Daily Archives: September 19, 2018

Carol Burris: Is California’s Ban on For-Profit Charters Real or A Hoax?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When the California Charter Schools Association celebrates the passage of a bill banning for-profit charters, it raises questions about how much the law matters. Carol Burris has closely studied waste, fraud, and abuse…

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Report: US Shortchanged Public Schools by Hundreds of Billions of Dollars Over Decades

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Fun Fact: Between 2005 and 2017, the federal government withheld $580 billion it had promised to spend on students from poor families and students with disabilities. ? Fun Fact: Over that same period, the personal…

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The NAEP proficiency myth

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Excellent essay about the manipulation and misappropriation of education assessments to “prove” the public schools are FAILING.   “On May 16, 2016 I got into a Twitter argument with…

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Sue Legg: Behind the Scenes in the Battle for Public Schools in Florida

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sue Legg is a retired assessment and evaluation expert who worked for three decades at the Florida Department of Education; she is past president of the Alachua County (Florida) League of Women Voters.…

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Rising Tide Fails to Lift All Boats; School Test Scores Track Widening Inequality

Originally posted on janresseger:
For anybody who wants to understand the reasons for low academic test sores and to learn why schools cannot quickly institute reforms and turn around lagging school achievement, Matthew Desmond’s extraordinary piece in Sunday’s NY Times…

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“Personalized Learning”: The Difference between a Policy and a Strategy

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“Personalized learning”–and whatever it means–has been the mantra for policymakers. technology entrepreneurs, and engaged practitioners for the past few years. Mention the phrase and those whose bent is to…

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Richard Phelps’ Deep Dive Into the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation/Institute, and More

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On September 16, 2018, researcher and consultant Richard Phelps sent me an email; in the subject line, he wrote, “your work is cited, referenced, and mentioned throughout.” The body of the email included a single link, Common…

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