Daily Archives: December 12, 2017

Gary Rubinstein: Will Reformer Michael Johnston Please Stop Boasting About His “Miracle ” School?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein knows Michael Johnston from his days in Teach for America. He wishes Mike would stop telling tall tales about the school he briefly ran. Mike said that the school he ran…

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Betsy DeVos Watch: The Education Secretary once again speaks to an organization that the Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation gives money to

Originally posted on Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy:
One pattern, which has emerged in the first year that Betsy DeVos has served as Secretary of Education, is that she has a tendency to speak at events hosted by organizations…

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David C. Berliner on the Latest International Test Scores: It’s Poverty, Not Common Core, That Matters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A few days ago, I wrote a post speculating about whether Common Core had caused the decline in forth grade reading scores on the latest international test. David C. Berliner, one of our…

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Betsy DeVos – Extreme Image Makeover as Champion of Special Needs Children

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Meet Betsy DeVos, Champion of Students With Special Needs. ? At least that’s who she’s pretending to be this week. ? The wealthy Republican mega-donor who bought her position as Secretary of Education published an…

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Bill Phillis: Betsy DeVos Never Heard of “the Common Good”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Phillis is a tireless crusader for public schools in Ohio. He writes: “U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ troubling remarks at Jeb Bush’s November 30 National Summit on Education Reform” “Not a word…

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France to Ban Cell Phones in Lower Grades

Originally posted on deutsch29:
An issue that poses major distraction in classrooms around the globe: Student usage of cellular technology. And because of both the convenience and widespread usage of cell phones, contemporary teachers and admin are faced with student…

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