Daily Archives: November 15, 2018

IF PEOPLE TALKED TO OTHER PROFESSIONALS THE WAY THEY TALK TO TEACHERS

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The AltSchool and Dreams of Personalization: One Teacher’s Perspective

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The AltSchool opened with high hopes. It was going to revolutionize education (you have heard that one before, haven’t you?). The school was designed by a former Google executive. Every student would have…

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Nellie Bowles: In America’s Schools, the Rich Get Teachers, the Poor Get Computers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a terrific article by Nellie Bowles in the New York Times about the “digital divide.” Amazing that the newspaper of record printed three articles on the same day by the same…

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Silicon Valley: “The Devil Lives in Our Phones.” Why Tech Experts Limit Access to Technology for Their Own Children.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times recently posted three articles, all written by Nellie Bowles, about the dangers of technology, the risk of addiction. I will post all three today. One technologist compared tech addiction…

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Bruce Baker’s New Book on School Finance Develops a Scathing Critique of Charter School Expansion

Originally posted on janresseger:
Rutgers University school finance professor, Bruce Baker’s new book, Educational Inequality and School Finance: Why Money Matters for America’s Students, covers the basics—how school finance formulas are supposed to work to ensure that funding for schools…

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Idaho Teachers/Staff Dressed as Border Wall and Mexicans Reinstated, Principal Remains Suspended

Originally posted on deutsch29:
The 14 Middleton (Idaho) teachers and staff who were placed on paid leave after dressing as the border wall and Mexicans on Halloween purportedly for an after-school “team building exercise” have been released to return to…

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