Daily Archives: October 21, 2016

The (de)MEANing of A MErica

Originally posted on Kaplan for Kids:
Once upon a time here was a weekly hold-it-in-your hands magazine called Newsweek, and in it was a column called “My Turn.” Well, this post had its genesis back then when W. was President…

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World Premiere of “Backpack Full of Cash” in Philadelphia

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
If you live anywhere near Philadelphia, you should not miss the premiere of the stunning documentary “Backpack Full of Cash.” It is an expose of the corporate education reform movement. It has the…

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Marla Kilfoyle: The Plan to Privatize Public Education and the Sound of Silence

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Marla Kilfoyle is a teacher on Long Island and executive director of the BATS. In this post, she describes the well-funded effort to privatize public education in New York State. We have lived…

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Jeff Bryant: The Charter School Myth is in Deep Trouble

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this post, Jeff Bryant reviews the current backlash that is blocking the path of the charter industry. For most of the past 20 years, we have been fed a steady diet of…

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Cartoons about Teachers and Little Kids in and Out of School

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For this month, I have collected a bunch of cartoons about pre-school, kindergarten, and family interaction with young children. Some made me laugh out loud and some made me…

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Asinine Arne’s Idiotic Idea

Originally posted on parentingthecore:
Update (12/6/14): The proposed rules have been published in the Federal Register.  There is a 60 day comment period.  Please go and comment (I submitted a slightly edited version of this post, of course). Here is…

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Sarah Blaine Explains Why John King’s Regulations on Grading Teacher Education Are Wrong

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John King inherited a lot of very bad ideas from his predecessor Arne Duncan. One of them is the belief that teacher education programs can be judged by the test scores of the…

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What John King Said at His Press Conference Yesterday: He Still Doesn’t Care About Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sam Husseini of the Institute for Public Accuracy invited me and several others to submit questions for John King’s press conference at the National Press Club. I was interested in knowing what he…

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What John King Said at His Press Conference Yesterday: He Still Doesn’t Care About Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sam Husseini of the Institute for Public Accuracy invited me and several others to submit questions for John King’s press conference at the National Press Club. I was interested in knowing what he…

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