Daily Archives: May 19, 2017

John Thompson: Demoralization in the Schools of Oklahoma and the Nation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and teacher, submitted this article: The Oklahoma City Public Schools is being clobbered by state budget cuts that could approach $50 million over two years. Anyone who doubts that money…

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South Carolina: A Principal Resigns Rather than Lie to His Staff and Families

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This story appeared on the blog of Patrick Hayes’ EdFirstSC. In Charleston, South Carolina, Principal Jake Rambo was ordered to evaluate his teachers based solely on the test scores of their students. Not…

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Cloaking Inequity: What NAEP Reveals About Charter Schools Vs. Public schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Julian Vasquez Heilig, a scholar at California State University in Sacramento, reports on a research project comparing the performance of charter schools to public schools, using state scores on the National Assessment of…

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Cartoons about Professors

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Everyone who is a teacher and administrator has graduated college. They have had professors as teachers. Those educators who have advanced degrees have even more experience with professors as…

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School Choice Leads to Segregation – Have You Heard

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Still have doubts? Pay a visit to Betsy DeVos’ hometown of Holland, Michigan like I did last week… MAY 18, 2017 by JENNIFER BERKSHIRE To see for yourself how…

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Hero of New CW Action Series to be a Charter School Principal

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Charter schools are incredibly contentious. ? They serve about 7% of American students, but siphon away funding from traditional public schools serving the majority of the population. ? They are rife with scandals: Many close…

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CURMUDGUCATION: So Now Failure Is Okay, Apparently

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational “reform” while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education. So Now Failure Is Okay, Apparently “Fail better,” says…

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