Daily Archives: October 5, 2016

The Black Spot

The story below describes a similar perspective to how a small group of people with money view education and educators. They focus only on the small number of negatives and then make every solution to fix the problem apply to everyone. … Continue reading

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Ken Futernick: Can Education Fix Our Politics?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ken Futernick wrote this post for the Harvard Press blog. Ken is a researcher who believes that collaboration is better than competition. I first encountered Ken’s work when I read his superb paper:…

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Will the Billionaires Destroy Public Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This link will take you to the opening pages of the revised “Death and Life of the Great American Dchool System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education.” The book was originally published…

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Teaching Advanced Placement Physics at Los Altos High School: Technology Integration

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Stephen Hine invited me into his 90 minute AP 1 (there is also an AP 2 course at the school) Thursday, September 15, 2016. Hine has been teaching at…

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Back to the Future in the Bay State as Brockton Weighs A New School-Funding Lawsuit

Originally posted on Andrea Gabor:
Brockton, a down-at-the-heels Massachusetts town, has been a bell weather of education reform for more than a quarter of a century, ever since it spearheaded a class-action lawsuit charging inequitable school funding, which served as…

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Gates Foundation Money Connects Common Core and ESSA

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes the following prohibition regarding the federal government’s luring states into adopting specific standards, assessments, or content, including the Common Core State Standards (CCSS): ‘‘SEC. 8526A. PROHIBITION…

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