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I was asked to share the following video, which was prepared by ParentVoices NY. One of those parents is the father of two young children, one of whom is in second grade in Brooklyn. These are the ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 03:05 PM PST with 29 Recommends
Michelle Rhee: Won't debate without friends, doesn't have enough friends to debate at all. Michelle Rhee became a media star during her time as ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 33 comments on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 10:55 AM PST with 67 Recommends
Bill Gates Common Core, the Bill Gates-funded initiative to standardize education benchmarks across the country, is one of those issues that's drawing strong opposition from both left and right. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 50 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 11:43 AM PST with 30 Recommends
Tonight's guests are Diane Ravitch on TDS and Jack Andraka on Colbert. According to Wikipedia Diane Ravitch "is a historian of education, an educational policy analyst, and a research professor ...
by pgm 01
Comment Count 52 comments on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 07:50 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
According to Sarah Garland, an educational writer, the educational textbook industry continues to make record profits from public school system contracts: Testing will also likely remain a ...
by sgraffwriter
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
I suggest you take just about five minutes to listen to her talk with Steve Inskeep on Morning Edition on NPR take a listen here: and in case the embed does not show up on your computer, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 05:44 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Diane Ravitch, who served in the Department of Education of George H. Bush, has come to see the light in recent years, even going so far as to write a provocative and moving book about the ...
by sgraffwriter
Comment Count 39 comments on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 02:36 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
on many issues Jared Polis has been a strongly progressive Congressman. I knew that he and I did not see eye to eye on charter schools, but I often disagree on matters of policy with people I feel ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 180 comments on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 06:48 PM PDT with 83 Recommends
A brief note: education historian (and one time US Assistant Secretary of Education) Diane Ravitch has just published a new book:"Reign of Error". Friday night Ravitch appeared on New York City's ...
by rexxnyc
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 07:43 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Tonight on TDS, Jake Gyllenhaal, The Prisoners ; Kamau's got [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K1RcKJVbHA Gilbert Gottfried] ;and on TCR it's U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, TEACH Campaign .
by TiaRachel
Comment Count 30 comments on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 07:55 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
When faced with the many competing narratives of the religions of the world, comparative myth/religion scholar Joseph Campbell explained to Bill Moyers that Campbell did not reject religion, as ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 06:09 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
The testing, accountability, and choice strategies offer the illusion of change while changing nothing. They mask the inequity and injustice that are now so apparent in our social order. They do ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 37 comments on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 01:29 PM PDT with 118 Recommends
NYC isn't the only major Northeastern city whose long-serving mayor will be retiring next year: Boston's Tom Menino will be ending his twenty-year reign. His retirement, unlike Bloomie's, is ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 07:24 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Today, Diane Ravitch posted this blog , which reproduces a letter from Ron Maggiano, a Disney (and other) award winning teacher in Fairfax County about why he decided to leave the classroom after 33 ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:12 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
there is nothing better I can suggest than you go right now and read Problem vs. Solution: A Response . It was written by Deborah Meier as part of the Bridging Differences blog at Education Week / ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat May 18, 2013 at 12:25 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
which was written as a comment on this thread at Diane Ravitch's blog. . The presumption of Merit pay for teachers is that the impact of the teacher can in some fashion be immediately measured, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat May 11, 2013 at 12:56 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
The following is the contents of this blog post by Diane Ravitch , cross-posted here with her permission and encouragement. If you want to stop the corporate takeover of public education, this is a ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 05:44 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
By oft repeating an untruth, men come to believe it themselves. Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Melish, Jan. 13, 1812 The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees, in every object, ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 04:44 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
As she puts it in this brief post at her blog : In a blinding flash of insight, he sees the pattern on the rug of the corporate reform movement. She is referring to A Confederacy of Reformers by ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 147 comments on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 07:08 AM PDT with 413 Recommends
explanation - I posted a comment on a thread on Diane Ravitch's blog, and today she turned it into a post, which I reproduce below, using her formatting. Kenneth Bernstein is an award-winning NBCT ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM PDT with 23 Recommends