Daily Archives: September 22, 2016

T.C. Weber: Was Nashville the Victim of a Hoax?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
T.C. Weber is the parent of children in the Metro Nashville public schools. He is a strong supporter of public schools and a strong opponent of privatization. He reported on the battle against…

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Jersey Jazzman: Boston Charter Schools Have Higher Attrition Rate than Boston Public Schools–By Far

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We have had quite a lot of back and forth on this blog about Boston charter schools, in anticipation of the vote this November in Massachusetts about lifting the charter cap and adding…

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Denis Smith: Why Charter Authorizers Should be Held Accountable

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Denis Smith used to work in the Ohio Department of Education charter office, and he knows lots about where various skeletons are hidden. Did you know that charter authorizers are paid 3% of…

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Kenneth Zeichner: What We Know (and Don’t Know) about Non-Traditional Teacher Education Programs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Kenneth Zeichner is Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Washington in Seattle. He recently reviewed five alternate routes into teaching. Here is a question-and-answer session with him about his study.…

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Cartoons on the Pluses and Minuses of Technology

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Living in Silicon Valley as I do and seeing every-day technologies around me in people walking, eyes down, looking at their smart phones, electric autos, and driver-less cars, so…

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