Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

D.C. Critic: Investigation of Graduation Rates Did Not Include Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Here is a curiosity. The recent investigation of graduation rates in the D.C. Public Schools–which revealed that one-third of the graduates lacked the minimum qualifications to graduate–did not include charter schools. Nearly…

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New Study Finds Little Variation Among Teacher Preparation Programs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Thanks to the efforts of people such as Bill Gates, Tom Kane, and Raj Chetty, the past several years have been dominated by blaming teachers for low test scores, despite the fact…

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Skeptical About the Texas Commission on School Finance

This morning I read an article in the Austin Statesman regarding the newly formed Texas Commision on School Finance. When I read the following comment by two prominent members of the panel, then I knew the whole process is/was doomed. … Continue reading

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Peter Greene: If Public Schools Copied No-Excuses Charter Schools, Then What?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Peter Greene, like Steven Singer, is unimpressed by Sarah Cohodes’ claim that no-excuses charter schools have solved the problem of low scoring students. Discipline! SLANT! No excuses! Look at the teacher! Walk…

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Have We Been Sitting Idly By While the Meaning of the Term “Public Education” Has Been Corrupted?

Originally posted on janresseger:
George Lakoff, the cognitive linguist now retired from the University of California at Berkeley, introduced many of us to the idea that metaphoric moral frames shape our political thinking.  Lakoff concludes his 1996 Moral Politics with…

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