Daily Archives: October 12, 2020

A Medical Scientist Speaks Out About Children and COVID

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader who is a scientist wrote to ask why I posted the views of an economist about children and COVID instead of those of a medical researcher. She sent me this interview…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bob Shepherd: The Hoax of Standardized Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bob Shepherd is an editor, author, and recently retired teacher in Florida. He worked for many years as a developer of curriculum and assessments. He posted this comment here. Combating Standardized Testing Derangement…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

John Thompson Reviews “School’s Out” About Pandemic

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and retired teacher in Oklahoma, reviews Alec MacGillis’ “School’s Out,” a book about the response of schools and teachers to the pandemic. My takeaway: It’s tough to write a book…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Will November Election Bring an End to Betsy DeVos’s War on Public Education?

Originally posted on janresseger:
In the midst of the most politically chaotic month I can remember, it seems important to imagine something worth hoping for.  Consider this:  If Donald Trump is defeated in the November election, after January, Betsy DeVos…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment