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Another Casualty of Excessive Testing: Great Teachers

Across the country, strong teachers are sacrificing their jobs -- their life's work -- to protect themselves and their students from the excesses of testing and reforms gone terribly wrong.


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NCTQ Ranking of Teacher Prep Programs Gets an F

NCTQ Ranking of Teacher Prep Programs Gets an F | Education Commentary & Views | Scoop.it
Background In January, 2011, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) and U.S. News & World Report announced their intention to evaluate and rank teacher education programs in the United ...
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Forum on K-12 funding: Education must be a non-partisan issue - AnnArbor.com

Forum on K-12 funding: Education must be a non-partisan issue
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The message of an Ann Arbor forum on K-12 education funding in the state of Michigan Monday was clear: Education must be reverted to a non-partisan issue.
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Worth A Read: The Great Lakes Center

Worth A Read: The Great Lakes Center | Education Commentary & Views | Scoop.it
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A weekly selection of thought-provoking research and commentary focused on education reform.

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Reinvest in Wisconsin public schools

Reinvest in Wisconsin public schools | Education Commentary & Views | Scoop.it
“Teachers of the Year” implore legislators to reinvest in public schools and make public education a priority for all state kids.

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Signs of the Coming Revolution in America's Education System

Signs of the Coming Revolution in America's Education System | Education Commentary & Views | Scoop.it

The recent revolt against standardized tests as well as legislative concern over testing corruption are just some of the of the signs of an approaching education "revolution." (Signs of Coming Revolution n America's Education System


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Fighting for Our Classrooms, and for the Human Beings Inside Them

Fighting for Our Classrooms, and for the Human Beings Inside Them | Education Commentary & Views | Scoop.it
It seems as if the same battle is being fought in every aspect of American society ... Sadly, the classrooms of this country haven't been spared.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, June 16, 2013 3:49 PM

"The Wall Street crowd wants us to think of education in terms of means – which usually means finding ways to spend less – rather than ends.  But when it comes to education, the “ends” are our children. And the means we choose for them, either consciously or through indifference, reveal who we really are as a people."

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Weighing in on California School Finance Reform

Weighing in on California School Finance Reform | Education Commentary & Views | Scoop.it
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The Reason Foundation recently issued a brief on California Gov. Jerry Brown’s school finance reform plan, which endorses Brown’s proposal and then uses it to advance its own agenda. Yet, neither the endorsement of Brown’s plan, nor the call for revising it are grounded in any data. Bruce Baker, a school finance expert at Rutgers University, reviewed the brief for the Think Twice think tank review project.

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'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

NPR 'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) Colleges of education are "an industry of mediocrity" that churns out unprepared teachers to work in the nation's elementary...
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John Austin: Michigan must recommit to public education - Detroit Free Press

John Austin: Michigan must recommit to public education - Detroit Free Press | Education Commentary & Views | Scoop.it
John Austin: Michigan must recommit to public education
Detroit Free Press
Less known is that Michigan helped create the great public education system that is one of America's miracles and strengths.
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Great Lakes Center For Education Research & Practice

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New Brief Reiterates Harm from "Ability Grouping" in School, Offers Recommendations - Dr. William Mathis, managing director of the National Education Policy Center, summarizes current relevant findings in education policy research. Despite incontrovertible evidence demonstrating the harms of ability grouping, resistance to the elimination of tracking in schools remains strong. The latest in a series of two- and three-page briefs summarizing current relevant findings in education policy research reviews the evidence for and against “tracking” students through school – that is, assigning students to particular classes, curricula and courses of study by their perceived ability.


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