Saturday, July 28, 2012

This could be huge: Embedded flaw in high stakes test renders it useless in Texas | Seattle Education

This could be huge: Embedded flaw in high stakes test renders it useless in Texas | Seattle Education:


This could be huge: Embedded flaw in high stakes test renders it useless in Texas



They say that everything grows big in Texas and I must say that this could go into that category.
From the New York Times,
A Serious Design Flaw Is Suspected in State Tests:
The students’ improved grasp of mathematical concepts stunned Walter Stroup, the University of Texas at Austin professor behind the program. But at the end of the year, students’ scores had increased only marginally on state standardized TAKS tests, unlike what Mr. Stroup had seen in the classroom.
A similar dynamic showed up in a comparison of the students’ scores on midyear benchmark tests and what they received on their end-of-year exams. Standardized test scores the previous year were better predictors of 

School Tech Connect: Diane Ravitch In Detroit

School Tech Connect: Diane Ravitch In Detroit:


Diane Ravitch In Detroit

Diane Ravitch at AFT in Detroit.



I'm some kind of weirdo. When I was a kid, Al Shanker was one of my true personal heroes. I read every column he ever wrote. Then, when I was a young teacher, Jonathan Kozol was my guiding light. Now Diane Ravitch is having her turn at bat. She's an amazing, inspiring person, and when I'm too tired to write about these issues or to go gather signatures on a petition, I remind myself that Diane Ravitch has probably accomplished more on a Monday morning than I have by Friday afternoon.

She covers the whole thing here with unrelenting honesty.

Diane Ravitch speaks truth to power - AFT - A Union of Professionals

AFT - A Union of Professionals - Diane Ravitch speaks truth to power:


Diane Ravitch speaks truth to power

Introduced by AFT president Randi Weingarten as "the epitome of speaking truth to power," education scholar and activist Diane Ravitch hit all the right notes July 28 at the AFT convention, speaking against policymakers who blame teachers for school conditions beyond their control, and sharply criticizing education cuts that threaten public schools.
Diane Ravitch
Watch video: Diane Ravitch addresses delegates at the AFT Convention.
In a speech punctuated by frequent applause, Ravitch lambasted the so-called reform movement for criticizing public education and favoring privatization. In fact, test scores are higher than ever, she said, though the reformers will never admit it. "We should be thanking our nation's teachers, but reformers keep up a steady drumbeat of criticism."
Struggling schools need help, not the firings and closings they face. "Firing teachers is not a school improvement strategy," Ravitch pointed out. "Firing teachers creates turmoil and churn and instability." Closing schools is equally destructive. "Killing a neighborhood school is like 

Big Education Ape Nite Cap 7-28-12 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2



James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."

A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAP




AFT Convention 2012 - AFT Video Gallery

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AFT - A Union of Professionals - AFT Video Gallery: AFT Video Gallery [image: Convention] Read the latest digital edition of *AFTerwords*, the daily summary of the AFT's convention proceedings. Watch the day's featured video. [image: AFTERwords Friday] [image: Diane Ravitch] Diane Ravitch addresses delegates at the AFT Convention. Watch all convention videos here.

Diane Ravitch at the 2012 AFT Convention “You will win” - @DianeRavitch Chicago Teachers Union #soschat #edchat #edreform

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Chicago Teachers Union, Diane Ravitch at the 2012 AFT Convention “You...: *Diane Ravitch at the 2012 AFT Convention* *“You will win” - @DianeRavitch*

NSA Congress, 1966 « Student Activism

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NSA Congress, 1966 « Student Activism: NSA Congress, 1966 by Angus Johnston *Today is the second day of the 2012 National Student Congress of the United States Student Association. In this excerpt from my dissertation I describe the 1966 Congress of USSA’s predecessor the United States National Student Association, a meeting that took place in a watershed moment in American student history.* • • • NSA’s health improved substantially in 1965-66 — attendance at the 1965 Congress had been among the lowest in NSA history, but in 1966 it rose above 250 schools. In th... more »

The in box. “Senator Cullerton. Have the common decency not to condescend to tell teachers who’s been let off the hook.” « Fred Klonsky

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The in box. “Senator Cullerton. Have the common decency not to condescend to tell teachers who’s been let off the hook.” « Fred Klonsky: The in box. “Senator Cullerton. Have the common decency not to condescend to tell teachers who’s been let off the hook.” by Fred Klonsky *Dear Senator Cullerton-* *We can talk about who’s been letting who off the hook when it takes Springfield legislators like yourself at least 35 years of service to earn your full pension benefit. Unlike Springfield legislators, this has always been the practice for teachers.* *We can talk about who is letting w... more »

End Teach to the Test: Bad for Students and Their Teachers — the Latest Condemnation from the American Federation of Teachers | K-12 News Network

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End Teach to the Test: Bad for Students and Their Teachers — the Latest Condemnation from the American Federation of Teachers | K-12 News Network: End Teach to the Test: Bad for Students and Their Teachers — the Latest Condemnation from the American Federation of Teachers by admin [image: Randi Weingarten Aft President Roy Roberts] Is there a light at the end of the teach-to-the-test tunnel? A quirky pineapple that grabbed news headlines in the spring of 2012 may have marked a turning point in how much stock is given to a standardized test’s ability to accurately measure what chi... more »

Jersey Jazzman: Why Does Anyone Listen To Joel Klein?

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Jersey Jazzman: Why Does Anyone Listen To Joel Klein?: Why Does Anyone Listen To Joel Klein? by Duke Joel Klein just won't shut up, will he? During the eight years I served as chancellor of New York City's public schools, the naysayers and the apologists for the status quo kept telling me "we'll never fix education in America until we fix poverty." I always thought they had it backward, that "we'll never fix poverty until we fix education." Let me be clear. Poverty matters: Its debilitating psychological and physical effects often make it much harder to successfully educate kids... more »

Stop the 'Special Education Placement' bill!! Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública

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Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública: Stop the 'Special Education Placement' bill!!: Stop the 'Special Education Placement' bill!! by Black Educator *The Racist Power of Ten: * * East Ramapo, NY School Board Bumrush* Popout*Veto S7722!!* This bill would destroy East Ramapo!The NY State Senate sent the 'Special Education Placement' bill to the Governor on Friday. He could sign it any day now, so there is no time to waste. Please reach out to all your contacts right now! E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or any other way you know. Let's stop this unfunded mandat... more »

One Parent’s Polite Response – #Rheediculous – Money Over Children ? #TryAgainRhee « Continuing Change

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One Parent’s Polite Response – #Rheediculous – Money Over Children ? #TryAgainRhee « Continuing Change: One Parent’s Polite Response – #Rheediculous – Money Over Children ? #TryAgainRhee by gatorbonbc *A few days ago, many parents here in Florida received an email from a representative of Michelle Rhee’s organization, ‘Students First. The person who wrote the email is Catherine Robinson. Apparently, she works for the organization ran by Michelle Rhee. **(I refuse to link to Rhee’s Student First website – but you may google ‘Students First’ to find the web address. It is easy to f... more »

Get a Black Belt in Common Core Curriculum Implementation!? | Dailycensored.com

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Get a Black Belt in Common Core Curriculum Implementation!? | Dailycensored.com: Get a Black Belt in Common Core Curriculum Implementation! by Susan Ohanian Proving once again that current education policy and programs have made satire nearly impossible, The Common Core Institute brings us the notion of black belt certification for teacher leaders. These people bill themselves as a “leading provider of professional development, coaching, and training services for schools.” They invite educators to join them for a full day of “formative data, data-driven decision making and scho... more »

Contacting the Congress: A Citizen's Congressional Directory

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Contacting the Congress: A Citizen's Congressional Directory: (Please note that while we are grateful to our advertisers for allowing us to pay for our server, bandwidth, and data costs, we play no role in the selection of the advertisements shown above. They are chosen by Google.) [image: Contacting the Congress] *Latest Update to Contact Information:* July 09, 2012 Your Congress Committees Leadership Schedule Power Search Other Branches Downloads About Us What's New Online Directory for the 112th Congress *¿Quiere ponerse en contacto con miembros del Congreso en Español?* *Contactin... more »

AFT's Share My Lesson: Thumbs Up! | K-12 News Network

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AFT's Share My Lesson: Thumbs Up! | K-12 News Network: AFT’s Share My Lesson: Thumbs Up! by admin [image: Convention] The American Federation of Teacher’s free/open-source archive of lesson plans and other teacher resources wisely uses the web to disintermediate textbook publishers and keep teachers at the forefront of designing and shaping classes tailored to their students’ needs. Share My Lesson was unveiled just recently, and is already available to teachers as they prepare for the 2012-2013 school year. When parents complain of a “one-size-fits-all” education for their kids,... more »

Louisiana Educator: How to Create Failing Schools and Privatize Education!

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Louisiana Educator: How to Create Failing Schools and Privatize Education!: How to Create Failing Schools and Privatize Education! by Michael Deshotels Our Governor and the news media have done a great job of creating “the failing schools of Louisiana”. This creation was a brilliant plan for the privatization of our k-12 school system. Once the government and the media announce that approximately 40% of our children in Louisiana are attending failing schools, it is an easy step to convince the public that something must be done! Any reform is good because at least it is not the st... more »

AFT Delegates Take Stand on Standardized Testing - Teacher Beat - Education Week

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AFT Delegates Take Stand on Standardized Testing - Teacher Beat - Education Week: AFT Delegates Take Stand on Standardized Testing by Stephen Sawchuk Stephen Sawchuk *Detroit* Delegates to the American Federation of Teachers approved a resolution on standardized testing that, among other things, calls for a "proper balance" in the use of assessments and says that tests should be used to provide information to "help students, teachers, and schools improve, not sanction and undermine them." "We have really struggled with the testing scheme, No Child Left Behind, and our response ... more »

Community Learning Partnership - Syd Beane

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*See what Syd Bean has to say about the future of community organizing.*

Saturday coffee. 7-28-12 « Fred Klonsky

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Saturday coffee. « Fred Klonsky: Saturday coffee. Fred Klonsky at Fred Klonsky - 7 minutes ago Photo credit: Sarah-Ji Fotógrafa In a post earlier this week about the AFT convention in Detroit I suggested that one difference between it and the NEA RA was that no resolution in support of the CTU coming from the AFT was needed or was necessary. Maybe not. But they’re going to get to vote on [...] Uncle Kenny and selective blindness. Reform Springfield. Fred Klonsky at Fred Klonsky - 18 hours ago Fred, Why is it that those in Springfield can see “no other way” to fix the pension issue U... more »

Seattle Schools Community Forum: What's a Program? Why does it matter?

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Seattle Schools Community Forum: What's a Program? Why does it matter?: What's a Program? Why does it matter? by Charlie Mas The Board will soon adopt a new Program Placement policy. The new policy, if it isn't amended, won't do much. It won't give the superintendent any guidance on how to make program placement decisions, it won't direct him to make good ones, and it won't require transparency. But it will do one thing: it will define a program. You will be very surprised to learn what is a program and what is not. Very surprised. The new policy defines a program this way: "Th... more »

Santa Monica College: Autocracy, disinformation, censorship, illegal public hearings and student arrests pock mark campus | Dailycensored.com

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Santa Monica College: Autocracy, disinformation, censorship, illegal public hearings and student arrests pock mark campus | Dailycensored.com: Santa Monica College: Autocracy, disinformation, censorship, illegal public hearings and student arrests pock mark campus by Danny Weil *Picture of student demonstration at SMC on May Day 2012* In 2010 the situation regarding lack of classes at what were once called ‘community colleges’, but are now named junior colleges, became dire. Lack of classes, “class crashing” (not enough seats and over-enrollment) plagued the college along with a ... more »

Democurmudgeon: Virtual Schools offer virtually nothing...

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Democurmudgeon: Virtual Schools offer virtually nothing...: Virtual Schools offer virtually nothing... by Democurmudgeon Here come the virtual schools. It’s another Republican magic trick that plays on the insecurities manufacture around the “horrors” of the public school system. Creating a the image that parents are desperate for change, and willing to grab at anything that comes along, Republicans have the freedom now to end public education with the next best thing. Virtual schools are getting extra attention in Wisconsin too, so consider the following, a warning: *Edweek; Th... more »

Obama’s black education initiative draws cheers, brickbats - Management - GovExec.com

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Obama’s black education initiative draws cheers, brickbats - Management - GovExec.com: Obama’s black education initiative draws cheers, brickbats [image: President Barack Obama signs the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Executive Order in the Oval Office.]President Barack Obama signs the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Executive Order in the Oval Office. The White House President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order launching a White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Ame... more »

Minneapolis Charter Doesn’t Want Special Needs Students « Diane Ravitch's blog

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Minneapolis Charter Doesn’t Want Special Needs Students « Diane Ravitch's blog: Minneapolis Charter Doesn’t Want Special Needs Students by dianerav The Minneapolis School Board closed down Cityview, one of its public schools whose test scores were too low,it replaced Cityview with a charter school, Minneapolis School of Science. The charter school has told the families of 40 children with special needs–children with Down Syndrome and autism–that they are not wanted at the school. Clearly the schools is bouncing these children to improve their test scores. Is this what “no child l... more »

Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee in Britain: A false narrative - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

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Michelle Rhee in Britain: A false narrative - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post: Michelle Rhee in Britain: A false narrative by Valerie Strauss This *was written by education historian Diane Ravitch, a research professor at New York University and author of the bestselling “The Death and Life of the Great American School System.” This first appeared on her blog.* ** By Diane Ravitch You will not be surprised to learn that when Michelle Rhee went to England recently, she spoke of her great success in improving the D.C. public schools. Her secret? Finding the best teachers and ... more »

Selling Public Education Feels Like Selling Out | One Teacher's Perspective

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Selling Public Education Feels Like Selling Out | One Teacher's Perspective: Selling Public Education Feels Like Selling Out by Imagine Wisconsin Gen. George C. Marshall once said, "There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit." Purportedly, this quote was one of Ronald Reagan’s favorites and was etched on a plaque that sat on the late president’s Oval Office desk. A plaque with this noble quote would be equally appropriate sitting on a teacher’s desk. Most educators realize from our own schooling that education is normally a no credit ... more »

UAW President slams right-wing politics for failing education | Michigan news | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

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UAW President slams right-wing politics for failing education | Michigan news | Detroit Free Press | freep.com: UAW President slams right-wing politics for failing education[image: UAW President Bob King]UAW President Bob King / SUSAN TUSA\Detroit Free Press UAW President Bob King railed against what he said are right-wing politics that have reduced funding for schools, reduced support services in schools, and left class sizes bulging. “And then they turn around and they try to vilify teachers for not doing a great job in educating our kids,” King said this morning, speaking be... more »

How the Koch Brothers and Charter Schools USA Filter Campaign Cash to Florida’s Republican Legislators | Scathing Purple Musings

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How the Koch Brothers and Charter Schools USA Filter Campaign Cash to Florida’s Republican Legislators | Scathing Purple Musings: How the Koch Brothers and Charter Schools USA Filter Campaign Cash to Florida’s Republican Legislators by Bob Sikes A remarkable story from *Miami Herald *reporter Mary Ellen Klas was published last night which traced the money trail that fuels the candidacies of state republican legislators. Legal under campaign financing laws, the Republican Party of Florida takes in donations and passes it on to PACs belonging to the incoming leaders of both legisl... more »

Education as a Right Wing Wedge Issue and How to Stop It : Race and Education Reform | Seattle Education

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Education as a Right Wing Wedge Issue and How to Stop It : Race and Education Reform | Seattle Education: Education as a Right Wing Wedge Issue and How to Stop It : Race and Education Reform by seattleducation2011 Netroots Nation presented a panel on the subject of privitization of our public school system in June during the Netroots Nation Conference. To follow is an introduction about the topic and the video of the panel discussion. *For many low-income areas and communities of color, education is regarded as the key to rebuilding our communities and overcoming injustice. So wh...more »

Charter office again comes under fire from SRC fire for faulty information | Philadelphia Public School Notebook

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Charter office again comes under fire from SRC fire for faulty information | Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Charter office again comes under fire from SRC fire for faulty information by thenotebook [image: Charter Schools - Dividing Communities since 1991] *By Benjamin Herold and Katie McCabe* For the second time in as many weeks, Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission took issue with key information shared by the District’s Office of Charter Schools, resulting in the temporary withdrawal of a resolution that would have approved another five years of operation for Belmont E... more »

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 7-28-12 Diane Ravitch's blog

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Diane Ravitch's blog: [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] Charter School Leader Paid $553,000 Yearly by dianerav The *Detroit Free Press* ran a story about a candidate for the U.S. Senate who will have to take a big pay cut if he wins. He currently is paid $553,000 in total compensation to oversee and fundraise for three small charter schools, enrolling 1,500 students. If legislators and business groups are really concerned about reining in the costs of education, they should require that charter school executives are paid salaries no greater than the local district ... more »

Choosing Our Battles: Standing By the Communities We Seek to Challenge « Cooperative Catalyst

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Choosing Our Battles: Standing By the Communities We Seek to Challenge « Cooperative Catalyst: Choosing Our Battles: Standing By the Communities We Seek to Challenge by rad fag *This is an article which recently appeared on my blog RADICAL FAGGOT, which David asked me to consider reposting here on the Co-op. Though this piece does not directly address education, it does ask questions about how we negotiate our allegiances to multiple and sometimes conflicting communities and struggles. I would be interested to learn the thoughts of others here on these questions, and to ask how the... more »

Top Content this Week - 7-28-12 The Educator's PLN

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Top Content this Week - The Educator's PLN: 1[image: What does inclusion look like in your school for the student, the special educator and gen ed teacher?]What does inclusion look like in your school for the student, the special educator and gen ed teacher? Posted by Marcy J. Perry on July 19, 2012 2[image: Skype for Education - Connecting Students with the Rest of the World]Skype for Education - Connecting Students with the Rest of the World Added by Lynda Hall on July 23, 2012 3[image: Differentiating Instruction with Web 2.0 Tools]Differentiating Instruction with Web 2.0 Tools ... more »

This Week's Answer Sheet 7-28-12 - School Survival Guide for parents (and everyone else). - The Washington Post

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
The Answer Sheet - School Survival Guide for parents (and everyone else). - The Washington Post: [image: Answer Sheet] Randi Weingarten calls for ‘new approach to unionism’ and support for Obama Valerie Strauss at The Answer Sheet - 21 hours ago American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is calling today for a new brand of unionism that focuses not only on helping members but also the communities in which they work and live. The union’s annual convention starts today in Detroit, where more than than 3,000 delegates have gathered at a time when teachers and their uni... more »

This Week's Education Research Report 7-28-12 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2

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Education Research Report: This Week's Education Research Report Spatial skills may be improved through training Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report - 16 hours ago Spatial skills--those involved with reading maps and assembling furniture--can be improved if you work at it, that's according to a new look at the studies on this topic by researchers at Northwestern University and Temple. The research published this month in Psychological Bulletin, the journal of the American Psychological Association, is the first comprehensive analysis of credible studies on such interv... more »

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… 12-28-12 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: [image: Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Problems.] Stealth Parent Trigger Effort In Washington State Larry Ferlazzo at Engaging Parents In School... - 17 hours ago I just saw this tweet from Ken Libby: Sneaky: parent trigger-like mechanism incorporated into WA charter initiative: blogs.seattletimes.com/uwelectioneye/… Wonder why they havent played that up… — ken libby (@kenmlibby) July 27, 2012 Washington State is preparing to vote on an initiative to support the creation ... more »

Missouri Education Watchdog: StudentsFirst Increases Lobbyists in Missouri. Where are Our Gift Cards?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Missouri Education Watchdog: StudentsFirst Increases Lobbyists in Missouri. Where are Our Gift Cards?: StudentsFirst Increases Lobbyists in Missouri. Where are Our Gift Cards? by stlgretchen StudentsFirst Ms. Robinson's protestations make about as much sense as this snippet. Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst is a hot topic on some educational blogs yesterday. Diane Ravitch and Bob Sikes have unleashed an unexpected avalanche of readers' comments on their recent blogs about StudentsFirst and a letter from a StudentsFirst paid organizer, Catherine Durkin Robinson. Robinson took excep... more »

LAUSD unveils pared-back Adult Education offerings - LA Daily News

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LAUSD unveils pared-back Adult Education offerings - LA Daily News: LAUSD unveils pared-back Adult Education offerings by By Barbara Jones, Staff Writer Los Angeles Unified has finalized the class offerings for its resurrected Adult Education program, with scores of courses centered at about 60 campuses around the sprawling district. The schedule has about half of the classes offered last year, but it's still a victory for the Division of Adult and Career Education, which was threatened with elimination because of the district's financial crisis. An agreement by LAUSD's unions to ta... more »

The Unanswered Questions of Florida’s Test-Based Accountability Systems | Scathing Purple Musings

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The Unanswered Questions of Florida’s Test-Based Accountability Systems | Scathing Purple Musings: The Unanswered Questions of Florida’s Test-Based Accountability Systems by Bob Sikes While the folks at Gerard Robinson’s DOE and Jeb Bush’s foundations want the controversy over the state’s accountability system to just go away, it won’t even if the media stops covering it. Consequences and damage remain. So do the smothering legislative tools. In a letter-to-the-editor to the *Daytona Beach News-Journal*, Marie Eggert explains: Recently, it was announced that six Volusia County sc... more »

Save Our Schools Returns to Washington, DC - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher

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Save Our Schools Returns to Washington, DC - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Save Our Schools Returns to Washington, DC by Anthony Cody Follow me on Twitter at @AnthonyCody [image: SOS Save Our Schools] Last July 31, thousands of teachers and parents joined together in the hot sun in the nation's capital for the Save Our Schools March and Rally. I was one of the organizers of last year's event, but have not been quite so involved this year. Nonetheless, I will be joining with activists a week from now for the Save Our Schools Convention. I will be there because SOS ... more »

Schools Matter: Joel Klein, News Corp. and ALEC

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 22 hours ago
Schools Matter: Joel Klein, News Corp. and ALEC: Joel Klein, News Corp. and ALEC by Judy Rabin Looks like Parents Across America have a solid press operation. Nice work. Schooling in the Ownership Society The Wall Street Journal *The Wall Street Journal* Covers Up ALEC Link To Anti-Union School Privatization LawBLOG ››› JULY 24, 2012 2:26 PM EDT ››› MELODY JOHNSON The *Wall Street Journal* this morning failed to report ties between the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and controversial "parent-trigger" legislation that would allow parents to take over and ... more »

Character Assassination? « Diane Ravitch's blog

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Character Assassination? « Diane Ravitch's blog: Character Assassination? by dianerav Earlier today I posted a letter that appeared on the NYC parent blog, in which Students First was offering a gift to anyone who posted the most comments on blogs. I made no reference to the person who wrote the letter. Apparently it has been reprinted elsewhere, including the blog of Coach Bob Sikes blog in Florida. Coach Bob got a response from the letter writer at StudentsFirst. She said she was the target of a well funded campaign of hatred and character assassination, apparently because he... more »





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