Daily Archives: May 10, 2018

New Mexico: Democratic Candidates Want to Reverse Skandera Policies—and They Should

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last night, three candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor in New Mexico debated, and the woeful state of education was a major issue. All three pledged to reverse the policies of Hanna…

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“Mister, No English”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A teacher in a big-city district in New York, posted this note on his Facebook page. I can’t give you the link because the teacher requested anonymity for fear of reprisals even though…

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DEY: The Corporate Hijacking of Early Childhood Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Defending the Early Years (DEY) is the premier organization advocating for early childhood education and play. This week, it launched its Two-Minute Documentary Series: Teachers Speak Out. In the first mini-documentary, public school…

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Jesse Hagopian: Teachers and Parents in Puerto Rico Boycott Standardized Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As the jaws of destruction and disruption approach to privatize their schools, teachers and parents at many schools in Puerto Rico have organized to boycott the standardized tests that will be used to…

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Kymberly Walcott: Stop Closing Our Schools!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This video features Kymberly Walcott, now a senior in Hunter College in New York City. She describes the terrible injustice of closing her high school, Jamaica High School. The idea that closing schools…

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School Closings Hurt Children and Communities

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top encouraged school Closings as a “reform,” but this turns out to be a destructive approach that hurts children and communities.  Rahm Emanuel and…

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Betsy DeVos Watch: Another speech at a religious university founded by Billionaire Christian Tom Monaghan

Originally posted on Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy:
As we reported on in December, Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education has a penchant for speaking at organizations or educational institutions that shares her ideological perspective.  It seems clear by…

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Teachers in AZ, WV, OK, KY, and CO Turn Narrative from Test Score Outcomes to Shortage of Inputs

Originally posted on janresseger:
In the New Yorker, E. Tammy Kim summarizes the meaning of the mass walkout by teachers last week in Arizona: “In Arizona and other states where teachers have recently gone on strike, pay is a central…

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