Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

Texas: AR-15 Assault Weapon Will Be Raffle Prize for School Charity

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New Caney school district in Texas is holding a raffle to raise money for Project Graduation. One of the prizes is an AR-15 assault rifle. This is the same weapon that has…

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Have You Heard? Truth in Edvertising

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jennifer Berkshire and historian Jack Schneider discuss a new phenomenon: schools that advertise for students. They identify one charter that spends $1,000 per student to recruit new ones. This is the new world…

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James Kirylo: “That Time of Year: Spring and Testing”

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Below is a guest post by my valued colleague, James Kirylo, who taught at Southeastern Louisiana University before accepting a position at the University of South Carolina. He has also taught at the…

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Teachers Practice MicroPolitics*

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Besides managing a classroom of 20 to 30 or more students, besides teaching lessons every day, teachers also practice politics. Arguing that superintendents and principals, in addition to their…

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Mitchell Robinson: The Danger of Silencing Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mitchell Robinson, professor of music education at Michigan State, writes a very sad story here about a dedicated teacher who was threatened with firing if she refused to name names. “Rachel [a pseudonym]…

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