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HEY NEW YORK: High Test Scores Tell You Nothing About The Quality Of The Teacher

It is possible to encourage excellence in an organisation, even a large one such as a public-school system, without relying on statistical performance metrics Diane Ravitch, the education-reform advocate famous for having long advocated chartered schools and centralised assessment of teachers only to turn against both reforms in the past few years, has a post at the New York Review of Books railing against New York's new testing standards.
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How Jeb Bush’s school reforms really played out in Florida

Industries / Education : Class Struggle (1 hour ago)

Jeb Bush talks a great deal about his record on education when he was governor of Florida from 1999-2007 and later as a private citizen through his Foundation for Excellence in Education. As governor, he introduced school reforms th... Read Post

How Should We Teach Our Teachers?

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

Diane Ravitch admires Finland's education system: Finland’s highly developed teacher preparation program is the centerpiece of its school reform strategy. Only eight universities are permitted to prepare teachers, and admission to t... Read Post

Testing teaching, teaching testing

Politics / US Politics : Democracy in America (3 years ago)

DIANE RAVITCH, the education-reform advocate famous for having long advocated chartered schools and centralised assessment of teachers only to turn against both reforms in the past few years, has a post at the New York Review of Boo... Read Post


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