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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 CAPTODAYFederal Double Testing Waiver Guidance - Year 2013Federal Double Testing Waiver Guidance - Year 2013 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Torlakson and State Board of Education President Kirst Issue Statement on Federal "Double T

Diane Ravitch’s new book, Reign of Error, takes reformers to task

   
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by Jersey Jazzman. Jersey Jazzman is the pen name for a New Jersey music teacher, an NEA member, and a blogger focusing on education policy and politics. You can follow Jersey Jazzmanon his blog, on facebook, and on twitter.
The resistance to corporate education reform is, as the kids say, a “hot mess.”
There are the teachers unions, simultaneously trying to advocate for their members while 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
Time: 
 5:15 p.m.
Speaker: 
 Lecture featuring Diane Ravitch on her new book; followed by a moderated discussion with Ravitch, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Eric Hanushek. Ravitch book signing follows the presentation.
Location: 
 Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford 94305
Cost: 
 Free and open to the public
Contact: 
 Terrance Turner, tturner2@stanford.edu
Join us for an evening with Diane Ravitch focusing on her just-released book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools (Knopf, 2013).

In Reign of Error,  Ravitch argues against privatization and for public education, and in a chapter-by-chapter breakdown, puts forth a plan for what can be done to preserve and improve public education. In her lecture, she will discuss the topics she addresses in her book, including the strengths of U.S. education, how policy makers are failing to address the root causes of educational failure, and how to effectively address the challenges.

A moderated discussion will follow. The discussion features Ravitch; Eric Hanushek, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University; and Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford and founding director of SCOPE.

Ravitch will sign copies of her new book following the presentation.
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Diane Ravitch: No Child Left Behind, Reform Killing Public Education - US News and World Report

Diane Ravitch: No Child Left Behind, Reform Killing Public Education - US News and World Report

Diane Ravitch: No Child Left Behind, Reform Killing Public Education

Posted March 25, 2010
In the spring of 1991, education scholar Diane Ravitch got a phone call from Education SecretaryLamar Alexander inviting her to lunch in Washington. He asked her to become an assistant secretary, and—excited by this high-profile opportunity—Ravitch accepted and stayed until 1993. Since then, as a writer and blogger, she has become known as an advocate of reform via school choice, charter schools, and accountability. But to the surprise of many, Ravitch now opposes those strategies in her book The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education.Ravitch recently spoke with U.S. News about her new views. Excerpts:

Why have you changed your mind about the No Child Left Behind Act?
First of all, I was not an architect of No Child Left Behind, as some people seem to think. But along with about 90 percent of the House and the Senate, [I thought] it sounded like a good idea. Who wants to leave any child behind? So, yeah, I supported it with the hopes that it would lead to improvements. And I've concluded, based on the evidence, that it has not.
How has No Child Left Behind failed?
It has encouraged the states to dumb down the standards by saying that every state would have its own definition of proficiency, every state would use its own test, by setting a deadline of 2014—which is

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A New Day Will Reign Over Education Thanks to Diane Ravitch
There was one particular point, the chapters about charter and the e-learning, in reading Diane Ravitch's new book, "Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools," in which it all seemed so familiar.  Like something out of a Mel Brooks movie. I pondered. Yes, I seemed to satired the charter movement in this post about 3 1/2 years ago.

A challenge for Steve Perry

In perusing Steve Perry’s vitriolic, attack-dog, conduct-and-language-unbecoming-a-school-principal twitter feed, a few things became clear to me–but none is more ridiculous and hypocritical than the claim that Randi Weingarten (you know, one of those union “roaches“) and Diane Ravitch support “racist policies” and are “fighting to keep minority kids in failed schools.”
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Central to Perry’s unabashed self-promotions are his constant announcements that he himself grew up in poverty, and that despite the conditions of his upbringing, he was able to succeed academically–which is certainly to his credit. He tweets frequently and fervently that teachers who “can’t” educate kids until 

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Infographic: This Movement Will Take All of Us. What Can You Do? | The Network For Public Education
  The Network For Public Education | Infographic: This Movement Will Take All of Us. What Can You Do?.The post Infographic: This Movement Will Take All of Us. What Can You Do? | The Network For Public Education appeared first on NPE News Briefs.


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Hey Did I mention that Diane Ravitch has a new book coming out on September 17?
REIGN OF ERROR. An incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.REIGN OF ERROR COMING SOON (CLICK PICTURE)Diane Ravitch's Newest - Pre-order Price Guarantee!


A Parent's Guide to Corporate Education Reform: Why Rich Guys are Screwing Up Our Public Schools



A Parent's Guide to Corporate Education Reform: Why Rich Guys are Screwing Up Our Public Schools

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REIGN OF ERROR. 


An incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.

I Got Mine and I Can't Put It Down!


How to Get an Autographed Copy of “Reign of Error” | Diane Ravitch's blog
How to Get an Autographed Copy of “Reign of Error” | Diane Ravitch's blog: How to Get an Autographed Copy of “Reign of Error”If you would like to get an autographed copy of “Reign of Error,” you can order it through the Network for Public Education.If you want it to be personalized, with a greeting to you, you can order that too.All proceeds benefit the Network for Public Education. I am contribut


Here is a tentative list of some of Diane’s Reign of Error book tour dates.

Monday, September 16:
PITTSBURGH
6:00 pm: Great Public Schools Pittsburgh at the Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Tuesday, September 17:
PHILADELPHIA
7:30 pm: Philadelphia Free Library event in Montgomery Auditorium, 1901 Vine St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.

Wednesday, September 25:
DENVER
6:30 pm: North High School, 2960 N. Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80211. (Co-sponsored by the Denver Classroom Teachers Association).

Thursday, September 26:
SEATTLE
7:00 pm: University of Washington, location TBA

Friday, September 27:
SACRAMENTO
6:30 pm: Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814. (Co-sponsored by the Sacramento City Teachers Association).

Saturday, September 28:
BERKELEY
7:00 pm:  Martin Luther King Middle School, 1781 Rose St., Berkeley. (Co-sponsored by KPFA, Berkeley Federation of Teachers, and Oakland Education Association).

Monday, September 30:
PALO ALTO/SAN FRANCISCO
Schedule TBA

Tuesday, October 1:
LOS ANGELES
7:00 pm: Occidental College, Thorne Hall, 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90041.

Wednesday, October 2:
NORTHRIDGE
7:00 pm: College of Education at California State University, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330.

Tuesday, October 8:
BROOKLYN
7:30 pm: Brooklyn By the Book, Congregation Beth Elohim and Community Bookstore, 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215. (Diane will be in conversation with David Denby of the New Yorker). 

Thursday, October 10:
MARQUETTE
7:30 pm: Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI 49855.

Tuesday, October 15:
KINGSTON, RHODE ISLAND
6:30 pm: University of Rhode Island School of Education, Kingston, RI 02881.

Friday, October 18:
WASHINGTON, DC
7:00 p.m. --     Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008.

Friday, November 1:
ATLANTA
Schedule TBA

Monday, November 4:
PRINCETON
8:00 pm: Princeton University
Schedule TBA

Wednesday, November 13:
CHICAGO
7:30 pm: Women & Children First at First Free Church, 5255 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640.

Friday, November 22:
RICHMOND
Schedule TBA

Friday, December 6
LAS VEGAS
Schedule TBA

Please Note:  Other dates to be announced, details subject to change.  Details to be forthcoming as they become available.

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