Daily Archives: October 26, 2018

The Progressive: Will the “Save Our Schools” Movement Determine the Election Results?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ruth Conniff, editor of “The Progressive,” suggests that the Save Our Schools Movement could be the determining factor in the midterm elections. She writes: The “education spring” protests, in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona,…

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This Is an Acronym You Should Remember: FUD

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I was wracking my brain trying to remember an acronym that is a basic tactic of negative public relations. I knew I had written about it but could not think of how ro…

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Advocates for Public Schools Have Good Reasons to Keep on Fighting Against Privatization and Corporate Reform

Originally posted on janresseger:
I was privileged to participate in the 5th Annual Conference of the Network for Public Education (NPE) in Indianapolis last weekend. This will be the last of a series of reflections on what I learned at…

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Arranging Classroom Furniture: A Glimpse into How Teachers Teach

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
How teachers arrange the furniture in classrooms gives a peek into how teachers teach. Look at these photos taken last year of elementary and secondary classrooms that have different…

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Are the PISA Education Tests Rigged?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There has long been concern that the PISA international tests are “fixed.” Years ago, Tom Loveless of the Brookings Institution criticized PISA for ignoring the selection of Chinese students that are tested. Loveless…

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XQ Is Taking Over TV To Make the Case That High School Hasn’t Changed in 100 Years. But Is That True? (Matt Barnum)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“Matt Barnum is Chalkbeat’s national reporter covering education policy and research. Previously he was a staff writer at The 74, the policy director for Educators for Excellence – New…

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Drilling Down into the “Grading the States” Report on School Privatization

Originally posted on janresseger:
I was privileged to participate in the 5th Annual Conference of the Network for Public Education (NPE) in Indianapolis this past weekend.  I have been posting  reflections about what I learned at this important meeting. One…

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