Daily Archives: January 30, 2019

Democrats Will Introduce Bill for Massive Investment in Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Will Republicans in Senate kill it? Will Trump veto it? It’s an important step towards recognizing that public schools—not charters or vouchers— are the basic foundation of education and democracy. ? January 30,…

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Bob Shepherd: How Long Will the Love Affair with Standardized Testing Go On?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
As a nation, we are hypnotized by standardized tests and the scores they produce. We forget that the tests and the answers are written by human beings. The tests are not objective, except…

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By Striking, Teachers Are Demonstrating Society’s Failure to Value our Children and Their Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
The 30,000 striking teachers in Los Angeles won better conditions for their students —smaller class size maximums, more counselors, librarians and nurses and an addition of 30 Community Schools with wraparound medical and social services for…

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