Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

Those attending the MSU ribbon-cutting ceremony were greeted by anti-Betsy DeVos protestors in Grand Rapids

Originally posted on Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy:
Earlier today, MSU students organized a demonstration at the new MSU medical building on the corner of Monroe and Michigan in downtown Grand Rapids. The reason for the protest, was due…

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Over Half a Million Views! YOU Did It!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thanks to your efforts, the inaugural video about the fight to save public schools from privatization has reached over half a million viewers. In addition, it has been logged in by over a…

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Leonie Haimson: Why Eva Moskowitz’s Former Lawyer Should Not Be Allowed to Open Her Own Charter School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Leonie Haimson, unpaid CEO of Class Size Matters and New York City’s foremost parent advocate, has written a letter to the SUNY charter committee explaining why Eva Moskowitz’s former chief attorney for the…

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Yong Zhao: Why Americans Should NOT Copy Chinese Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Yong Zhao was born and educated in China. He has studied Chinese and American education for many years. He is currently “a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University…

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Study: NAEP Does Not Assess Critical Thinking Skills: No Standardized Test Can Do That

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss reports on an important new study by a group at Stanford University led by historian Sam Wineburg. NAEP supporters say that the tests are able to measure skills that other standardized…

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Emily Talmadge: Be Like Lisa

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Emily Talmadge salutes Lisa Haver, who wrote an article in a Philadelphia newspaper asking why the billionaires who play with public schools are never held accountable. She recommends that all of us should…

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Cartoons and Stories of Students and Lawyers

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For this month, I am combining those often repeated howlers that students write  on tests and say in class with a selection of actual back-and-forths between trial lawyers and…

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Two but Not Two Frauds: STEM and Education Technology

Originally posted on tultican:
Last year, IBIS Capital produced a report for EdTechXGlobal stating, “Education technology is becoming a global phenomenon, … the market is projected to grow at 17.0% per annum, to $252bn by 2020.” Governments in Europe and…

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