Daily Archives: April 11, 2018

The Network for Public Education Action Fund Endorses Tony Thurmond For California State Superintendent

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? The Network for Public Education Action Fund is pleased to endorse Tony Thurmond for the post of State Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of California. As an organization, we…

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How Tests May Be Used to Privatize Public Schools, for Fun and Profit

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? A blogger who is a middle-school teacher with 30 years of experience writes here about how tests are the entry point for privatization. The privatized schools won’t get better schools but once…

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Fake Teachers, Fake Schools, Fake Administrators Courtesy of DPE

Originally posted on tultican:
The destroy public education movement (DPE) has given us teach for America (Fake Teachers), Relay Graduate School (Fake Schools) and the Broad Superintendents Academy (Fake administrators). None of these entities are legitimately accredited, yet they are…

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Puerto Rico Will Experiment with Shock Doctrine Education Reform

Originally posted on janresseger:
Even though our education-disrupter-in-chief, Arne Duncan, has moved to the private sector to work for Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective, L.L.C., we should not expect his kind of thinking in education to disappear. Duncan—purveyor of disruption…

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NAEP and John White’s Computer-Based-Testing Hypocrisy

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Concerned about the low NAEP scores he saw prior to public release, Louisiana state superintendent John White petitioned the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) regarding bias against students who lack experience…

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Peter Greene: The Failure of “Reform”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Peter Greene has written about the harsh, punitive test-and-punish regime called “reform” for several years. Teacher evaluation by test scores of students. Charter schools promising to close achievement gaps. Vouchers. Turnarounds. Closing…

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G.F. Brandenburg: Reform Has Failed, in the U.SA. and D.C.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Retired teacher Guy Brandenburg went to the National Press Club to observe the official release of the NAEP scores for 2017, released one year after the tests were offered in every state to…

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Florida Teachers: Dont Give Governor Scott Credit for Our Hard Work

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The Florida Education Association decries Governor Scott’s efforts to take credit for Florida’s test scores on NAEP. He and his allies in the Legislature have been consistently hostile to public schools and…

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