Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

Bret Wooten Asks Some Important Questions about Our National Investment in Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bret Wooten, a businessman in a small town in Texas, sent this letter to newspaper in the state. He asks whether we really care about our future if we neglect our most important…

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Sue M. Legg: Florida’s Budget Bill is a Train Wreck for Public Schools, a Boon for Charter Operators

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here we go with the Great Money Heist in Florida. HB7069 passed both houses of the legislature and will go to Governor Rick Scott for his signature. In two posts, Sue M. Legg…

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Audrey Amrein-Beardsley: The Top Ten Research-Based Reasons Why Standardized Tests Should NOT Be Used to Evaluate Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The value-added assessment model that was forced on states by Arne Duncan’s Race to the Top is starting to fall apart, in the courts and in the experience of every state compelled to…

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Teacher Appreciation Week Moments

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
I have been mostly teaching English II for the past ten years and exclusively English II for the past four. Next year, I will be teaching only English IV. I have not…

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Arizona Acts on Teacher Appreciation Day

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
From a reader: “The Arizona Legislature (Republican majority) just passed a bill to allow the hiring of uncertificated teachers. They also just opened up the voucher system to ALL students. Furthermore, they gave…

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My review of ‘letters to a young education reformer’

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
I was eager to receive Rick Hess’s latest book ‘letters to a young education reformer.’  Hess is the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a conservative think tank.…

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Teacher Appreciation Week is a Pathetic Joke!

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Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, America! All over the country, millions of educators can look forward to a free burrito. Or maybe an Arby’s sandwich. Or a complimentary donut. Because we REALLY appreciate teachers here. What a…

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