Daily Archives: April 24, 2017

Manufactured Chaos in North Carolina as Legislature Mandates Class Size Reduction with No Funding

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
North Carolina public schools, once considered the best in the South, are under constant attack by the rightwing legislature. The latest salvo is an unfunded mandate to reduce class sizes in the early…

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Why Students Should Opt Out of State Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I am very glad that I attended public school during a time when we seldom, if ever, took a standardized test. On the rare occasion when we did, there were no consequences attached…

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Marion Brady: 34 Reasons Why Standardized Tests Are Useless

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Marion Brady, veteran educator, writes a list of reasons why standardized testing is a waste of precious time and money. It is a comprehensive list. I recommend that you read it.

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WSJ: Congress Is Going After Your Pension, Not Theirs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Today in the Wall Street Journal, a story that is enraging. The people with the best pension in the world want to slash yours! “The lucky participants in one of the best retirement…

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More Cartoons on Using Technology

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Yeah, I know I have been showing lots of cartoons about using technology. But I cannot help myself since I do laugh at how technologies have penetrated our (I…

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Texas: The True Goal of the School Choice Movement

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This article was written by Dan Currie, a member of Pastors for Texas Children. He explains that the real goal of the school choice movement is to eliminate public schools. He writes: Many…

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