Daily Archives: May 25, 2018

Jake Jacobs: Test-Based Teacher Evaluation is Absurd

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jake Jacobs, an art teacher in New York, commends Cynthia Nixon for calling for the repeal of New York State’s teacher evaluation law, which was imposed to comply with Race to the Top.…

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Eunice Han: Teachers’ Unions Improve Teacher Quality

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Supreme Court will soon issue an opinion in the Janus case, which will have a big impact on unions if Janus wins as most observers expect, by reducing their membership, revenues, and…

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Betsy DeVos Watch: Promoting Private Education, New York fundraisers and references to Acton Institute founder Fr. Robert Sirico

Originally posted on Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy:
On May 16th, Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, was once again speaking at an event hosted by an organization that funds private, religious education. DeVos was the featured speaker at a…

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Teachers’ Walkouts Define the Danger of the Corporate Agenda to Destroy Public Education

Originally posted on janresseger:
In his fine book, The One Percent Solution, political economist Gordon Lafer explains how powerful, moneyed interests have quietly taken advantage of the relatively invisible politics of state government to undermine public education.  Public school governance…

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