Daily Archives: November 5, 2018

A Great Editorial on the Importance of Truth and Facts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Please read this editorial, written by Kevin McDermott of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/mcdermott-on-eve-of-midterms-trump-and-the-gop-have/article_d12a2f48-da76-5e6d-8cfa-54705e41f6e8.html “In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe…

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Ann Cronin: A Revised Ten Commandments for Donald Trump

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ann Cronin is a retired educator, now consultant, in Connecticut. This post appeared on her blog. You are familiar, perhaps, with the Ten Commandments in the Bible. If not, refer to Ann Cronin’s…

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Arthur Camins: Schools Must Teach the Duty to Vote, Which Matters More Than Test Scores

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In close elections, every vote counts. Young people fought to lower the voting age from 21 to 18, but the youngest voters have low voting rates. Arthur Camins writes that schools must encourage…

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Oprah and Stacey Abrams in Conversation: An Inspiring Augury of a Brighter Future

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Please watch this. Oprah speaks and rallies the crowd on behalf of Stacey Abrams. She is excellent. Then she introduces Stacey, and they talk. I loved the conversation. I loved Stacey Abrams. She…

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Why Principals Differ: Joe, Ralph, and Edna

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The film Lean on Me portrays high school principal Joe Clark in Paterson, New Jersey in the early 1980s rescuing a school mired in violence and poor academic performance.…

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