Daily Archives: August 11, 2016

G. F. Brandenburg: What If We Gave Every Child the Kind of Education That The Children of Trump, Clinton, and Obama Got?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
G. F. Brandenburg, retired math teacher in the D.C. public schools and major-league blogger, asks the most important question about the funding of public education in America: what if every child had the…

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Britain: How to Turnaround a Failing School (?)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Harvard Business School reports a study from Britain that claims to explain how to turnaround a failing school. https://hbr.org/2016/08/how-to-turn-around-a-failing-school Americans, especially experienced educators, are likely to find their recommendations controversial. The researchers…

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How Is Testing Like Goldilocks and the Three Bears?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Three years ago, I wrote about a heroic educator in upstate New York who wrote bluntly about the current obsession with testing, ranking all students based on their test scores. Her name is…

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Catching Up

It has been a little over two months since I posted or read much of my blog. I spent the summer buying a house and moving, both full-time activities. As I have been catching up with what is going on … Continue reading

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Florida Parents Sue State and Districts for Retaining Students Who Opted Out

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Opt Out of Florida Network reports that parents of students retained in third grade due to opting out of state tests– nothing more– are suing the Florida Department of Education and numerous local school boards for…

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My View: The Corporate Assault on Public Education Goes International

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I was recently invited to write an article for U.S. News & World Report. I decided to write about the current trend in many nations to turn public schools over to the private…

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