Daily Archives: October 17, 2019

Chicago Teachers Union Will Strike Starting Thursday

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The Chicago Teachers Union announced that it would begin a strike on Thursday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is paying the price for years of neglect under Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Mayor Richard Daley.…

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Common Core Salesman Michael Petrilli: *Economics Affect NAEP, but Stay the Ed-Reform Course*

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On October 15, 2019, I read a report produced by Thomas B. Fordham Institute (TBF) president, Michael Petrilli, entitled, “Fewer Children Left Behind: Lessons from the Dramatic Achievement Gains of the 1990s and 2000s.” This 2019…

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Elijah Cummings: This Is What Greatness Looks Like

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The following story appeared in the Washington Post. Elijah Cummings was a man of conviction. We will miss him. Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democratic leader and regular Trump target, dies at 68 His office…

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