Daily Archives: February 3, 2020

TIME Magazine: How the “Reform” Movement Has Failed America

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This article just appeared in TIME magazine, explaining how the “education reform” movement has failed America.  This short article encapsulates the themes of my book SLAYING GOLIATH. Piling on tests and punishments for…

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Ken Futernick: Teacher Stories

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Several years ago, I met Ken Futernick, then a professor of education at Cal State University in Sacramento, where he was director for the Center for Teacher Quality. He shared with me a…

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The Ongoing Study of How and When Teachers Should Praise Students

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? ? Should teachers praise their students? ? ? It’s a simple question with a multiplicity of answers. ? ? A 2020 study published in the journal Educational Psychology concludes that teachers who use praise see…

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A Republican Asks: What Does the Republican Party Stand For?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stuart Stevens is a Republican political consultant who is helping the campaign of former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, who is running against Trump in Republican primaries that still allow opposition candidates. In an…

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Dallas: Charter Operator Sentenced to 7 Years, Then Claims Bonus

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The charter industry is overrun with scandals because charter laws do not require accountability and transparency. Theft, conflicts of interest, nepotism, and fraud are a feature, not a bug. A charter operator in…

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EdChoice Voucher Negotiations Break Down in Ohio: Four Questions Must Be Addressed in 60-Day Delay

Originally posted on janresseger:
Rancor and confusion over the issue of EdChoice private school tuition vouchers filled the chambers of the Ohio Legislature all last week. In anticipation of the February 1st date when families were supposed to start signing…

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