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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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Why Policy Wonks and Academics Need to Understand Politics: The Diane Ravitch Edition

Politics / US Politics : Mike the Mad Biologist (4 years ago)

Diane Ravitch, along with releasing her new book The Death and Life of the Great American School System, has been issuing a lot of mea culpas about her role in advocating for a lot 'accountability' educational reforms. When I first ... Read Post

How Should We Teach Our Teachers?

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (2 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 (2 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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