Daily Archives: May 18, 2018

2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than service members

The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while serving in the military. Initial estimates put the number killed at Santa Fe High School at eight, … Continue reading

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John Thompson: The Broad Superintendents and Their Agenda, Part 2

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and teacher in Oklahoma City, has written a three-part series about superintendents “trained” by the unaccredited Broad Superintendents Academy, financed by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. He writes: This…

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Texas: Are We Willing to Settle for Mediocrity?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jimmie Don Aycock was one of the best friends of public education in the state legislature. He fought for public schools when they were under siege by penny-pinching legislators who cut $5 Billion…

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Leonie Haimson: The New York Teacher Evaluation Mess

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Leonie Haimson weighs in on the mess created by Arne Duncan’s Race to the Top demand for a state teacher evaluation system based to a significant degree on test scores. Leonie says that…

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Arne’s Frankenstein Still Lives

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
New York and other states continue to be saddled with the toxic gift bestowed (i.e., imposed) as part of Arne Duncan and Barack Obama’s Race to the Top. When New York applied for…

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