Monthly Archives: April 2018

John Thompson: What’s the Matter with Deborah Gist’s Tulsa?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? John Thompson, teacher and historian in Oklahoma, writes here about Deborah Gist, now superintendent in Tulsa, formerly State Superintendent in Rhode Island during the infamous mass firing of the staff at Central…

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The “Learning Engineer” of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? A reader recently noted that the multi-billion dollar Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative had hired Dr. Bror Saxberg to lead their efforts “to improve and accelerate the use of learning science and ‘learning engineering.” Before…

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Story of ECOT Fraud Becoming Political Issue for Ohio’s May 8 Primary Election

Originally posted on janresseger:
This week here in Ohio we had one more confirmation that the notorious Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), which was shut down by the state at the end of January, has been intentionally defrauding the state…

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Louisiana Vouchers vs. Louisiana Vouchers: Another Festival of Nothing

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
The University of Arkansas (UArk) has a Department of Ed Reform (EDRE) funded by the Waltons, who spend untold millions (billions?) promoting school choice in the form of charters and vouchers. Thus…

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The Death of the Teenage Mind!

From a political standpoint, ed deformers and Betsy Devos are doing their part to destroy public education but there is actually a greater danger at work. It will possibly do more damage than Bill Gates, Betsy Devos, Eli Broad, and the … Continue reading

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Breaking News:Cynthia Calls for Repeal of Cuomo’s Failed Teacher Evaluations!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? This just in! Cynthia Nixon calls for repeal of test-based evaluation of teachers. This law was passed to meet the non-evidence-based demands of Race to the Top. It has been a complete…

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My Explanation: Why Teachers Are Walking Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? This is a historic moment. Teachers have walked out in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kentucky. Today they walk out in Arizona and Colorado. There will be more. Huffington Post invited me to…

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The Teachers’ Strikes Are Just the Beginning

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The spring of 2018 may well be remembered as the beginning of a mass movement by working people against the domination of corporations and the 1%. The leadership in red states and…

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An Interview with Kenneth Zeichner about Relay Graduate School of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Professor Kenneth Zeichner of the University of Washington has studied and written extensively about teacher education. In this interview, he sharply criticizes the “independent teacher prep programs” that have sprung up in…

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DeVos Diminishes Civil Rights Enforcement, Violates Education Department’s Mission

Originally posted on janresseger:
There continue to be warning signs that Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education is backing away from its responsibility to protect students’ civil rights: The NY Times‘ Erica Green reported this week on a new protocol by…

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