Daily Archives: August 15, 2016

Utah: New Teachers No Longer Need Training or Experience

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In a bold move to address the state’s teacher shortage (caused by low salaries), the state board of education removed all requirements for new teachers other than a college degree and passing a…

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This is What K-12 School Choice Really Looks Like

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
Before our daughter graduated from a traditional community based, democratic, transparent, non-profit public high school where she worked, learned and earned an excellent education, she applied to several universities and was…

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What Real School Choice Would Look Like – And Why What They’re Selling Isn’t It

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
  I can’t hear the words “School Choice” without thinking of Inigo Montoya from the classic film “The Princess Bride.” ? I hear Mandy Patinkin’s voice saying, “You keep using that word. I do not think…

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Rita Rathbone: How Charter Schools in Durham, NC, Are Creating More Segregation in Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rita Rathbone, an NBCT teacher in Durham, explains how the increase in charters in Durham is causing more segregation in the Durham public schools. Curiously, this post appeared at Education Post, which is…

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How privatization of schools works: An infograph

Originally posted on Seattle Education:
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USDOE-Documented Teacher Shortages by State, 1990-2016

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Each year, states are able to file reports with the US Department of Education (USDOE) regarding teacher shortage areas (TSAs) in each state/territory. Teachers in critical-need areas qualify for federal loan forgiveness and/or loan deferment. The…

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John Ewing: How to Attract and Retain the Teachers We Need

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Ewing, mathematician, is CEO of Math for America, an organization that supports teachers of mathematics. In this post, he reviews some of the recent ill-considered efforts to “respect” teachers and offers advice…

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