Daily Archives: September 13, 2020

No Way To Treat A Scholar

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Success Academy is the largest and most controversial charter network in New York City. With over 15,000 students, Success Academy is known for their high state test scores. Though Success Academy has been…

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The Everyday Exhaustion of Teaching During a Global Pandemic

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Teaching is one of the few things in life that is not concerned with now. It is essentially about the future. We put all this time and energy into helping kids learn. Why? Not so that…

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My Review of Michael Cohen’s Book about Trump

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I just finished reading Michael Cohen’s new tell-all about his years as Donald Trump’s “fixer.” It is called Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump. Quite a lot…

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Richard Phelps Reviews Michelle Rhee’s Reforms, Part 2

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Richard Phelps was in charge of assessment in the last year of the reign of Michelle Rhee as superintendent of the District of Columbia Public Schools. In this post, he describes how difficult…

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Richard Phelps Reviews Michelle Rhee’s “Reforms,” Ten Years Later, Part 1

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A decade ago, Richard Phelps was assessment director of the District of Columbia Public Schools. His time in that position coincided with the last ten months of Michelle Rhee’s tenure in office. When…

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