Becoming Diane Ravitch

October 4, 2010 | Blog

Even before Alexander Russo’s tweet last week (“I read somewhat [sic] that you should wait at least 30 min between…

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Thoughts on Equitable Teacher Distribution

June 17, 2009 | Blog

In a U.S. News & World Report article (“In Urban Classrooms, the Least Experienced Teach the Neediest Kids”), the New…

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Stupid Stuff from Skoolboy

March 13, 2009 | Blog

Kudos to Dr. Aaron Pallas (AKA skoolboy) for his terrific post (“It’s The Stupid System”) today on the Gotham Schools…

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Obama Offers Details on Education Plan

March 10, 2009 | Blog

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that President Obama will unveil his education plan today. Reportedly, it will address performance pay…

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Measurement Is Not Destiny

March 9, 2009 | Blog

Stephen Sawchuk has written an excellent cover story (“Stimulus Bill Spurs Focus on Teachers”) in this week’s edition of Education…

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We’re Going To Conference

February 9, 2009 | Blog

The U.S. Senate approved its version of the federal stimulus bill. As always, the New America Foundation‘s Ed Money Watch…

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Oregon Ballot Measure Update

November 5, 2008 | Blog

Oregon Ballot Measure No. 60, which would have required that state teachers be paid based on performance and not on…

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Education Rears Its Head

October 16, 2008 | Blog

Education made a surprise appearance in tonight’s presidential debate starring Barack Obama and Bill Ayers John McCain. That was thanks…

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Washington Post Chastizes DC Teachers Union

October 4, 2008 | Blog

Today the Washington Post editorial board weighs in on the on-going saga between DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and the…

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Teacher Pay on Oregon Ballot

October 1, 2008 | Blog

Most policy issues are too complicated to warrant direct democracy. That’s why — like ’em or hate ’em — we…

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