Daily Archives: May 1, 2018

Teachers of the Year Confront DeVos about Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Betsy DeVos has spent decades advocating for school choice. What a shock for her when she met the teachers of the year and they told her that charters and vouchers were defunding…

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Ohio: How Would You Grade John Kasich’s Legacy in Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? When I saw that the Thomas B. Fordham Institute was grading the education legacy of John Kasich, I knew we would not agree. Its report begins by crediting Kasich for copying Jeb…

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Ralph Ratto: Choosing Between My Students and the Institution

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Ralph Ratto is an elementary teacher in New York. He wrote a tweet during testing time. A principal—not his own—saw the tweet and reported him. He was in trouble.  He wrote the…

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Chris Churchill: For Better Schools, Ditch Standardized Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The United States has required every child in grades 3-8 to take standardized tests in math and reading every year since NCLB was signed into law in 2002. No high-performing nation does this.…

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Testing: A Modest Proposal

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? To my knowledge, the United States is the only nation in the world that requires students to take standardized tests every year from grades 3-8. I believe that it is surely the…

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Walkouts by Teachers Spread to Arizona and Colorado

Originally posted on janresseger:
The Economic Policy Institute’s Sylvia Allegretto identifies the teacher pay gap in all the states: the difference between average salaries for schoolteachers and for other college graduates. Arizona and Colorado, where teachers walked out last Thursday…

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