Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Pasi Sahlberg: Finnish Teachers Are NOT the “Best and Brightest”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Pasi Sahlberg tries in this article to dispel the myth that Finnish teachers are specifically “the best and brightest.” He notes that misguided education leaders have tried to devise ways to attract the…

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Michigan: Governor Rick Snyder Accepts No Responsibility for His Failed School Reforms

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader sent a letter signed by Governor Rick Snyder and the State Superintendent Brian Whiston lamenting the poor performance of Michigan’s schools on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Please note that…

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Denis Smith: How Charter Schools Expose Republican Hypocrisy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Denis Smith explains how the charter industry has exposed Republican hypocrisy in his state of Ohio. As readers will be quick to point out, charters have also exposed the hypocrisy of Democrats who…

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In Michigan, Few Want to Become Teachers: Thanks, Betsy DeVos, Rick Snyder, and Arne Duncan!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Alternet published an article about the dire condition of teachers and teaching in Michigan. Nancy Derringer describes the growing crisis over the future of the profession in a state that treats teachers like…

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Florida Looks to Hide Minority Students with Accountability Waiver

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? What do you do with minority students? ? The state of Florida is looking to hide them under the rug. ? The state is seeking a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for certain…

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Valerie Strauss: What Betsy DeVos Has Accomplished in Six Months

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss describes the accomplishments of Betsy DeVos in her short time as Education Secretary. Most would think that such a list would cover less than a page, because none of her priorities…

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The NAACP Report: Why Are Charter Supporters Complaining?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Please read the NAACP report on charter schools. Ever since it was released, charter supporters have complained bitterly about the report and accused the NAACP of being paid off by the unions. This…

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