Daily Archives: May 22, 2017

Alan Singer: Who Is Grading Those High-Stakes Tests?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Alan Singer pulls back the curtain to reveal the dirty little secret behind the high-stakes exams that determine the fate of teachers, students, administrators, and schools. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5922bf13e4b0b28a33f62dcd Pearson hires minimally qualified people and…

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Peter Greene: What William Sanders Learned About Teachers by Studying Radioactive Cows

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We now know that William Sanders, the creator of Value-Added Measurement, which measures teacher quality with the methods of an agricultural statistician, is revered in the think tank world of D.C. But Peter…

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Education Week: Marketing the Charter School Market

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Education Week is a paradox. On one hand, it has many excellent reporters who check facts and write lucidly without partisanship. On the other, the corporate entity has become a selling platform for…

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Carol Burris: The Hoax of the National High School Rankings

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education, has written a brilliant critique of the rankings of America’s high schools. She looks specifically at Jay Mathews’ list of “America’s Most Challenging…

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Alternet: What You Need to Know about School Privatization in YOUR State

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Do you want to know where YOUR state stands in the race to privatize public money for private schools? Alternet has an excellent summary of the Network for Public Education report on school…

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Steven Singer: Charter Schools and Voucher Schools Are Virtually Identical

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steven Singer finds it annoying when corporate reformers insist that “charter schools are public schools.” He insists in this post that the two are almost the same. Neither is a public school, and…

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DeVos’ First 100 Days Marred By Rollbacks, Missteps And Blunders

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has insulted educators, rolled back student protections, threatened to take scarce money from public schools for private school vouchers, and all too often lived…

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CURMUDGUCATION: My 16 Rules

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. My 16 Rules Today I turn sixty, so it’s…

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