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The Real Rationale for Common ...

Nov 18, 2015 by

Diane Ravitch – When Arne Duncan was made Secretary of Education, he brought in a group of advisors, largely from the Gates...

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Bill Honig: Replacing “Test an...

Nov 16, 2015 by

  Bill Honig, former State Superintendent of Instruction in California, suggests a replacement for the current approach to...

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Marc Tucker: The U.S. DOE’s “M...

Oct 27, 2015 by

Marc Tucker is glad to see the U.S. Department of Education acknowledging that American students spend too much time being tested and...

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Margaret Spellings Chosen as N...

Oct 23, 2015 by

Diane Ravitch – Former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has been chosen as the new President of the 17-campus...

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Bill and Melinda Gates Are Sat...

Oct 19, 2015 by

Carol Burris – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent a few billion on remaking public schools in the United States....

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Three Things to Read to Unders...

Oct 19, 2015 by

Diane Ravitch – As the title of this post says, there are three things you must read if you want to understand the origins of...

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ESEA Bill Includes Rewards to ...

Oct 17, 2015 by

Fred Klonsky hosts special education expert Bev Johns, who explains that social impact bonds (SIB) encourage investors to take over...

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Common Core Proficiency Rates:...

Oct 7, 2015 by

The Common Core visionaries dreamed of a world where every student across the nation would have the same standards, a curriculum...

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John King Was a “Catastrophe” ...

Oct 3, 2015 by

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Steps Down – New Yorkers Declare John King No Better The announcement of John King to replace...

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The Plight of History in Ameri...

Apr 15, 2015 by

by Diane Ravitch –   Futuristic novels with a bleak vision of the prospects for the free individual characteristically portray...

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