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Category Archives: Educate
Just read. And smile. Unified Backlash to Education Mandates Grows, Spreads. EducationOpportunityNetwork.org, 5/14/13. HT: Diane Ravitch
This guest post at the fabulous Louisiana Voice lays it all out, the politicization the under-the-table dealings, the doublespeak of “reform” and “a new civil rights,” the [probably intentional] lack of oversight, and the sheer disaster of the “model” shoved down … Continue reading
The full report is here [PDF] and not very long…. The first finding is pretty easy—even if you are dogmatically opposed to the privatization of public schools, if the choice is between a “failing” operator and a new one, you’d … Continue reading
If you feel the way I do that’s it’s time we limited the power of the Governor to run and ruin education, please ask your legislators to vote for Senate Bill 41 by Kostelka, that would propose a constitutional amendment … Continue reading
See Who IS Rayne Martin?, 5/24/2010. Story #3: If you wonder why the COMPASS has been so poorly implemented, let me give you some background. You already knew about Ms. Molly Hortsman, the three year TFA’er who was put in … Continue reading
Parental “choice” seems to be Louisiana’s major tool in reforming public education. Parents need adequate information in order to make informed choices. Even with this information, how does “choice” actually improve the quality of schools? Is it really school choice … Continue reading
Go to LA Educator, Jindal Tries to Resurrect Act 1, for bills that teachers and education groups are opposing and supporting. If your LA House representative is on the House Education Committee, call and/or email by Wednesday [yes, THIS Wednesday] when the committee … Continue reading
The [Washington, DC] Office of the State Superintendent released results Friday from its annual audit of standardized testing in the city. It says “critical violations” of testing integrity were found at seven public schools and four charter schools. Test results … Continue reading
The “high expectations” meme in school “Reform” [based on privatization of public schools, school closures, high-stakes standardized testing, etc.] has always irked me. In NOLA, it’s always smacked of not just blame but near-demonization of everyone involved in or with OPSB before … Continue reading