Daily Archives: August 17, 2016

Carl Petersen: If Charters Are Competition, Why Doesn’t LAUSD Compete with Them?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carl J. Petersen is a parent of children in the Los Angeles school district. In this paper, he reviews the claim that schools get better if they compete. And he wonders, if competition…

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Stolen Language: Charter Schools Are Not “Public” Schools

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On August 15, 2016,  the Post News Group published an op-ed entitled, “There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Public Charter School.’” The piece was written by retired San Francisco State University adjunct professor, education activist, and…

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Success Academy: Statisticians Explain How Schools That Obsess About Test Scores Ruin the Validity of Tests as a Measure

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Statisticians Mark Palko and Andrew Gelman explain why a relentless obsession with test scores ruins the value of the scores. As their prime example, they refer to Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academies, where children…

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EduShyster: Why College Does Not End Poverty

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Many people think that getting in to college is the key to life success. There is no doubt that there is a correlation between income and education, but the question remains: Will entry…

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Michael Hansen of Brookings: What Should We Ask the Candidates about Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Hansen of the Brookings Institution lists the five questions he thinks that the candidates should be asked about education. They are not the questions I would ask. (Hansen, by the way, has…

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REFORMERS! Watch This Video! It Will Change Your Life and Open Your Mind!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a message to the billionaires, the hedge fund managers, and the politicians–and their paid spokespersons in think tanks and academe— who continually complain about our public schools and their teachers. They…

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