Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Rahm Proposes New Requirements for High School Graduation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago has proposed that students will not be allowed to graduate from high school unless they can demonstrate their post-high school career plans, including college acceptance, a job or…

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Michael Petrilli: The Three “Miracles” Trump Needs to Make a Federal School Choice Program

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Petrilli wrote an enlightening post about the hurdles that the Trump administration faces in trying to enact a $20 billion school choice program. He says that the Trump administration will need three…

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Georg Lind: Our Stupid Standardized Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Georg Lind is a retired psychologist. “As a psychologist I recommend to abandon all tests based on Classical and Modern “test theories.” But I am not sure whether my colleagues at APA and…

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D.C.: New Millions Added to Increase “High-Quality Seats” in Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
One of the strange ideas in the privatization movement is that only charters are able to provide “high-quality seats.” There seems to be a magical place where charter operators go to buy chairs…

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Jeremiah Prophet Thanks Trump for Changing His Life, But Not in the Way You Think

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeremiah Prophet was born with severe cerebral palsy. He yearned to be a journalist. He struggled to make his way through high school and college. He never forgot the help that his teachers…

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CURMUDGUCATION: Scott Walker’s Next Move To Crush Teachers

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. Scott Walker’s Next Move To Crush Teachers When it…

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“Failing Schools” as Far Back as 1735?

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
I have temporary access to the newspaper search engine, Newspaperarchive.com. So, I decided to search the term, “failing schools.” The earliest usage of this term dates back to March 02, 1735, in…

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