Daily Archives: March 7, 2019

Florida: Teachers Want a Salary Increase, Not Bonuses

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The Florida Legislature is getting set to modify its “best and brightest” teacher bonus, which gave incentives to students who had high SAT/ACT scores in high school. Almost every teacher in the…

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Education Week: Charter High Schools Have Lower Graduation Rates Than Public High Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Education Week conducted a survey of graduation rates and discovered that charter high schools have lower graduation rates than public high schools. Of course, charter apologists had many explanations and excuses…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY March 7, 1965: Bloody Sunday

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
#tdih 1965 Bloody Sunday. Although many people are aware of the violent attacks during Bloody Sunday, white repression in Selma was systematic and long-standing. Selma was home to Sheriff Jim…

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New School Finance Report Confirms Funding Shortages Striking Teachers Have Been Showing Us

Originally posted on janresseger:
For nearly two decades the preferred spin of policymakers at federal and state levels has been that financial investments (inputs) are far less important than evidence of academic achievement (outcomes as measured by standardized tests). And…

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