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  •  Thanks for the diary. (1+ / 0-)
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    quill

    It started out strong, and I was excited to see where it was going, because I wanted to forward it to my co-workers, so that they could see what's really happening in our district, our state, and in the nation.

    However, there was so much more that didn't get said, that I don't think the diary would serve my purpose.  It works for DK readers, because they already know what's going on, but it won't make the connection for the teachers at my school, that our new, "rigorous" curriculum does not come from a benign source.

    I would deeply appreciate having a clear, well-supported explanation that would make it obvious to those many teachers who simply go along politely, no matter what rot they're told, that these changes are not only deliberate, but darkly destructive.

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      education researcher Diane Ravitch's blog?

      She makes a lot of good arguments about the dangers of privatization and how incessant testing is the necessary precursor for the takeover of our schools by inferior for-profit curriculum.  Her posts and links may be good sources of information to share with your co-workers.

      http://dianeravitch.net/

      "We have to remain constantly vigilant to prevent raids by those who would selfishly exploit our common heritage for their private gain." Harry Truman

      by Helena Handbag on Sun May 20, 2012 at 08:43:42 PM PDT

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