Daily Archives: September 27, 2016

Georg Lind: Standardized Testing is Bad for Education and Bad for Democracy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Georg Lind is an educational researcher and professor of psychology in a German university who has studied the moral implications of standardized testing. His bio is at the end of this post. He…

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Who Is Mining Your Data? A Guide

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Have you ever wondered who is mining your data? This post aggregates the biggest data mining corporations. http://www.londonworldwide.com/how-your-enemies-can-have-you-attacked-on-data-mining-services-every-time-you-touch-a-keyboard-you-hand-your-opposition-the-tools-of-your-own-destruction/ You will note that only one of them is defunct, dead, gone: inBloom, killed by…

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This Is What You Need to Know About Mike Pence

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Compared to Donald Trump, Mike Pence seems like a stable, moderate guy. He will be the steadying hand who keeps Trump from going off the tracks and doing crazy things. But you need…

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Bankers and Teachers: Scandals and Accountability (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Wells Fargo, a bank that made more than $80 billion in revenue  and has a market value of $277 billion, was fined $185,000,000 by federal regulators for creating 1.5…

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Class Action Allowed in Walmart Mexican Bribery Case

Originally posted on deutsch29:
According to Forbes, the Walton family is the richest family in America, with seven family members worth a combined $130 billion. Their wealth is derived from their superstore chain, Walmart– and from unethical business practices such…

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