Daily Archives: October 11, 2017

Justin Parmenter: The Advice I Would Give Myself If I Were a First-Year Teacher

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Justin Parmenter is an English teacher in North Carolina and is nationally board certified. He recently was part of a professional conference where he was asked what advice he would give himself if…

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North Carolina: Students in Charter Schools Are Richer and Whiter Than Those in Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The News & Observer in North Carolina reports that charter schools have turned into havens for white flight. Twenty-nine percent of charter schools are 80% or more white, compared to only 14% of…

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Whatever Happened to the Public Audit of K-12 Inc. in California?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In June 2016, California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson called for an official audit of the for-profit K-12 Inc. virtual charter school after an expose of its shoddy results in the San Jose Mercury…

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Oklahoma: Virtual Charter School Posts High Profits, Low Graduation Rate, Low Test Scores: DeVos Loves Them!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Oklahoma has an online charter school that is growing “at breakneck speed,” but producing pathetic results for students. This is not unusual. It is typical for online charter schools to recruit students, experience…

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To Sit or Stand, That is the Question?

Each week for the last 14 months we have watched various protests during the National Anthem at professional sports games. Currently, the National Football League is front in center on the stage with many player protesting each week by kneeling … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS! VAM Is Dead in Houston!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
After a long court fight in Houston, the school district agreed not to use value-added scores to evaluate teachers, because it was unable to explain what the algorithms for evaluating teacher performance meant…

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Education Post Touts Failing Chicago Charter To Give Free Publicity To TFA

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Teach For America has done a lot of rebranding over the past few years.  For most of their existence, TFA has had to deal with criticism that their corps members are not very…

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