Daily Archives: January 4, 2017

Paul Thomas: Can We Get Used to “Anything”?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Thomas had a terrible biking accident on Christmas Eve and has endured great pain while he recovers from a broken hip. He is a serious cyclist, not just a guy out for…

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Los Angeles Teachers Plan a Tweetstorm Against Trump and DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The UTLA is organizing a tweet storm in opposition to Trump, DeVos, Walmart, and Broad. ? The hashtag is #schooltrump ? Please support them!

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Salt Lake City Tribune: Stop DeVos Before She Ruins Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Salt Lake City Tribune published an impassioned opinion piece by educators in opposition to billionaire Betsy DeVos. ? Here is a part of the article: ? Now is the time to contact…

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Jeff Bezos Loves Charters and Privatization

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Who is Jeff Bezos? Jeff Bezos founded Amazon. He is a billionaire. He loves charters and privatization of schools. In 2013, he bought The Washington Post, which had been a bastion of liberal…

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Thoughts on Junk Indicators, School Rating Systems & Accountability

Originally posted on School Finance 101:
Over the past few years, co-authors Preston Green and Joseph Oluwole and I have written a few articles on the use, misuse and abuse of student growth metrics for evaluating teachers and for imposing employment…

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Bruce Baker: Why Do States Keep Using Stupid Measures to Evaluate Teachers and Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Bruce Baker of Rutgers University is frustrated. He and colleagues have published study after study about the uses and misuses of standardized test scores to measure teachers and schools.The evidence is…

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Technology Trade-offs in a Physics Classroom (Alice Flarend)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“Alice Flarend is a National Board Certified Teacher and is the physics teacher at Bellwood-Antis High School in Pennsylvania.  She holds a B.S and M.S in Nuclear Engineering from…

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