Archive for the 'edreform' tag

Things I wonder after reading Governor Terry Branstad’s recent comments on teacher leadership

Here are a few things I wonder after reading Governor Terry Branstad’s recent comments on the...
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Why Ohio can’t reduce student testing load

Michael Petrilli said: Last year, Read more
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Michael Bloomberg on testing

Here are some quotes from Michael Bloomberg about testing students, with my annotations in...
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The P in public education

Policymakers are fond of noting that teachers are the number one school-level influence on student...
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Summer school for kindergarteners

Valerie Strauss said: curriculum has been pushed down so much that kindergarten is no longer a...
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Let’s be honest about annual testing

Let’s be honest: students and parents obtain no tangible benefit from large-scale annual testing....
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Whipping people into line

Sir Ken Robinson said: It’s not the need for standards. It’s the way they play out. . . ....
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There’s no diagnostic value in locked-down summative assessments

Diane Ravitch said: It’s totally inappropriate to compare opting out of testing to opting out...
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Privileging the spreadsheet over the individual

Carl Hendrick wrote: in many schools it would appear that teachers are working significantly...
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It’s been a tough year to feel positive about Iowa education politics

It’s been a tough year to feel positive about Iowa education politics. For example… ...
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