Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

Valerie Strauss: New D.C. Chancellor Under Scrutiny for Budget Deficits in Oakland

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
If you have been reading this blog, you have already read about Antwan Wilson’s fiscal problems in Oakland, which he left behind to become the Chancellor of the D.C. schools. D.C. copied New…

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Kristina Rizga: Should Silicon Valley Redesign American Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Kristina Rizga, who writes about education for “Mother Jones,” dug deep into the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiatives’s plan to redesign American education and produced this article. It is titled “Inside Silicon Valley’s Big Money Push…

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Creating a Charter or Voucher School is Like Designing a Utopia – Biases Prevail

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Create your own Utopia! ? Go ahead! Don’t be shy! ? What kind of government would you like? Republic, Monarchy, Dictatorship, Anarchy? Some combination or original system? ? It’s all up to you. ? How…

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Betsy DeVos Belatedly Discovers the 1983 Report, A Nation At Risk, and Gallup

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On November 30, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos addressed Jeb Bush’s ed reform organization, Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE), at its national summit in Nashville, Tennessee. DeVos was on the FEE board of directors…

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Mercedes Schneider: Raising Test Scores Is Not the Purpose of Teaching or Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider discusses a study that was reported in Education Week. The study concluded that teachers from alternative certification programs such as Teach for America get students to produce test scores there are…

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“We Want Our Money Back!” – The Rallying Cry of the 99% After GOP Tax Scam Passes Senate

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
We want our money back! Every penny! With interest! Do you hear us, Republican Senators? Early this morning while most of us slept, you passed a $1.5 trillion tax giveaway to the wealthiest people in America!…

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How To Get Your Mind To Read (Daniel Willingham)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
? “Daniel T. Willingham (@DTWillingham) is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and the author, most recently, of ‘The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding…

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Betsy DeVos Has Very Poor Work Habits, Unexcused Absences, High Rates of Truancy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We know that Trump likes to get away to the golf course every weekend, preferably at one of his own resorts. He is not used to working long days, every day. Neither does…

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Peter Greene Is Very Depressed after Passage of the Senate Tax Bill

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Having watched the non-debate about the GOP Tax bill in the Senate, having seen it rushed through without time for anyone to read what was in it, knowing that the bill is very…

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Laura Chapman on “Educators for Excellence”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Laura Chapman writes: “E4E requires teachers to sign a “pledge” that endorses VAM as a component of their evaluation. I do not understand why anyone would sign a pledge to any organization that…

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