Monthly Archives: March 2021

Standardized Testing During a Pandemic is Stupid. And Cruel.

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
When the Biden administration announced that schools across the nation would have to give standardized tests during the global Coronavirus pandemic this year, America’s teachers let out a collective sigh of disgust. If it had to…

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Diane Ravitch Offers Pithy Prescription to Help Secretary of Education Cardona Remedy Education Policy

Originally posted on janresseger:
By 2010, there were a lot of people who had grown very concerned about the No Child Left Behind Act and the use of annual high-stakes testing to identify so-called “failing” schools. It was a federal…

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Beware: Here Is How to Wreck Your State’s Public Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
Many state legislatures are currently considering new private school tuition vouchers or planning to expand long running voucher programs, tuition tax credit vouchers, and education savings account vouchers. Ohio provides a stark warning about the potential…

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The Adjacent Darwin Awards 2021

The Darwin Awards salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally remove themselves from it in a spectacular manner! With that in mind I am creating the “Adjacent Darwin Awards”. These will recognize people for doing … Continue reading

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My Latest: 20 Years of Failed Reforms

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I wrote this article for The Progressive. It describes the failed bipartisan consensus of the past 20 years. It’s my view of what Joe Biden needs to do to reverse the toxic legacy…

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