Daily Archives: September 20, 2018

The Letter I Wrote about Changing NAEP Achievement Levels: You Should Write One Too!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The National Assessment Governing Board, the federal agency in charge of the NAEP assessments, is aware that the achievement levels (Basic, Proficient, Advanced) are being misused. They are considering tinkering with the definitions…

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Florida: The Hidden Costs of Charter School Privatization

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Florida has about 650 charter schools. Nearly half the charter schools in the state operate for profit. Charter schools on average do not get better results than public schools. Charter schools are rife…

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Tax Cuts Part I: What State Tax Cuts Mean for K-12 Public Education

Originally posted on janresseger:
Professor of school law, Derek Black writes: “School funding formulas are one of the most arcane and obscure elements of public policy one can imagine.”  Maybe that’s why most of us lose a sense of the…

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