Daily Archives: May 11, 2018

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Want YOUR Ideas!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
According to James Shelton and Bob Hughes, respectively of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiate and the Gates Foundation, they want to hear from you! They don’t understand why there is such a big gap between…

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Laura Chapman on the Gates-Zuckerberg Alliance

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Laura Chapman reviewed the Gates-Zuckerberg alliance and their thoughts about next steps for reformers: Forget charter schools but not test scores. Here is where a big pot of money is going next. “Forget…

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Peter Greene: What Happens When Gates and Zuckerberg Pool Their Ideas? A Lot of Laughs!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene has fun dissecting a brainstorming session featuring tech titans and billionaires Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. He says, “They never learn.” Same old, same old, repackaged as new. The Bill &…

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The A-F School Accountability Rating

The Author has a very good idea. Every school with a poor grade (C, D, or F) should also post a list of all the politicians responsible for that school. It will serve as evidence that they are not taking … Continue reading

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Nancy Bailey: Beware of Tech Titans Bearing Gifts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nancy Bailey learned that the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative was giving $14 Million to the schools of Chicago to put more students online. Apparently no one in Chicago ever heard of the Trojan horse. Read…

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Ohio: Democrats Slam Auditor Dave Yost for Failing to Audit ECOT, Until Now

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Two years ago, the New York Times published a front-page story about the scandal of Ohio’s Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), which boasted “the largest graduation class in the nation” but also had…

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Jeff Bryant: Charter Schools Are an Existential Threat to the Survival of Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Readers of this blog will not be surprised to hear that charter schools create an enormous drain on public schools and cause damage to the great majority of children, who lose resources and…

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Can You Be a ‘Good Teacher’ Inside a Failing School? (JennyAbamu)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
This article appeared in EdSurge, April 2, 2018 “Jenny Abamu is an education technology reporter at EdSurge where she covers technology’s role in both higher education and K-12 spaces.…

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The Teacher Who Terrified Trump

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Th White House held a routine ceremony to honor the nation’s Teacher of the Year. But what was not routine was that the press was not allowed to hear her acceptance speech or…

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ALERT: GOP Legislature in Michigan Considering Legislation to Harm Teacher Education Programs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mitchell Robinson, a professor of music education at Michigan State University has published an urgent warning about ill-considered legislation that Michigan is considering in an attempt to punish teacher education programs. Ironically, only…

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