Archive for the 'edreform' tag

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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Hiding data from the public

Mercedes Schneider said: I think that any time you have a situation where information is as...
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Corrosive to a teacher’s humanity

Ellie Herman said: If teaching is an art and a science, I’m scared that in our national...
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It’s about opening a door to someone I never knew I could be

Javier Guzman said: For my students and the thousands like them, the options they are given are...
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