Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

Media Mattters Calls for Journalists to Investigate Devos’s Department of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The nonpartisan group Media Matters has issued a call for an investigation of the staffing of the U.S. Department of Education. The call is directed at reporters, since there is little likelihood that…

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Gayle Green: Corporate School Reform and the Cynical Manipulation of the English Language

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gayle Green is a professor of English at Scripps College. She is writing a book about the corporate reform in higher education. In this article, she describes how corporate reformers have taken guidance…

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Standardized Testing Creates Captive Markets

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
It’s easy to do business when the customer is forced to buy. But is it fair, is it just, or does it create a situation where people are coerced into purchases they wouldn’t make if they…

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Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Of the 37 teachers who replied to my questions, 24 (65 percent) said yes. Nine (24 percent) said “no.” I sorted  the “no” answers into two bins. Six teachers…

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Teacher Shortage as “Shock Doctrine” | BustED Pencils

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Below is a letter that has been revised.  However, the message is appropriate for any supporter of public schools, professional teachers, and equity for all children. The original letter was…

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Here is the “Reform” that DeVos Loves: Religious Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
What we have learned about Betsy DeVos is this. She doesn’t like public schools, unless they are “great schools,” which they seldom are, because they are government schools, dead ends, and godless. In…

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