizabeth Warren has emerged as the fiercest critic of Donald Trump, totally unafraid of his derision, his sarcasm, and his Twitter attacks. ? In a speech to the Center for Popular Democracy, Warren…

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Peter Greene on the Smallest Data of All

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene reliably reads all the studies, think tank reports, foundation proclamations, and other stuff that pours forth from the Think About Education Industry. ? In this post, he is thinking about something…

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Mercedes Schneider: Who Owns the PARCC Copyrights?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Over the past couple of weeks, there have been many articles about PARCC deleting blogs and tweets. In every case, PARCC complains that the offending blogger and Tweeter has infringed on its copyright.…

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You Are Invited to the “Skinny Awards” in NYC on June 9, Hosted by Class Size Matters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Class Size Matters will hold its annual “Skinny Awards” (the opposite of the Broad awards) in New York City on June 9. Unlike the Broad awards, which come with a prize of $1 million…

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TFA’s Latest PR Stunt

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
The ‘advertorial’ is, in my opinion, the lowest form of advertising.  Perhaps you’ve never heard this word before, but you have surely nearly fallen for this kind of deceit when reading what you…

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News: Ohio Wasted Millions in Federal Funding on Charters that Never Opened and on Very Low-Performing Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A new study based on publicly available data on the state’s website finds that the state has wasted millions of federal dollars designated for charter schools. Of the state’s federally funded charter schools,…

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Texas Parents Sue State to Stop Use of Test Scores to Punish Students and Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A group of parents in Texas has filed suit against the state education agency to stop the use of this year’s scores to punish students and schools. ? The legislature passed a law…

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My Candidate for President

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
To Readers of This Blog: ? I have been consistently even-handed in the Presidential race in dealing with the candidates of the Democratic party. I oppose the Republican party candidates because I don’t…

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Colorado: Controversial Superintendent of DougCo Resigns

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Parents and educators in Douglas County, Colorado, opposed to corporate reform were pleased by the resignation of the superintendent, who has accepted a position in the schools of Humble, Texas. ? ? FOR…

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