Daily Archives: May 9, 2017

A Poem in Favor of Humanity

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
2017 – it’s 2017 Who would think that in 2017 I would feel the need to have you read a poem in favor of humanity? I look out at my students what do I see?…

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Examination of New York City Charter School Success Misses the Mark | National Education Policy Center

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
BOULDER, CO (May 9, 2017) – In recent years, the nation has seen a debate regarding the effectiveness of charter schools and their impact on the larger school systems…

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Frank Adamson: Is Education a Choice or a Right?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Frank Adamson of Stanford University wrote a marvelous article that lays out the issues with enormous clarity and insight. To read the references and links, open the article. The United Nations has identified…

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Michael Hynes: This is What Education Should Be Today

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Hynes is the superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District on Long Island in New York. He has a progressive vision of what schools should be, and he is implementing it in the…

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Busted Pencils: THEY DID IT!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tim Slekar followed up his earlier post with an announcement that the war against the teaching profession in Wisconsin has reached a new low. He declared a victory for the far-right ALEC (American…

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Busted Pencils: Teacher Licenses Are Under Attack!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tim Slekar, dean of education at Edgewood College in Milwaukee, warns of the strategy that corporate reformers are using to undermine and destroy the teaching profession. They say there is a shortage. They…

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Why Republicans Blocked Vouchers in Texas

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary VanDeaver is a conservative member of the House of Representatives in Texas. On most of the hot-button social issues, he is a hardline conservative. But Representative VanDeaver of New Boston, Texas, opposes…

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The Rear-View Mirror on Personalized Learning

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Pupils are working on their own. The second and third grade reading class of 63 pupils … is using a learning center and two adjoining rooms. Two teachers and …

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Reaching Black Students Harder for White Teachers in the Age of Trump

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
“Not everything that can be faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” –James Baldwin “I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the…

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