Daily Archives: February 22, 2017

More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S. | Pew Research Center

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Between 2009 and 2014, about 140,000 more Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here, citing family reunification as the main reason for leaving.…

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Teachers and the “social contract”: A parable | Eclectablog

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
? Eclectablog has posted a new item, ‘Teachers and the “social contract”: A parable’, at Eclectablog. You may view the latest post at… http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/02/teachers-and-the-social-contract-a-parable.html Source: Teachers and the “social…

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When Accountability is Both Unaccountable and Meaningless

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Blogger Stonepooch.com explains why high-stakes tests do not provide accountability and undermine the very purpose of education. After a bit of digging, I learned that said blogger has been teaching middle school English…

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Florida: How Charter Schools Are Used to Hide Dropouts and Game the System

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Heather Vogell and Hannah Fresques published an important piece of investigative journalism that appears in ProPublica and USA Today about a new twist on the charter scamming in Florida. The scam is the…

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For-Profit “Universities” Set to Cash in During Trump Era

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
During the Obama years, it appeared that the federal government was going to start cracking down on the for-profit “higher education” industry, which typically gets horrible results and loads students with debt. (As…

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Gene V. Glass: The Department of Education’s “Gold Standard” Produces “Fool’s Gold”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gene V. Glass is one of our nation’s most distinguished education researchers. This post is an important analysis of the failure of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, which was…

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The Guardian: “What Would Jesus Do?”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Now that we are enmeshed in a federal government run by so-called evangelicals, it seems appropriate to hear another interpretation of the phrase “What would Jesus do?” Here it is in the Guardian,…

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