Archive for the 'edreform' tag

The Des Moines Register’s editorial on student retention is lazy and irresponsible

Dr. John Hattie, Professor of Education at the University of Auckland, spent 15 years synthesizing...
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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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