Daily Archives: October 12, 2014

October 12, 2014 – NATIONAL GUMBO DAY – NATIONAL FARMERS DAY – NATIONAL FREETHOUGHT DAY – NATIONAL COSTUME SWAP DAY – CLERGY APPRECIATION DAY

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October 11, 2014 – GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY – NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY – NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

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The Power of a First Grade Teacher (Selma Wassermann)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
So many adults can remember public school teachers who have had super-sized influence on them in elementary and secondary school classrooms. Stories of how teachers turned around an ill-behaved…

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Does Poverty Matter? Look at Scores on the Student Affluence Test (SAT)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
How many times have you heard people like Bill Gates, Arne Duncan, Joel Klein (remember him?) and other so-called reformers say that poverty doesn’t matter, that poverty is an excuse for poor teaching?…

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Machiavelli in America and One Response to this Social Illness

Originally posted on 34justice:
Tom Block is an author, playwright and artist, whose work spans more than two decades.  In this blog post, Tom introduces us to his political antidote to our Machiavellian political sphere.  Adapted from his book, Machiavelli…

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Most Absurd Article of the Day

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is one of the silliest, most embarrassing articles I have read in a very long time. It was allegedly written by two teachers as a rebuke to Carol Burris, the experienced high…

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