Daily Archives: September 17, 2018

The Obsolete and Costly American Faith in Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Alyson Klein wrote a useful overview of emerging critiques of our national obsession with standardized testing. As Marc Tucker points out, we are likely the only country that tests every child every year.…

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Mitchell Robinson: Charter Schools in Michigan Have Done More Harm Than Good

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mitchell Robinson, professor of music education at Michigan State University, was invited to debate the question of charter schools in Michigan. He wrote this scintillating article. The counterpoint is linked inside the article.…

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Julie Vassilatos: How Will Rahm Be Remembered? What Will His Legacy Be?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Julie Vassilatos baked a cake to celebrate the announced retirement of Rahm Emanuel as mayor of Chicago. But she is laughing and crying. He wants to be remembered as “the education mayor.” Really.…

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Open Letters to Reformers I DON’T Know. Part V: Seven Figure Success Academy Donors

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
A few years back, I wrote a series of letters to ‘Reformers I know,’ trying to engage publicly with education reformers I was, at least at one time, on a friendly basis with.…

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Arc of Progressivism and “Grammar of Schooling” (Part 3)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
? ? Take your pick of above quotes (or choose both) and you have the kernel of the story of progressive reformers actively trying to alter traditional teaching and…

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