Daily Archives: March 23, 2018

The Parkland Students’ Safety Manifesto

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The U.S.-based Guardian invited student journalists  at Marjory Stoneman Douglas to edit this issue. This article is a student manifesto about school security and student safety.  Please read their reasonable and thoughtful…

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Ohio: State Senate Wants to Drop VAM from Teacher Evaluations

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Ohio State Senate wants to drop changes in test scores from teacher evaluations. However, the Cleveland district objects because the superintendent clings stubbornly to standardized tests of students as a reasonable measure…

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Parkland Teachers’ “Impossible Choice”: Lock the Door or Hold It Open

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The U.S. edition of the Guardian invited student journalists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to guest edit today’s issue. The articles are outstanding. Most compelling is this one…

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Network for Public Education: A Report on Online Learning: What Every Parent Should Know

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The Network for Public Education has released an important report on online learning, directed at parents who need more information about the value of the time spent on computers and other devices…

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Carol Burris: Republicans Try to Pull a Fast One, with Vouchers for Military Families

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education, writes here about an alarming development. Republicans want to use Impact Aid to provide vouchers for military families, who don’t want them.…

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Arizona: Is This the Most Egregious Charter Scandal in a State with No Charter Accountability?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Arizona was long known as the Wild West of charters, but that was before Ohio, Florida, and Michigan jumped into the game. This charter scandal was so bad that even the president…

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Louisiana: Tensions Flare in Legislative Hearings about Charters and Race

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? A Democratic Representative from New Orleans, who is black, wants a moratorium on charters until there is an audit of their performance. A Republican State Senator who heads the Senate Education Committee,…

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Teachers Emerge As Strong Political Force for the Public Good in States with Austerity Budgeting

Originally posted on janresseger:
In an extraordinary NY Times piece, Dana Goldstein profiles the plight of public school teachers in Oklahoma, where salaries are third-lowest in the United States. Only in Mississippi and South Dakota are salaries lower for teachers.…

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Success Academies: “Reinventing High School” for the Few Who Remain.

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On March 22, 2018, I received the following promotional email from Success Academies (SA) CEO Eva Moskowitz regarding her SA high schools: Friends: I am excited to announce the latest addition to the Success Academy Ed…

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The Alt Right Has a Friend in Common Core

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
  ? Let’s say you’re a modern-day hipster Nazi. ? ? You’re bummed out. ? ? No one wants to hang out with you because of your bald head and your red suspenders and your commitment…

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