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I Don’t Have The Words, But I Know Who Does | The Jose Vilson

I Don’t Have The Words, But I Know Who Does | The Jose Vilson

I Don’t Have The Words, But I Know Who Does

Honest to goodness, I’m speechless right now. That’s why, rather than blog for myself, I’ll let others write and I’ll just nod:

Sabrina Stevens Shupe on why she’s going to march (and why the rest of us should, too) …

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NYC Educator, on Bloomberg’s favorite philosophy: “It’s always easier to ask for permission than for

Fact-Checking Joel Klein - E.D. Kain - American Times - Forbes

Fact-Checking Joel Klein - E.D. Kain - American Times - Forbes

Fact-Checking Joel Klein

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Dana Goldstein fact-checks former NYC school chancellor Joel Klein who claimed that “Most of the people who’ve gone through [teacher credential programs] don’t think the credential is valuable”. Dipping into the relevant data, Dana finds:

In 2007 Public Agenda surveyed 865 first-year teachers in high-needs schools, some of whom had graduated from traditional teaching programs, others who entered the profession through Teach for America, the New Teacher Project, and Troops to Teachers. Eighty percent of the teachers with traditional training reported feeling prepared during their first year on the job, compared to just 50 percent of the alternative-certification teachers. More than half of alt-route teachers said they hadn’t

LAUSD Teachers, Parents, and Students Might Learn From Arizona - Perdaily.com

LAUSD Teachers, Parents, and Students Might Learn From Arizona - Perdaily.com

LAUSD Teachers, Parents, and Students Might Learn From Arizona

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(For a national view of public education reform see the end of this blog post)

I keep getting the same complaint from fellow teachers and parents, who think that they and the students will somehow miraculously survive the reductions in forces (rifs) and the havoc it is reeking on public education around this country, if they are just nice and positive in the face of their own imminent professional and intellectual demise, "Lenny, you're not positive." or "You need to emphasize what is good at LAUSD" or "We like

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