Daily Archives: October 24, 2016

Big Data and the New Police State

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Many of us have wondered about the practice of measuring, rating and ranking every student, every teacher, every school. We know that Big Data is insatiable. China is perfecting Big Data. “Imagine a…

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The Crucial Role of Recess In School

As I am going through some times of adjustment for my second-grade son it has caused me to consider the whole picture. What are the behaviors that are a concern and what are some possible solutions to the concerns? The … Continue reading

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Valerie Strauss: Obama’s Disastrous Education Legacy–and Two Failed Secretaries of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss writes about a visit by President Obama to a highly selective public school in Washington, D.C. He brought with him his two Education Secretaries, Arne Duncan and John King. He said…

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Who Will Carry This Torch?

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
I wrote this poem eleven years ago. I return to it today and just want to weep. What are we doing to our children? Who will save them? Who will carry the torch of knowledge…

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Chicago: Will Charter Teachers Go on Strike?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The city of Chicago averted a teachers’ strike, but charter teachers at the city’s largest chain–UNO–may go on strike. This is richly ironic, because one of the central goals of the charter industry…

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Teaching Biology at Mountain View High School: Technology Integration

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
As the chime sounds for students to come to their 90-minute Biology I class, Lyuda Shemyakina stands at the door welcoming each student. A “hello,” “good morning,” an exchange…

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Report: Most States Have Cut Spending on Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities documents how states are disinvesting in K-12 education. This report shows the dramatic contradiction between political rhetoric and economic reality. The state’s that are cutting education…

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Mike Klonsky: The Trump Plan to Eliminate Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Klonsky reports on the Trump plan to get rid of public education, as described by Carl Paladino, a Trump surrogate and far-right extremist who owns charter schools in Buffalo, New York. http://michaelklonsky.blogspot.com/2016/10/trump-plans-to-do-away-with-public.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mikeklonsky+%28SmallTalk%29…

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Texas: Here Comes the Voucher Fight Again

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, former talk show host, really wants vouchers for the millions of students in Texas. Fortunately, he has been defeated year after year by a coalition of rural Tepublicans and…

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The National Federation of Municipal Analysts Wants Extensive Charter School Disclosure

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
The National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA) is a not-for-profit association with the goals of promoting professionalism in municipal credit analysis and furthering the skill level of its members through educational programs…

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