Daily Archives: March 29, 2017

A Call for the American Psychological Association and Other Professionals: Speak Up!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Many readers are asking the same question: Why isn’t the American Psychological Association speaking out about the misuse of standardized testing? Where are the professors who teach about testing? Why are they silent…

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Peter Greene: What Two Decades of Testing Have Produced

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-lost-years.html?m=1 Peter Greene asks a crucial question: What have we gained–or lost–because of our society’s obsession with standardized testing for at least the last two decades? When did it start? Before No Child…

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An 8-Year-Old Child Writes Betsy DeVos: “I Love My Public School”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/8-year-old-sends-heartfelt-message-about-her-public-school-to-betsy-devos_us_58d3ed5ce4b0b22b0d1a9076 A second-grade student wroteto Betsy DeVos to tell her that she loves her public school. She pleaded with DeVos, “Please leave are [sic] public schools alone do not tear it down ever.”…

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Ralph Ratto: Today I Am Ashamed to Be a Teacher

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ralph Ratto is an elementary school teacher in New York and a frequent blogger. He describes yesterday as “one of the darkest days in education.” Testing started yesterday. Now that the tests are…

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Good News: Charter School Growth Is Slowing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Citing an article in Education Week, The National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Teachers College notes that charter school growth is slowing. “Charter school growth is slowing down, reported…

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What Opportunities Do Charter Schools Provide That Would Not Exist Without Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Phillis of the Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy–a retired educator who served as deputy commissioner of education for the state of Ohio- asks the question that is the title of this…

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The Corporate Coup Destroying Our Schools Has Finally Come For Our Government

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? First they came for people of color and I said nothing. Because I am not a person of color. ? Then they came for the poor and I said nothing. For I am not poor.…

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Let’s Change Teacher Licensure to Address the Teacher Shortage: FAILURE! | BustED Pencils

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
“Teachers are leaving the classrooms in droves all across the state and enrollment in teacher education programs is plummeting. We have a teacher exodus problem. Our elected officials will…

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