Daily Archives: September 23, 2016

Should Teachers Be Evaluated by Test Scores? Does One Teacher Affect Your Lifetime Earnings?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This post, with an anonymous author, reviews the research on value-added measurement, with frequent references to those who claim that the rise or fall of test scores is the best way to judge…

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Michael Massing: How to Cover the 1%: Part 1

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This article came out in the New York Review of Books several months ago. It is one of the very few articles I have seen in the mainstream media that was written by…

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TFA Joke Video about a Dating App Followed by “Don’t Join TFA” Video

Originally posted on deutsch29:
TFA has a humorous video ad to recruit members. The ad is about the “TFA dating App,” which is not real. What I found interesting is the video that followed the ad on Youtube. The second…

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Success Academy Fires PR Firm–Again

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico reports that Eva Moskowitz fired Mercury, the PR firm that also represented Michigan Gov Rick Snyder during the Flint water crisis.? http://politi.co/2dhCRIq This the third PR firm hired and fired by Success…

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Mike Klonsky: The Chicago Tribune Mocks the Union and Democracy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Klonsky writes about the latest anti-union screed from the Chicago Tribune. Funny thing about the Trib: they complain about the union but not about the Mayor’s indifference to the children of Chicago.

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J. Crew Offers a “Teach for America Collection”

Originally posted on deutsch29:
No kidding. J. Crew is fundraising for Teach for America (TFA) by selling TFA apparel: Join us for the launch of J. Crew’s 2016 Teach For America Collection! To celebrate the launch, you will receive 15%…

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