Daily Archives: January 6, 2017

Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishents Do Not Include Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Compared to Trump, Obama is a portrait of dignity, reason, and intellect.  The Washington Monthly published a list of his top 50 accomplishments. Note that there is no mention of K-12 education. As…

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Poet: I Can’t Answer the Questions about My Poems on Texas Standardized Test!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is hilarious! http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_586d5517e4b0c3539e80c341/ampA poet learned that two of her poems are being used on the Texas standardized tests in Texas. ? When she looked at the questions, she couldn’t get the right…

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Mike Klonsky: BREAKING NEWS: Rich Schools Get High Grades, Poor School Districts Fail

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Klonsky is a nervy guy. ? In this post, he explains why some schools and states get high marks while others are “failing.”  ? Let Edweek know.

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NY Times: Intelligence Officials ContradictTrump

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The latest on Russian hacking of our election: ? Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage on The Hill ? WASHINGTON — Rebuffing efforts by President-elect Donald J. Trump to cast doubt on Russian interference in…

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Billionaire Betsy’s Political Contributions

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is the questionnaire that Billionaire Betsy DeVos submitted to the Senate committee that will meet with her on January 11. ? Go to the end to see the long list of political…

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University of Arkansas Researchers Recycle Debunked Voucher Claims Regarding Crime Reduction | National Education Policy Center

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Key Takeaway: Report uses unwarranted causal language throughout, while cheerleading for “Education Savings Account” legislation. BOULDER, CO (January 4, 2017) – A new report from the University of Arkansas Department…

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Student bullying on school buses: Comparing teen boys and girls – Journalist’s Resource Journalist’s Resource

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Teenage boys who take the bus to school have a greater chance of being bullied than those who use other types of transportation, according to a recent study that…

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CURMUDGUCATION: Six Reasons To Oppose Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational “reform” while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education. Source: CURMUDGUCATION: Six Reasons To Oppose Betsy DeVos Six…

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