Daily Archives: September 22, 2017

Gary Rubinstein: Tennessee ASD Schools Get Lowest Possible Growth Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein has been watching the trajectory of the much-ballyhooed Tennessee Achievement School District. It was the pinnacle of reform chutzpah. Give us the lowest scoring schools in the state, said the reformers,…

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Kansas City: What Students in a Private School Thought About Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos visited Kansas City Academy, a progressive private school in Kansas City on her national tour promoting school choice. Probably she expected a Queen’s welcome but that’s not what happened. The students…

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I Taught At The XQ Houston Super School

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
On September 8th Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell-Jobs, purchased a prime time commercial free hour on the four major TV networks to broadcast something called XQ Super School Live.  Reformers were celebrating and…

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Jimmy Kimmel Explains the Latest GOP Health Care Bill

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has a personal stake in the health care debate. His newborn son had a heart condition that required expensive surgery. He began asking Washington insiders whether they thought…

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Whatever Happened to Total Quality Management?

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Heralded as an innovation that improved private sector companies, TQM swept across the educational landscape beginning in the late 1980s as a way of improving school performance. Where Did…

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