Daily Archives: August 25, 2022

Measuring Teacher Productivity: Fool’s Errand? — Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

The following post is one of a small group I have written over the past 13 years that have attracted the most readers. This one originally appeared in 2014. I have revised and updated it. Over the next month or … Continue reading

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Best Book of 2022 – Left Behind — tultican

By Thomas Ultican 8/24/2022 Lily Geismer has performed a great service to America. The Claremont McKenna College associate professor of history has documented the neoliberal takeover of the Democratic Party in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In her book, Left Behind: … Continue reading

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Peter Greene Explains the Hoax of the “School Choice” Fervor — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Peter Greene, retired teacher and brilliant writer, explains the real goals of the school choice movement, and how its rhetoric has shifted over the years from “saving children” to destroying public schools. He writes: A quick summary of the history, … Continue reading

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Texas: What You Need to Know About the Lt. Governor Race Today! — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Pastors for Texas Kids is sponsoring two discussions TODAY about public schools, in Lubbock and Amarillo. PUBLIC EDUCATIONAND YOU Front Runners for TexasLt. Governor Q&A Amarillo registration here: https://bit.ly/3QjZDyiLubbock registration here: https://bit.ly/3AcGTdb Mike Collier is confirmed for both cities. No … Continue reading

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“Dear Sweden: Let Me Tell You What a School Is”—It is Not a Business — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Filippa Mannerheim is a Swedish high school teacher and a critic of Sweden’s experiment in school privatization. She writes. Dear Sweden, let me tell you what a school is. A school educates and dares and can demand effort. Sweden has … Continue reading

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