Daily Archives: September 21, 2016

Peter Greene Has Advice for You about Evidence-Based Decisions

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene read a new publication from the U.S. Department of Education that is chock-full of useless and redundant information. He sums it up: Okay, listen carefully boys and girls, because this is…

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Jesse Turner: Who Decides? Who is a Sell-Out? Who is Pure?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
http://childrenaremorethantestscores.blogspot.com/2016/09/who-decides.html?m=1 Jesse Turner is known as “the walking man.” He walked from Connecticut to D.C. inn 2010 to protest the overuse of mandated testing and its negative effects on children. He did it…

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A Charter Teacher in New Orleans: Set Up to Fail

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jake Guth is a New Orleans native who graduated from public schools in that city and wanted to “give back.” So he signed up to teach in a charter school. It happened to…

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Peter Rawitsch: No, You Cannot Standardize Childhood

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Rawitsch has been teaching early childhood education for 35 years. He was selected by the state of New York to participate on a committee reviewing the state standards. His post was published…

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New Jersey Parent: A Charter School is Ruining Our Neighborhood Public School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In a warning to the people of Massachusetts and Georgia, this parent in Red Bank, New Jersey, explains her community’s fight against a charter school that has drained resources from the town’s public…

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New Jersey <3's PARCC

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Garden State teachers and students returned to school this month to find that both the state board of education and department of education have declared undying love and devotion to the Partnership for…

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