Daily Archives: August 24, 2018

Wesley Null on the Power of Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wesley Null, teacher educator and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, reflects on that feeling you get right before school starts, a feeling of anticipation and a new…

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Ohio: Four Radioactive Politicians Who Helped ECOT Milk $1 Billion from Taxpayers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Denis Smith writes here about four elected officials, now standing for re-election, who stood by and watched (or helped) the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) as it drained money from the state’s public…

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NYC Charter School Diva Eva Moskowitz and Problems at Success Academy High School

Originally posted on janresseger:
You will remember Eva Moskowitz, the New York City diva of no-excuses charter schools. In 2016, Moskowitz was paid by her board—made up of the city’s wealthy hedge funders—salary, bonuses and benefits of $782,175 to run…

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Cartoons on Efficiency and Productivity

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For the past 35 years of school reform, business practices and, yes, even metaphors–“the bottom line,” “return on investment,” and titles such as “CEO” and “Director” have been present…

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Cartoons on Efficiency and Productivity

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
I have been thinking and writing about the concepts of efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity in different occupations. A question crossed my mind: how do cartoonists look at these concepts?…

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VIDEO: College Board’s Capriciousness in Scoring the June 2018 SAT

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
The College Board’s June 2018 administration of the SAT continues to draw organized criticism. As noted in my August 04, 2018, post, a number of June 2018 SAT test takers have noted…

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