Education News 12.26.13

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Jay Mathews – I believe teachers give unnecessarily long, burdensome homework assignments to please parents, to show that they are demanding teachers

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December 26, 2013


Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

Islamic cleric linked to U.S. charter schools involved in Turkey’s political drama
U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen, whose followers are believed to have a strong foothold within Turkey’s police and judiciary.

Year in Review: Texas Public Education …the activism of parents and educators, a backlash against the influence of for-profit companies in public education policy.


CALLING FOR NOMINEES UPTON SINCLAIR AWARDS

Commentaries and Reports

California Failing Hispanic Students
California is educating students of color, many say the state serves as a model of what not to do.

Common Core: A Slippery Slope
If advocates admitted that it increases Washington’s power, we could have a better, more honest debate.

PISA scores for China are likely misleading
Adding this bit of rigor to the method produces an estimated “Christmas effect” of 48 points on the PISA test

New Documentary Honors Black G.I.s and Their Brides from Cardiff, Wales
The untold story of the girls from Tiger Bay who fell in love with and married black American soldiers stationed in Cardiff, Wales during World War 11


Blogs

Criticism Of Michelle Rhee’s Signature Initiative
Joy Resmovits -“You can’t simply take a bunch of data, apply an algorithm, and use whatever pops out of a black box to judge teachers

Put an end homework designed to make teachers look tough
Jay Mathews – I believe teachers give unnecessarily long, burdensome homework assignments to please parents, to show that they are demanding teachers


Higher Education

Libertarian students victims of double standard
UM administrators refuse anti-affirmative action event, but gave liberal students funding for a pro-affirmative action event.


Global
Indigenous education group’s funding cut
The Abbott government has taken funding from a key indigenous education advisory group, citing the “tight fiscal environment”


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