Daily Archives: December 4, 2020

Matt Farmer: (Who’s Gonna) Pardon Me?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Matt Farmer, Chicago lawyer, friend of teachers, and occasional country-western singer and composer, has written a new song. I remember Matt well from his days when he held a mock trial for billionaire…

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Farhad Manjoo: The Pandemic Brings Good Times to Billionaires

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Farhad Manjoo is an opinion writer for the New York Times. In this column, he says that the wealth of American billionaires has grown dramatically during the pandemic. We know that millions of…

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Combating Standardized Testing Derangement Syndrome (STDs) in the English Language Arts

Originally posted on Bob Shepherd | Praxis:
The dirty secret of the standardized testing industry is the breathtakingly low quality of the tests themselves. I worked in the educational publishing industry at very high levels for more than twenty years. I…

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Will the State Senate Punish Ohio’s 1.6 Million Public School Students by Letting School Funding Reform Die?

Originally posted on janresseger:
The Ohio House Finance Committee voted unanimously (32-0) on Wednesday to refer Substitute House Bill 305, the proposal for a new Fair School Funding Formula, to the full Ohio House for approval. And late yesterday afternoon,…

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Texas: Republicans Fighting to Defund Lobbying for Public Institutions, Including Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The big battle this coming year in the Texas Legislature is about whether public agencies will be allowed to lobby for their interests. No one argues that private interests should be banned from…

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