Sunday, July 29, 2012

Netflix to settle out of court: CEO Reed Hastings Educational Role model New Orleans | Dailycensored.com

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Netflix to settle out of court: CEO Reed Hastings Educational Role model New Orleans

ESCAPE FROM FLATNESS « educationalchemy

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ESCAPE FROM FLATNESS




Today I experienced what might be defined as the highlight of my twenty year professional education career.  I met Maxine Greene; writer, philosopher and education activist extraordinaire.  She is as brilliant, warm, and engaging as anyone might imagine.  I was ushered into this personal introduction by Nick Sousanis; artist and scholar-an equally brilliant, warm and engaging individual.  By the end of a day of sharing our individual and collective visions for the future of education, I arrived at my inspiration for this week’s blog.  My title, Escape from Flatness, emerged from looking at some of Nick’s artistic work; using comic book art to create an alternative form of discourse around education issues (among other things).  Principally, Nick recognizes that art, as a form of visual communication, can articulate theories, ideas, and concepts via synchronous forms of narrative engagement.  Some of his illustrations deal 

It's a Far Cry.southbronxschool.com

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It's a Far Cry

This will be an interesting blog post, at least in my opinion, so please, be patient and read fully. At the end, you will have an "a-hah" moment.

Today is Geddy Lee's (of Rush) 59th birthday. I made a special morning of it. A cup of coffee, a cupcake with a candle (hoping this time Geddy would stop by) and popping in Rush's latest concert film, "Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland." When I got to the last song (before the encore), my mind started to wonder.

Far Cry is off 2007's Snakes and Arrows CD. It was the first single released, and even then when I first heard it, and subsequently live, that summer, I always felt the lyrics are a good allegory, metaphor for what is 

Mavericks’ Florida PAC, their Walton Family and Sallie Mae Backers and Federal Taxpayer Dollars | Scathing Purple Musings

Mavericks’ Florida PAC, their Walton Family and Sallie Mae Backers and Federal Taxpayer Dollars | Scathing Purple Musings:


Mavericks’ Florida PAC, their Walton Family and Sallie Mae Backers and Federal Taxpayer Dollars

Sometime after July 8, 2011, Academica boss Fernando Zulueta decided to transfer the non-profit corporation he used to promote his for-profit charter school empire to someone else. Between then and April 3rd of this year, an agreement was reached to cede control of Florida Association of Public Charter Schools Inc., (FAPCS)  to the owner of controversial charter school chain Maverick’s and two well-connected charter school executives.  Only the address changed in the PAC’s (Florida’s acronym is PC’s) turnover to Maverick’s president Lauren Hollander, Salvatore Joseph Bruno and Richard Moreno which became official on the aforementioned April date. Sometime after July 2011  the decision was made to make three contributions (the only one’s made in the PACs corps 3 

Big Education Ape Nite Cap 7-29-12 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2



James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."

A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAP



Tests Don't Assess What Really Matters - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

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Tests Don't Assess What Really Matters - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com: Tests Don’t Assess What Really Matters [image: Leonie Haimson] *Leonie Haimson*, a New York City public school parent, is the executive director of Class Size Matters, a citywide advocacy group. *UPDATED* JULY 29, 2012, 7:06 PM Campbell's Law predicts that any time huge stakes are attached to quantitative data, the data itself will become inherently unreliable and distorted through cheating and gaming the system. In the New York City public schools, the overemphasis on standardized testing has led to test score ... more »

Education’s biggest design flaw - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

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Education’s biggest design flaw - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post: Education’s biggest design flaw By Valerie Strauss This *was written by Marion Brady, veteran teacher, administrator, curriculum designer and author.* By Marion Brady I live on the west bank of the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s East Coast. Across the Lagoon, in the distance, is Kennedy Space Center. For years, I walked out on my dock and watched space shuttle launches. On a clear, cold January day in 1986, a little before noon, the space shuttle Challenger lifted off the pad. Seventy-three seconds later it T... more »

Coalition Matters [featuring Bayard Rustin] | The Jose Vilson

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Coalition Matters [featuring Bayard Rustin] | The Jose Vilson: Coalition Matters [featuring Bayard Rustin] by Jose Anytime you mention Bayard Rustin’s name as a hero, you’re good in my book. The mastermind behind the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin rarely gets mentioned by the general public as a civil rights leader, and only seems to come up whenever people (again, rarely) talk about LGBT issues in activist / POC communities. The conversation only gets uglier when people dilute his image for their own political purpose, exalting him to heights I’m confident even he would dissuad... more »

video: Karran Harper Royal and Jose Vilson at Netroots 2012 « Parents Across America

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video: Karran Harper Royal and Jose Vilson at Netroots 2012 « Parents Across America: video: Karran Harper Royal and Jose Vilson at Netroots 2012 by leoniehaimson Karran Harper Royal, parent advocate and a founding member of Parents Across America and PAA-NOLA, speaks at Netroots 2012 about how the model of privatization of education in New Orleans is *not *a model to be replicated and how she is organizing resistance to this myth. In addition, Jose Vilson talks about how the public release of the teacher data reports has helped mobilize teachers and anti-testing advocates in NYC... more »

What’s Next for the Quebec Student Movement « Student Activism

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What’s Next for the Quebec Student Movement « Student Activism: What’s Next for the Quebec Student Movement by Angus Johnston The summer lull in this year’s Quebec student protests is coming to a close, and the next few weeks are likely to be crucial ones for the future of the movement. To recap: Quebec’s ruling Liberal Party announced plans for multi-year tuition hikes last February, prompting students to walk out of classes throughout the provinces. Those walkouts quickly developed into ongoing student strikes, with many campuses closing entirely after student strike votes at g... more »

School Tech Connect: This Isn't Naperville

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School Tech Connect: This Isn't Naperville: This Isn't Naperville by noreply@blogger.com (Tim Furman) Just wanted to say that while knocking on doors for petition signatures to get an elected school board, I have now twice heard the expression, "This isn't Naperville." Someone must have said that in the press recently. Today I heard it in a free-ranging conversation with one signer; he was referring to one of the arguments against letting people vote for school board is that Chicago isn't Naperville. He was a great guy; we were just talking. Anyway, I'm still unpacking the remark ... more »

On Algebra, High Expectations, and the Common Core - Dana Goldstein

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On Algebra, High Expectations, and the Common Core - Dana Goldstein: On Algebra, High Expectations, and the Common Core by Dana Goldstein [image: Algebra 1 Teachers: Common Core Assessment Examples for High School Math | Understandingcommoncorestatestandards | Scoop.it][image: MentorMob Blog – Part I: Where to Begin with a Common Core Math Class? | Understandingcommoncorestatestandards | Scoop.it] I'm currently working on a long article about the Common Core, which focuses mostly on the new standards' implications for the humanities. But while I was reporting the piece, one thing... more »

Vollmer Sets World Record; Hugs from Michelle Obama - Entertainment - The Atlantic Wire

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Vollmer Sets World Record; Hugs from Michelle Obama - Entertainment - The Atlantic Wire: Vollmer Sets World Record; Hugs from Michelle Obama by Connor Simpson Dana Vollmer is an American hero. The swimmer set a world record time in Women's 100 meter butterfly on Sunday with her 55.98 second showing. Vollmer didn't even qualify for the Beijing Olympics. But, here she is, setting world records and stuff. Go Dana! USA! USA! [ESPN] Michelle Obama gave every member of the Men's basketball team a hug after they finished toying with France en route to a 98-71 victory. Michelle Obama looks... more »

How NYC Department of Education Kills a School « Diane Ravitch's blog

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How NYC Department of Education Kills a School « Diane Ravitch's blog: How NYC Department of Education Kills a School by dianerav The New York City Department of Education decided a few years ago that Jamaica High School, with its grand building and long history, deserved to die. Its test scores were too low. There was no point in trying to figure out why or to offer help. And so the DOE announced that Jamaica was a failing school. Parents began to withdraw their children or to select other high schools. Enrollment fell. Many faculty, remembering better times, held on. The city w... more »

When public schools answer to markets - Salon.com

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When public schools answer to markets - Salon.com: When public schools answer to marketsCitizens shouldn't be seen as consumers choosing between education options, but active participantsBY ELIZABETH STOKES, NEXT NEW DEAL [image: When public schools answer to markets](Flickr/Monticello Preparatory School) Backing Governor Chris Christie and Commissioner Chris Cerf’s unrelenting push for more “high-quality school options” in New Jersey, the Department of Education recently approved nine charter schools to open in September, bringing the total number of charter schools in New Je... more »

An Urban Teacher's Education: Police in the Hallways

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An Urban Teacher's Education: Police in the Hallways: Police in the Hallways by James Boutin A little over a year ago, just before I left New York, the University of Minnesota Press sent me a copy of *Police in the Hallways* for my review. I only just read it, and now I'm kicking myself. The knowledge and insights I gained could have helped me not only this past year, but my entire career. Kathleen Nolan, a lecturer in the teacher preparation program at Princeton, writes about her study at a school (which she refers to at Urban Public High School, or UPHS) confronting the effects ... more »

Jersey Jazzman: Michelle Rhee: Astroturfer

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Jersey Jazzman: Michelle Rhee: Astroturfer: Michelle Rhee: Astroturfer by Duke Diane Ravitch posted a few days ago about an email that went out to some Floridians from StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee's reformyist lobbying group. The email offered people a chance to win a restaurant gift card if they posted reformy comments at various websites about education news stories. As Parents Across Americadescribes it: *Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst is well known for its deceptive tactics of posting** seemingly **harmless petitions calling to an end to student bullying, for example, or opposi... more »

Teachers' union says too much focus put on testing - SFGate

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Teachers' union says too much focus put on testing - SFGate: Teachers' union says too much focus put on testingDAVID N. GOODMAN, Associated PressUpdated 10:07 a.m., Sunday, July 29, 2012 DETROIT (AP) — The nation's second-largest teachers union has taken a stand against high-stakes testing, passing a resolution at its annual convention in Detroit that says the focus on standardized tests has undermined the United States' education system. The American Federation of Teachers approved the resolution unanimously Saturday on the second day of its convention at Cobo Center. It said tes... more »

Tavis Smiley rails against the ‘blinders of greed’: Poverty a societal crisis | The Raw Story

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Tavis Smiley rails against the ‘blinders of greed’: Poverty a societal crisis | The Raw Story: Tavis Smiley rails against the ‘blinders of greed’: Poverty a societal crisis [image: Tavis Smiley screenshot] With reports of poverty reaching its highest level since 1965, CBS News contributor Tavis Smiley on Sunday compared the growing wealth inequality to slavery in the United States. “Throughout American history there have been proud moments of revolution that forced the elite to remove their blinders of greed, tyranny and domination,” he said. “America has, of course, made great s... more »

You Owe it to Yourself - Arlington, VA, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post - A Professional Networking Community for Educators

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You Owe it to Yourself - Arlington, VA, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post - A Professional Networking Community for Educators: You Owe it to Yourself Did you ever have a relationship with someone who had really pronounced personality traits…and those traits happened to be what you most admired in them AND what would most drive you crazy about them? Some examples: - Someone who is very passionate about their ideas and beliefs…but at some points they are unable to hear your perspective. - Someone who is wonderfully verbal...but at times you get annoyed ... more »

National Student Congress: Election Update « Student Activism

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National Student Congress: Election Update « Student Activism: National Student Congress: Election Update July 29, 2012 in Students Yesterday was the second day of the 65th annual USSA National Student Congress, and it was mostly been given over to workshops and caucus/region/committee meetings. But there was also a lot of discussion in the meetings and the hallways about legislation and regulations to put forward at Monday’s plenaries, and a new electric charge in the air. The big event of the day was nominations for national officers, which took place at lunch and set up the mos... more »

Mario Savio. Berkeley. December 2, 1964. « Student Activism

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Mario Savio. Berkeley. December 2, 1964. « Student Activism: Mario Savio. Berkeley. December 2, 1964. by Angus Johnston Mario Savio. Because Mario Savio.

The Perils Associated With Standardization | Connected Principals

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The Perils Associated With Standardization | Connected Principals: The Perils Associated With Standardization by Eric Sheninger Image credit: http://www.noodle.org/noodlings/k-12/decoding-standardized-test-scores This summer I have made a commitment to reading more and have chosen books that I think will help me become a better leader. A few weeks ago I finished Drive by Daniel Pink and am now halfway through withLinchpin by Seth Godin. I highly recommend both of these book at any educators who is interested about the science behind motivation or overcoming resistance to become a... more »

Top Bush Policy Wonk Continues to Blame Florida Districts for Testing | Scathing Purple Musings

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Top Bush Policy Wonk Continues to Blame Florida Districts for Testing | Scathing Purple Musings: Top Bush Policy Wonk Continues to Blame Florida Districts for Testing by Bob Sikes *Ocala Star-Banner *editor Brad Rogers bought Patricia Levesque’s spin that the number of tests that some districts impose is the fault of the districts. Patricia Levesque’s career has paralleled the rise of FCAT. In the 1990s she was a staff member for the Florida House Education Committee when, during Gov. Lawton Chiles’ administration, the notion of testing to ensure accountability first emerged. Ov... more »

Why Budget Cuts Matter « Diane Ravitch's blog

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Why Budget Cuts Matter « Diane Ravitch's blog: Why Budget Cuts Matter by dianerav A reader explains precisely how four straight years of budget cuts have hurt his school and limited the education of its students. As regular readers of this blog know, I do not usually print the names of commenters because teachers typically worry about reprisals, and in most cases, I don’t know the name of the person who posted the comment. But this writer signed his comment, so I’m posting his name. There has been 4 straight years of budget cuts (called austerity on the world stage) at my school... more »

Sunday links. « Fred Klonsky

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Sunday links. « Fred Klonsky: Sunday links. by Fred Klonsky *Diane Ravitch at the AFT Convention in Detroit. Photo credit: Kenzo Shibata * * * *John Dillon’s vocabulary of the week*: “Put a flea in your ear,” or the return of HB1447. *Roger Sanders wants you to come* to the SOS meeting in DC next weekend. *I know I’m going to get math teachers mad*, but I say no. “Is Algebra Necessary?” *Romney would support Israel bombing Iran* and “blames” Obama for the Arab Spring. He should go back to Reform Springfield: Are retirees living “too long?” Dem legislator repeats GOP talking points... more »

Open letter to Gov. Christie: Shame on you | The Asbury Park Press NJ | APP.com

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Open letter to Gov. Christie: Shame on you | The Asbury Park Press NJ | APP.com: Open letter to Gov. Christie: Shame on you Dear Gov. Christie, It is absolutely outrageous that you have remained silent for months on what the state might do to help fix Lakewood’s dysfunctional public school system, after choosing to visit a controversial private school there Thursday. How could you? How could you have driven right past the Oak Street public elementary school — one of several troubled public schools in Lakewood, which are 90 percent minority — on your way to the private School for ... more »

History of Pension Plans

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History of Pension Plans: History of Pension Plans [image: grant-parents] The earliest private pension plans in the United States were those of the American Express Company in 1875 and of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1880. During the next 50 years approximately 400 plans were established - mostly in railroad, banking, and public-utility firms. Pension development in manufacturing was slower, since this was still a young industry with relatively few aged employees. Insurers entered the pension business with the issuance of the first group annuity contract by the Metropolitan L... more »

Study: The problem with principal training and how to fix it - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

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Study: The problem with principal training and how to fix it - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post: Study: The problem with principal training and how to fix it by Valerie Strauss This *was written by Will Miller, president of The Wallace Foundation, which works to improve education and enrichment for disadvantaged children.* By Will Miller Leadership is a critical issue in every profession. In professions where lives are on the line – from medicine to the military – the rigorous processes for selecting, training and mentoring of doctors and officers shows how seriously the d... more »

Reform Springfield. “The other foe is the GA itself, where no one has the courage to do what almost every other sensible state in the union has already done.” « Fred Klonsky

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Reform Springfield. “The other foe is the GA itself, where no one has the courage to do what almost every other sensible state in the union has already done.” « Fred Klonsky: Reform Springfield. “The other foe is the GA itself, where no one has the courage to do what almost every other sensible state in the union has already done.” by Fred Klonsky From Glen Brown: Pension Issues (a letter from Senator Linda Holmes and response from John Dillon). *Dear John,* *Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding the ongoing pension debate in Springfield. This is a serious pr... more »

Why the School Marketplace Fails « Diane Ravitch's blog

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Why the School Marketplace Fails « Diane Ravitch's blog: Why the School Marketplace Fails by dianerav A reader responded to a post about Michigan with the following comment. I perked up because I was reminded of something I heard on CNN recently. Fareed Zakaria was interviewing Steven Rattner about hedge funds, equity investors, and outsourcing. Zakaria asked why so many capital investors end up sending jobs overseas, and Rattner answered very concisely. He said, and I paraphrase, “in a global economy, capital always seeks to lower costs. In a competitive marketplace, if you can’t... more »

Personalization and Responsibility | Connected Principals

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Personalization and Responsibility | Connected Principals: Personalization and Responsibility July 29, 2012 By David Truss [image: Andy Hargreaves 'The 4th Way' - Pyramid by David Truss] George Siemens wrote the Duplication theory of educational value about higher education, but I am going to share a quote from this with a couple adaptations for K-12 public education: *“Let me posit a duplication theory of education value: if something can be duplicated with limited costs, it can’t serve as a value point for [public education]. Content is easily duplicated and has no value. What i... more »

LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 7-29-12 Diane Ravitch's blog

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Diane Ravitch's blog: [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] How Budget Cuts Hurt Real Children by dianerav Joy Resmovits of the *Huffington Pos*t is quickly becoming established as among the very best education journalists in the nation. She is thoughtful, clear, and gathers the facts judiciously. In this article, she shows the immense damage done to children by budget cuts. Budget cuts invariably mean laying off teachers, since teachers’ salaries are A Different Perspective from England by dianerav A reader in the U.K. points out that education issues in the U.S. a... more »

Daily Kos: Sunday morning reflection

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Daily Kos: Sunday morning reflection: Sunday morning reflection by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) Since I left the classroom, I have not been doing my Saturday morning reflections. I have posted little here. But I have been reflecting, observing, thinking, reflecting more. One week ago we were finishing up dental triage in Wise Virginia, for the 13th Annual Remote Area Medical and Missions of Mercy free medical and dental event. That Friday we triaged more than 800 patients. We have now lived for several years under the Affordable Care Act yet still the needs persist. Remember... more »

A Public Agency with a Double Standard: The State Department of Education - Wait, What?

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A Public Agency with a Double Standard: The State Department of Education - Wait, What?: A Public Agency with a Double Standard: The State Department of Education by jonpelto *Connecticut’s Department of Education uses one standard for judging charter schools and a very different standard when it comes to the public schools in Connecticut’s 169 towns.* And considering the Connecticut Commissioner of Education’s close relationship with Achievement First, Inc., the large charter school management company that owns 20 schools in Connecticut and New York, the standard for charter sch... more »

All Education Matters: Higher Ed Watch: "New Financial Aid Shopping Sheet Standardizes Award Letters—But Will Anyone Use It?"

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All Education Matters: Higher Ed Watch: "New Financial Aid Shopping Sheet Standardizes Award Letters—But Will Anyone Use It?": Higher Ed Watch: "New Financial Aid Shopping Sheet Standardizes Award Letters—But Will Anyone Use It?" by Cryn Johannsen Rachel Fishman recently wrote an *article* at Higher Ed Watch about the new financial aid shopping sheet that the Department of Education and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are now offering to prospective students. The resource will enable students to decipher financial aid letters sent to them once they have been admitt... more »

This could be huge: Embedded flaw in high stakes test renders it useless in Texas | Seattle Education

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This could be huge: Embedded flaw in high stakes test renders it useless in Texas | Seattle Education: This could be huge: Embedded flaw in high stakes test renders it useless in Texas by seattleducation2011 *They say that everything grows big in Texas and I must say that this could go into that category.* From the New York Times, A Serious Design Flaw Is Suspected in State Tests: The students’ improved grasp of mathematical concepts stunned Walter Stroup, the University of Texas at Austin professor behind the program. But at the end of the year, students’ scores had increased onl... more »

School Tech Connect: Diane Ravitch In Detroit

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School Tech Connect: Diane Ravitch In Detroit: Diane Ravitch In Detroit Diane Ravitch at AFT in Detroit. I'm some kind of weirdo. When I was a kid, Al Shanker was one of my true personal heroes. I read every column he ever wrote. Then, when I was a young teacher, Jonathan Kozol was my guiding light. Now Diane Ravitch is having her turn at bat. She's an amazing, inspiring person, and when I'm too tired to write about these issues or to go gather signatures on a petition, I remind myself that Diane Ravitch has probably accomplished more on a Monday morning than I have by Friday af... more »

Diane Ravitch speaks truth to power - AFT - A Union of Professionals

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AFT - A Union of Professionals - Diane Ravitch speaks truth to power: Diane Ravitch speaks truth to power Introduced by AFT president Randi Weingarten as "the epitome of speaking truth to power," education scholar and activist Diane Ravitch hit all the right notes July 28 at the AFT convention, speaking against policymakers who blame teachers for school conditions beyond their control, and sharply criticizing education cuts that threaten public schools. [image: Diane Ravitch] Watch video: Diane Ravitch addresses delegates at the AFT Convention. In a speech punctuated by frequent ap... more »

AFT Convention 2012 - AFT Video Gallery

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AFT - A Union of Professionals - AFT Video Gallery: AFT Video Gallery [image: Convention] Read the latest digital edition of *AFTerwords*, the daily summary of the AFT's convention proceedings. Watch the day's featured video. [image: AFTERwords Friday] [image: Diane Ravitch] Diane Ravitch addresses delegates at the AFT Convention. Watch all convention videos here.

Diane Ravitch at the 2012 AFT Convention “You will win” - @DianeRavitch Chicago Teachers Union #soschat #edchat #edreform

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Chicago Teachers Union, Diane Ravitch at the 2012 AFT Convention “You...: *Diane Ravitch at the 2012 AFT Convention* *“You will win” - @DianeRavitch*

NSA Congress, 1966 « Student Activism

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NSA Congress, 1966 « Student Activism: NSA Congress, 1966 by Angus Johnston *Today is the second day of the 2012 National Student Congress of the United States Student Association. In this excerpt from my dissertation I describe the 1966 Congress of USSA’s predecessor the United States National Student Association, a meeting that took place in a watershed moment in American student history.* • • • NSA’s health improved substantially in 1965-66 — attendance at the 1965 Congress had been among the lowest in NSA history, but in 1966 it rose above 250 schools. In th... more »

The in box. “Senator Cullerton. Have the common decency not to condescend to tell teachers who’s been let off the hook.” « Fred Klonsky

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The in box. “Senator Cullerton. Have the common decency not to condescend to tell teachers who’s been let off the hook.” « Fred Klonsky: The in box. “Senator Cullerton. Have the common decency not to condescend to tell teachers who’s been let off the hook.” by Fred Klonsky *Dear Senator Cullerton-* *We can talk about who’s been letting who off the hook when it takes Springfield legislators like yourself at least 35 years of service to earn your full pension benefit. Unlike Springfield legislators, this has always been the practice for teachers.* *We can talk about who is letting w... more »

End Teach to the Test: Bad for Students and Their Teachers — the Latest Condemnation from the American Federation of Teachers | K-12 News Network

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End Teach to the Test: Bad for Students and Their Teachers — the Latest Condemnation from the American Federation of Teachers | K-12 News Network: End Teach to the Test: Bad for Students and Their Teachers — the Latest Condemnation from the American Federation of Teachers by admin [image: Randi Weingarten Aft President Roy Roberts] Is there a light at the end of the teach-to-the-test tunnel? A quirky pineapple that grabbed news headlines in the spring of 2012 may have marked a turning point in how much stock is given to a standardized test’s ability to accurately measure what chi... more »

Jersey Jazzman: Why Does Anyone Listen To Joel Klein?

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Jersey Jazzman: Why Does Anyone Listen To Joel Klein?: Why Does Anyone Listen To Joel Klein? by Duke Joel Klein just won't shut up, will he? During the eight years I served as chancellor of New York City's public schools, the naysayers and the apologists for the status quo kept telling me "we'll never fix education in America until we fix poverty." I always thought they had it backward, that "we'll never fix poverty until we fix education." Let me be clear. Poverty matters: Its debilitating psychological and physical effects often make it much harder to successfully educate kids... more »





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