Sunday, August 26, 2012

How One School District is Coping With the Convention - Politics K-12 - Education Week

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How One School District is Coping With the Convention

With the Gulf of Mexico's waters churning, myriad street closures in Tampa, Fla., because the Republican National Convention's in town, and nearly 200,000 students in the early days of the 2012-13 school year, what's a school district to do?
Plan to close a school or two, put police officers on some school buses, relocate school district staff—and prepare for the worst. Already, convention events for Monday have been canceled. The district, and at least a half-dozen others across the state, decided Sunday to close all of its schools in case the wind and wetness from 

The in box. “I spent my summer traveling the US from east coast to west coast spreading the message.” « Fred Klonsky

The in box. “I spent my summer traveling the US from east coast to west coast spreading the message.” « Fred Klonsky:


The in box. “I spent my summer traveling the US from east coast to west coast spreading the message.”


You may remember that I did a post about Adam after the NEA RA last July. We worked together on getting the NEA to pass NBI 13, which called on the NEA to support the CTU in their negotiations with Chicago’s Mayor and his hand-picked school board.
Friends and Family across the United States-
 As most of you know Chicago Teachers Union has been in a fight to win a contract that requests not only fair compensation, but also great teaching and learning conditions in the face of mass privatization and charterization.  Our mayor has promised 250 more charter schools in place of traditional public schools.  Our mayor has promised more testing for our kids, and rating teachers 

Interim Ed Commish Brushes Aside Judge’s Invalidation of SB 736 Rules | Scathing Purple Musings

Interim Ed Commish Brushes Aside Judge’s Invalidation of SB 736 Rules | Scathing Purple Musings:


Interim Ed Commish Brushes Aside Judge’s Invalidation of SB 736 Rules

interim Florida education commissioner, Pam Stewart
No Big Deal
One had to assume that interim Florida education commissioner, Pam Stewart, had to pass a litmus test before getting the job. She had to be totally on board with the flawed Florida way that Rick Scott, Jeb Bush and republican legislators have been imposing. On Friday, Stewart earned her keep my poo-pooing an administrative judge’s smackdown of the manner the DOE and state board was implementing SB 736. From Gradebook’s Jeff Solochek:
The Florida Department of Education is downplaying an administrative law judge’s recent invalidation of the state’s rules on teacher evaluations, saying the decision spoke to form and not 

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Diane Ravitch Kippers for Dinner? Diane Ravitch's blog

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 3 minutes ago
Diane Ravitch's blog: [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] This Made My Day! by dianerav A reader commented: There have been many times in history when the evidence and discoveries by researchers and scientists (such as Galileo and Darwin) was suppressed by those in power. This is one of those times. The peer-reviewed unbiased research in biology, neuroscience, education, and social science corroborates a humanistic, child-centered, constructive approach to how we raise and educate our children. It’s amazing how the biological research into the workings of the b... more »

Jersey Jazzman: Baker vs. Hanushek

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Jersey Jazzman: Baker vs. Hanushek: Baker vs. Hanushek by Duke Bruce Baker@SchlFinance101 Professor at Rutgers University specializing in school finance, education policy & quantitative analysis. northeast US · http://schoolfinance101.wordpress.com/about/ The two titans of school fiance battle it out in a Reno newspaper: Many claims that money doesn’t matter stem from a 1986 paper by Eric Hanushek, who examined numerous studies and concluded: “There appears to be no strong or systematic relationship between school expenditures and student performance.” Hanushek, an economic analys... more »

Take note LAUSD: "Starving the Future" by CHARLES M. BLOW (NYT) - Perdaily.com

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Take note LAUSD: "Starving the Future" by CHARLES M. BLOW (NYT) - Perdaily.com: Take note LAUSD: "Starving the Future" by CHARLES M. BLOW (NYT) by Leonard Isenberg [image: Charles M. Blow.jpg] *(**Mensaje se repite en Español) (For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post)* * * *Starving the Future by CHARLES M. BLOW (NYT)* (*In my war against what has become the mundane day to day fraud of public education at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) along with purposefully corrupted school districts like it around the country, take a moment ... more »

Teachers Don't Suck !: Not Bad for a Public School Graduate!

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Teachers Don't Suck !: Not Bad for a Public School Graduate!: Not Bad for a Public School Graduate! by Walt S. More stuff by Walt at: www.wsautter.com

Bloomington: Solidarity with Chicago teachers. « Fred Klonsky

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Bloomington: Solidarity with Chicago teachers. « Fred Klonsky: Bloomington: Solidarity with Chicago teachers. by Fred Klonsky - Public schools and teachers are under attack across the nation.Come hear how Chicago teachers, now preparing for a historic strike, are organizing and building power with parents and communities to defend their schools and improve public education in Chicago. A member of the Chicago Teachers Union will speak about the CTUs ongoing battle with the unelected The in box. “Run. Pat. Run.” by Fred Klonsky *Fred,* *I was wondering! You ca... more »

Bill Nye: Please don’t teach your kids creationism, because it is crazy | The Raw Story

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Bill Nye: Please don’t teach your kids creationism, because it is crazy | The Raw Story: Bill Nye: Please don’t teach your kids creationism, because it is crazy by Jonathan Terbush [image: Bill Nye] Topics: bill nye ♦ creationism ♦ President Obama Bill Nye, host of the popular nineties children’s show Bill Nye the Science Guy, is warning parents to not teach their children creationism because, he says, it does them a disservice by undermining their scientific understanding and development. In a short video for Big Think, Nye says that despite being the seat of some of the world’... more »

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Escalating the Rhetoric so That ALL Educators are Suspect

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 5 hours ago
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Escalating the Rhetoric so That ALL Educators are Suspect: Escalating the Rhetoric so That ALL Educators are Suspect by Melissa Westbrook Over at the Washington Policy Center, Liv Finne's latest "analysis" is about the Success Academies in NYC, a small charter chain that has big plans to expand throughout NYC. They do have higher than average test scores but, like other charters, don't serve as many Special Ed students. And, their operator, Eva Moskowitz, rakes in a big salary and parent voices are not high on her list of priorities. This analy... more »

Can the most anti-labor Illinois governor in 50 years lead a grassroots campaign? « Fred Klonsky

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 5 hours ago
Can the most anti-labor Illinois governor in 50 years lead a grassroots campaign? « Fred Klonsky: Can the most anti-labor Illinois governor in 50 years lead a grassroots campaign? by Fred Klonsky *You would have to go back before Adlai Stevenson, elected in 1949, to find an Illinois Governor more anti-labor than Pat Quinn.* I couldn’t help but laugh when I read that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced this week that he was going to*lead a grassroots campaign* to strip public employees of their pension rights. Well, maybe not laugh exactly, since it’s my pension too. But the thoug... more »

THE GREAT FALLACY « Teachers Fight Back

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
THE GREAT FALLACY « Teachers Fight Back: THE GREAT FALLACY by alkleen The following quote was taken from one of the many Chicago Tribune’s teacher bashing editorials. “Teachers’ performance in the classroom is most crucial to students’ success.” NO, SORRY, IT’S NOT ! If only it was that simple. There’s a reason why students from underprivileged areas and from broken homes underperform in the classroom. There are also dozens of factors that hinder a student’s progress, all of which are out of a teacher’s control. Most people seem to understand that, but not the Chicago Tribune. Is... more »

The in box. Esther asks, “Did I dream this up?” « Fred Klonsky

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
The in box. Esther asks, “Did I dream this up?” « Fred Klonsky: The in box. Esther asks, “Did I dream this up?” by Fred Klonsky *Did I dream this up?* *Illinois Voters: Give teachers their pensions* *August 23, 2012 By IEA Communications* *Illinois Voters: Give teachers their pensions; find non-punative solution to pension crisis* *Springfield, IL – A new statewide poll shows the efforts of Governor Quinn and other politicians to win public support for proposals to cut pensions for teachers and other public employees has failed. Rather, it shows that voters overwhelmingly believe th... more »

The Greatest Education Error of All Time? « Diane Ravitch's blog

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The Greatest Education Error of All Time? « Diane Ravitch's blog: The Greatest Education Error of All Time? by dianerav Justin Snider has written an interesting article in the Hechinger Report. What if we find out years from now that whatever we are doing is simply wrong? Why are we doing so many things now in education that have no evidence to support them? If this were medicine instead of education, would anyone tolerate the experimentation that is being done to the entire population? I actually think we know more than

New U.S. immigration program can help farmworkers – USATODAY.com

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
New U.S. immigration program can help farmworkers – USATODAY.com: New U.S. immigration program can help farmworkers TULARE, California (AP) — Much of the attention on a new U.S. immigration program that started Wednesday has focused on the hundreds of thousands of students who are in the country illegally and now have the chance at work permits and deferred deportation. But just as many young workers, especially farmworkers, could benefit as well. "The stereotype about the young people who are eligible is that they're college students and academic superstars that speak English p... more »

Neil Armstrong's Memorable Commencement Speech - Education - GOOD

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
Neil Armstrong's Memorable Commencement Speech - Education - GOOD: Neil Armstrong's Memorable Commencement Speech by Liz Dwyer [image: neil.armstrong] The words "hero" and "icon" don't do justice to Neil Armstrong, the commander of NASA's Apollo 11 space flight and the first man on the moon. Indeed, Armstrong, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 82 uttered one of the most memorable statements of all time: "That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." That famous line, the first ever transmitted from the moon to Earth, inspired millions. In a 2005 commence... more »

Jersey Jazzman: Hey KIPP: Take the Camden Challenge!

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Jersey Jazzman: Hey KIPP: Take the Camden Challenge!: Hey KIPP: Take the Camden Challenge! by Duke The terrific Paul Thomas summarizes the ongoing KIPP charter school controversy. The sad fact is that *KIPP and other "successful" charters cannot replicate their "success" on a large scale, because they do not serve the same students as public schools and they are spending more money per pupil*. Paul nicely summarizes the research, and you can read Bruce Baker and Ed Fuller for more. Given this truth, Diane Ravitch has issued a standing challenge to KIPP: take over an entire distr... more »

The Sunday Mail. « Fred Klonsky

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
The Sunday Mail. « Fred Klonsky: The Sunday Mail. by Fred Klonsky *Chicago school activist and CTU organizer Martin Ritter designed this to be used as your Facebook cover. Share it with your friends.* *John Dillon’s Pension vocabulary: Pedantic Profits.* * Caterpillar’s Chief Executive Doug Oberhelman says that the U.S. manufacturing workforce is lagging, and education is at fault. Oberhelman, who receives $16.9 million in salary alone in 2011 and another $8.3 million in options, describes the potential workforce for his company as lacking. And he says it is education’s fault, fo... more »

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Banda Interview

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Banda Interview: Banda Interview by Melissa Westbrook Superintendent Banda was gracious enough to give me a little time last week to talk. (I note that the office looked quite stern with Dr. Enfield's ducky collection gone.) *How's it going?* He said he had adjusted quickly and he is enjoying Seattle. He said that he felt like he got a good grasp of the district and its needs early on. * **Math is a big issue to many parents and when they see a few schools going off-script (and getting good results), they want to know how their school can do it.... more »

Even Sen. John Thrasher Questions Academica Charter Schools’ St. Johns County Bid | Scathing Purple Musings

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Even Sen. John Thrasher Questions Academica Charter Schools’ St. Johns County Bid | Scathing Purple Musings: Even Sen. John Thrasher Questions Academica Charter Schools’ St. Johns County Bid by Bob Sikes Well, it’s because they like to cherry-pick students, Senator. And they think they can do so because theydropped $100,000 into choice-privatization zealot, John Kirtley’s PAC before the primary earlier this month. . But John Thrasher’s puzzlement is still a bit of a surprise. Reports *St. Augustine Record *reporter Marcia Lane: The district would lose about $12.8 million yearly ... more »

Daily Kos: Why Tenure and Unions?: On Democracy and Equity in the U.S.

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Daily Kos: Why Tenure and Unions?: On Democracy and Equity in the U.S.: Why Tenure and Unions?: On Democracy and Equity in the U.S. by rss@dailykos.com (plthomasEdD) Howard Zinn would have turned 90 a couple of days ago. I have to imagine after reading and re-reading most of Zinn's works that if Zinn were alive today, he would remain baffled at how America is a country antagonistic to unions and tenure, especially teachers unions and tenure. Zinn was a radical historian, activist, and in my opinion, most of all a teacher. And it is at the overlap of Zinn as historian/activist/teach... more »

Romero Challenges Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee for Corporate Lackey Queen | NBC 7 San Diego

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Gloria Romero's Revenge | NBC 7 San Diego: OPINION Gloria Romero's Revenge By Joe Mathews| Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 | Updated 11:49 AM PDT View Comments ( 0 ) | Email | Print [image: Opinion: Gloria Romero's Revenge] AP Gloria Romero, former state senator who authored California's Parent Trigger law and state director of Democrats for Education Reform, speaks during open comment on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Adelanto School District board meeting regarding the effects on Desert Trails Elementary School if the Parent Trigger law passes. The Adelanto School District Board of T... more »

Missouri Education Watchdog: First Day of School: Euphoria. Second Day of School: Worries.

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Missouri Education Watchdog: First Day of School: Euphoria. Second Day of School: Worries.: First Day of School: Euphoria. Second Day of School: Worries. by stlgretchen After the first day euphoria of sending students to school, find out what's in the plan for YOUR human capital. I remember, when as a young mother, I was excited about the first day of school for my children. This cute blog, Wee Wonderfuls, captures the spirit of what many young mothers feel on the beginning of the school year: ************************************************************* August 24, 2012first day ... more »

DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Fabulous Phone Call!: Go Ahead, Make Their Day!

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: Fabulous Phone Call!: Go Ahead, Make Their Day!: Fabulous Phone Call!: Go Ahead, Make Their Day! by Lisa M While attending the 2011 PLC summit, one of the presenters told us about an experience he had while watching Family Feud. The question was, “What is the reason your child’s teacher is calling your house?” Not one of the “right” answers were positive, not one! Two of the answers were, “Your kid is failing” and "Your kid skipped school”. These answers only served to reinforce the stereotype of parent/teacher communication; we’re the bearers ... more »

RPT-Obama, Romney spar over private-sector's role in education | Reuters

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
RPT-Obama, Romney spar over private-sector's role in education | Reuters: RPT-Obama, Romney spar over private-sector's role in education By Stephanie Simon Aug 26 (Reuters) - On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot about education. Making a bid for young voters and their parents, Obama accused Republican rival Mitt Romney of planning to slash aid to college students. Romney hit back by noting that Obama, a Democrat, has not been able to rein in the soaring cost of tuition. But the differences between the two candidates on education policy ext... more »

Video of Mr. and Mrs. Rhee Lecture on “Ethics in Education” « Diane Ravitch's blog

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Mr. and Mrs. Rhee Lecture on Ethics « Diane Ravitch's blog: MR. AND MRS. RHEE LECTURE ON ETHICS by dianerav I received the following description of the appearance of Michelle Rhee and her husband at the University of Hawaii, where they lectured on “Ethics and Education.” Rhee paused briefly from her national campaign to raise $1 billion to remove teachers’ collective bargaining rights, to strip them of tenure and seniority, and to promote vouchers and charters, to share her wisdom about American education. One may assume that the issue of the cheating scandals in the District of ... more »

UPDATE Diane in the Morning 8-26 LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 8-26-12 Diane Ravitch's blog

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Diane Ravitch's blog: [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] Does Connecticut Law Permit Opting Out? by dianerav A parent objects to Connecticut’s plan to test children in kindergarten, first and second grades and asks for your help: *Does anyone have any info on “opt out” procedures in CT? My daughter will not be subjected to this destructive nonsense during these crucial, early years.* Is This Institutionalized Child Abuse? by dianerav In response to a post about a new “reform” law in Connecticut that mandates standardized testing for kindergarten, first and seco... more »

Schools Matter: Defending the Indefensible: KIPP

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Schools Matter: Defending the Indefensible: KIPP: Defending the Indefensible: KIPP by P. L. Thomas Advocacy that remains blind to evidence is a dangerous thing—especially in the pursuit of equity and democracy. Recently, Diane Ravitch addressed the misleading charter movement by challenging Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) charters: If that is the lesson they want to teach, then I reiterate my challenge of two years ago: KIPP should find an impoverished district that is so desperate that it is willing to put all its students into KIPP’s care. Take them all: the children with dis... more »

Chester Upland board votes to work with school choice leader - Philly.com

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
Chester Upland board votes to work with school choice leader - Philly.com: Chester Upland board votes to work with school choice leader August 25, 2012|By Dan Hardy, Inquirer Staff Writer - - - Share on emailShare on printShare on redditMore Sharing Services - - - - - [image: Joe Watkins will guide the Chester Upland district.] Joe Watkins will guide the Chester Upland district. The Chester Upland school board voted unanimously Thursday night to work with state-appointed Chief Recovery Officer Joe Watkins in crafting a recover... more »

Georgia makes parent volunteers in schools mandatory child abuse reporters. Is that a mistake? | Get Schooled

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
Georgia makes parent volunteers in schools mandatory child abuse reporters. Is that a mistake? | Get Schooled: Georgia makes parent volunteers in schools mandatory child abuse reporters. Is that a mistake? by Maureen Downey Schools are informing parents of a law passed this year that broadens the list of people mandated to report child abuse to include volunteers at churches, colleges, clubs, summer camps or soccer fields or parents who chaperone a field trip. They could go to jail if they fail to report suspected abuse. A Fulton parent sent me a copy of a letter she wrote to her ... more »

Schooling in the Ownership Society: "The creep of the marketplace"

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
Schooling in the Ownership Society: "The creep of the marketplace": "The creep of the marketplace" by Mike Klonsky Larry Cuban was superintendent in Arlington schools for seven years, a former high school social studies teacher for 14 years and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. Here his take on changes in market influences since his days in VA schools. *My experiences in Arlington with businesses, while revealing tensions and occasional conflict, have been bland compared to current back-and-forth criticism among po... more »

The Weekly Update: Word for the week- “Privatization” | Seattle Education

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
The Weekly Update: Word for the week- “Privatization” | Seattle Education: The Weekly Update: Word for the week- “Privatization” by seattleducation2011 *The Weekly Update for the news you might have missed* “We spend lifetimes developing community assets, then give them away to a corporation for lifetimes to come.” The same folks who brought economic disaster to the world as we knew it are now going after our public entities including public education. We’ll start with this article by Paul Buchheit posted at AlterNet: 5 Ways Privatization Is Ruining America *A grand delusion has been... more »

"As-Is"...Not "As-If"... - Woodbridge, VA, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post - A Professional Networking Community for Educators

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 11 hours ago
"As-Is"...Not "As-If"... - Woodbridge, VA, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post - A Professional Networking Community for Educators: "As-Is"...Not "As-If"... It’s currently popular on social media to share memes that say something to th effect of, “Don’t expect anything and you’ll be grateful for whatever life sends your way!” I am taking issue with this sentiment. If all you want to do is drift through life rolling with each bump and curve on the landscape, a “no expectations” outlook may be fine. No. Scratch that. Have you ever tried to drive with your eyes focused right where you... more »

Pro-Choice - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 20 hours ago
Pro-Choice - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher: [image: Teacher in a Strange Land] Pro-Choice by Nancy Flanagan *To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.* Kofi Annan Back in the 1990s, we lived next door to a family with four children. Charter school legislation was new in my state, and "public school academies"--code for schools with fewer restrictions and public funding--were popping up everywhere. Including the middle of my traditional, middle-class, well-re... more »

Most local school districts ignore state's anti-gay bullying law - First of two parts - LA Daily News

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 22 hours ago
Most local school districts ignore state's anti-gay bullying law - First of two parts - LA Daily News: Most local school districts ignore state's anti-gay bullying law - First of two parts by By Phillip Zonkel, Staff Writer Gay student Aly Mullenix at Lakewood High School on June 28, 2012. (Jeff Gritchen / Press-Telegram) *Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series examining the bullying of gay students in area schools and how school districts address the issue.*LONG BEACH -- For three consecutive years, Alyssa Mullenix, a 17-year-old senior at Lakewood High School, s... more »

Jersey Jazzman: Movies I Want To See: "Compliance"

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 22 hours ago
Jersey Jazzman: Movies I Want To See: "Compliance": Movies I Want To See: "Compliance" by Duke Wow - this looks like it was made for our times: Popout I really, really want to see this. What does it take to get a movie like this to come to Jersey?

The KIPP Boast « Diane Ravitch's blog

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
The KIPP Boast « Diane Ravitch's blog: The KIPP Boast by dianerav *Jonathan Schorr* I challenged KIPP to take over an impoverished district and to show how their methods could work for all children–the ELLs, the special ed, all kids–not just those whose parents entered a lottery. Jonathan Schorr responded by saying that would be abandoning their original mission. His snarky (and insulting) response appears as a comment on the original post. Schorr works for the billionaire-funded NewSchools Venture Fund. This is a comment from Parents Across America activist Caroline Grannan in ... more »

21st Century “Hybrid” Education | Lefty Parent

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
21st Century “Hybrid” Education | Lefty Parent: 21st Century “Hybrid” Education by Cooper Zale Saw this recent piece in *Ed Week*, “Hybrid Home Schools Gaining Traction”, highlighting a trend which may turn out to be the new emerging norm for education as we get deeper into this new century. Stated simply using an environmental metaphor, the current “monoculture” of full-time year-round instructional school attendance may be gradually supplanted by perhaps a richer “polyculture”

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Thank You, Neil Armstrong

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Thank You, Neil Armstrong: Thank You, Neil Armstrong by Melissa Westbrook From the AP: "I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer," he said in February 2000 in one of his rare public appearances. "And I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession." Like taking the biggest step in the history of the world? Those of us that saw this event on TV will never forget it. I went out and looked into that dark

Will KIPP Take the Challenge? « Diane Ravitch's blog

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Will KIPP Take the Challenge? « Diane Ravitch's blog: Will KIPP Take the Challenge? by dianerav A comment by Jonathan Schorr (son of the famous Dan Schorr, who was a fearless man of the left, opposed to plutocrats and billionaires and privatizers and their schemes in foreign nations) suggests that KIPP will NOT take the challenge. Jon says that KIPP would abandon their original purpose if they accepted responsibility for an entire impoverished district. Jon says it is wrong to expect KIPP to take on a district. That would betray their “original purpose.” Which, I guess, means to he... more »










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