Monthly Archives: July 2016

Important Research for our Schools – Study Unlocks Why Decrepit Schools Mean Poor Test Scores

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
Poetic Justice is reblogging a very important article written by Cornell Chronicle writer Susan Kelley about the research findings of Dr. Lorraine Maxwell. Please read and share with other concerned educators, parents, grand parents, and…

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Michigan: New Study Concludes Charters Harm Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A new study in Michigan finds that the proliferation of charter schools has undermined the fiscal viability of traditional public schools. David Arsen, a professor at the College of Education at Michigan State…

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Eunice Han: How Teachers’ Unions Raise Teacher Quality and Student Achievement

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this post, EduShyster interviews Eunice Han, an economist who earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University and is now headed for the University of Utah. Dr. Han studied the effects of unions on…

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Cartoons on Schooling and Reform

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The batch of cartoons I have collected for this month are about schooling, reform, and counter-reforms in the second decade of the 21st century. I hope you smile, chuckle,…

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Indiana Teacher: What You Need to Know about Mike Pence

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This Indiana teacher wants you to know what Governor Mike Pence did to the public schools on his home state. He didn’t do it alone. He had the help of Republicans who control…

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Jennifer Rumsey: Memo to Donald Trump Jr.: Stop Bashing Our Public Schools and Dedicated Teachers!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jennifer Ramsey is a 17-year veteran teacher in Texas. She watched Donald Trump Jr. insult public schools and their teachers on national television, and she was outraged. She asks: What does he know…

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My Op-Ed in the NY Times: We Don’t Need National Standards or Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I recently revised my 2010 book “The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education.” The revised edition reflects my understanding that national standards and…

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Denver: 47 Teachers Will Lose Their Tenure Because of Ratings System Based 50% on Test Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
According to Chalkbeat Colorado, Denver is set to strip 47 teachers of their tenure because they received two consecutive ineffective ratings. The state law passed in 2010 called S. 191 requires that teachers…

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About the Louisiana Voucher Program, Where Failure Really Is an Option

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On May 19, 2016, Louisiana citizen James Finney submitted a public records request for data concerning student voucher applications submitted by the initial deadline of February 27, 2016, for the 2016-17 school year. On July 21,…

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Texas: Charter Lobby Seeks Capital Funding

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The charter industry in Texas wants to take part of the capital funding that now goes to public schools. Charter schools in Texas do not perform as well as public schools, but they…

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