I managed to calm down only when I began to recall that virtually none of what he said was true: graduation rates are at an all time high,
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October 28, 2013
October 16, 2013
Decisions that were made without democratic input are not legitimate. Officials implementing these policies should be challenged in public at every opportunity.
October 12, 2013
Speaking truth to power, as these parents did, is an intoxicating thing. It delivers to both speaker and witnesses a shiver, an awakening to the fact that we do not need to suffer in silence, or allow our children to suffer without objection.
October 01, 2013
Arne Duncan spoke publicly of Diane Ravitch in an interview in 2011, where he said: "Diane Ravitch is in denial and she is insulting all of the hardworking teachers, principals and students all across the country
September 20, 2013
how can educators attempt to comply with distractions like the RttT and still find the time and money necessary to implement more promising reforms?
September 19, 2013
Secretary Duncan, you have a successful career. Would you be willing to take the Common Core Tests as they become available and share your score?
September 03, 2013
Mr. Van Roekel seems to want us to inhabit some alternative universe where teachers can teach according broad guidelines, and high stakes tests are on hold
August 30, 2013
This is the first time I have seen legislators calling attention to the blatant conflict of interest inherent in "think tanks" posing as neutral experts on issues like Common Core,
August 26, 2013
Despite research showing that closing public schools does not improve test scores or graduation rates, the federal agenda has incentivized the privatization of schools with primary fall out on low-income communities of color.
August 20, 2013
I have actively sought to get responses from the administration. Why then would I feel disturbed to find out they are "monitoring" people like Diane Ravitch - and perhaps myself?