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This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes | Elite Daily

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes | Elite Daily | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
“ The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms.”
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Truth from the Trenches

Truth from the Trenches | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
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Charters or selective Magnets choose who to educate or not.

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Good Teachers Linked to Test Success

A study found that effective teachers can boost the test scores of students who had struggled under low-performing instructors, marking a new salvo in the national debate over teacher performance.
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The 50 million dollar lie | Gary Rubinstein's Blog

Last year I spent a lot of time making scatter plots of the released New York City teacher data reports to demonstrate how unreliable value-added measurements
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Gates test lies

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Gates Still Doesn’t Get It! Trapped in a World of Circular Reasoning & Flawed Frameworks

Gates Still Doesn’t Get It! Trapped in a World of Circular Reasoning & Flawed Frameworks | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
Not much time for a thorough review of the most recent release of the Gates MET project, but here are my first cut comments on the major problems with the report. The take home argument of the repo...
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Gates miscalculation of test scores

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What Exactly is Measured in Michelle Rhee’s Bogus State Report Card?

What Exactly is Measured in Michelle Rhee’s Bogus State Report Card? | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
What Michelle Rhee and her billionaire buddies measured in their ridiculous, recently-released report card is a very Brave New World-type Orwellian fantasy. Words are twisted to mean exactly the op...
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Michelle Rhee’s Upside Down Agenda

Michelle Rhee’s Upside Down Agenda | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
Michelle Rhee issued a report card yesterday that graded states by whether they satisfied her. What she wants is privatization of public education (charters and vouchers); high-stakes testing by wh...
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The Problem with Choice

The Problem with Choice | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
A reader from Oregon explains the destructive consequences of choice. School choice has been a goal of the right for decades and is now embraced by the Obama administration: “For US education...
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Is Privatization of Public Schools a Good Idea?

Is Privatization of Public Schools a Good Idea? | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
I disagree with this post by a faithful reader. But I think it deserves discussion. There are many reasons to object to privatization. One is that there is no evidence that privately managed firms ...
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The Best of 2012

The Best of 2012 | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
2012 was a year in which supporters of public education–parents, educators and concerned citizens–won some huge victories against the privatization movement. Let’s begin with the ...
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Value-Added Ratings for Our Secretaries of Education

Value-Added Ratings for Our Secretaries of Education | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
A little known group called Educators for Shared Accountability designed a rubric for evaluating Secretaries of Education. It incorporates multiple measures. By its metric, Richard Riley was our be...
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NYC Educator: Have You No Shame?

NYC Educator: Have You No Shame? | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
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“Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Excellent!”

“Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Excellent!” | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
Keeping an eye on the corporate education agenda, in Massachusetts and beyond
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PBS | Ombudsman | Michelle Rhee: Reformer, Zealot, Both or Something Else?

This Web site, provided by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), is home to more than 350 television show companion sites in addition to Web-original sites.
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Frontline Correspondence with critques in their editorial.

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Leadership in education faces some tough questions regarding integrity and it once again leads me to question the bigger picture of standardized testing.

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Education reform as a business

Education reform as a business | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
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How to get into the investment of education for $

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Gary Rubinstein: Gates’ MET Study Is Wrong

Gary Rubinstein took a close look at the new Gates’ study of teacher evaluation and says it is wrong. The media takeaway is tat in evaluating teachers, test scores are more reliable than obse...
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Selling Schools Out | Corporate Accountability | The Investigative Fund

Selling Schools Out | Corporate Accountability | The Investigative Fund | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
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The (D)Evolution of Denver’s Pay-for-Performance Model

The (D)Evolution of Denver’s Pay-for-Performance Model | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
Jeannie Kaplan is an elected member of the Denver school board. Denver is one of the major sites for corporate reform. Several commenters have asked about Denver’s pay-for-performance plan. I...
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NYC Public School Parents: Our parent report card for Michelle Rhee and StudentsFirst

NYC Public School Parents: Our parent report card for Michelle Rhee and StudentsFirst | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
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The VAM Mess in Pennsylvania

The VAM Mess in Pennsylvania | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
Value-added assessment is all the rage since te introduction of Race to the Top. Before then, everyone understood that teachers, families, school resources and the student herself (or himself) were...
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Deferring Six Figures on Wall Street for Teacher's Salary

Deferring Six Figures on Wall Street for Teacher's Salary | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
Teach for America, the nonprofit organization that recruits high-achieving college graduates to teach in some of the nation's poorest schools for two years, has garnered renewed interest among would-be finance professionals.
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Jersey Jazzman Deconstructs Joel Klein’s Record

Jersey Jazzman Deconstructs Joel Klein’s Record | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
Joel Klein served as Chancellor of the New York City public schools for eight years. He had no previous experience as an educator. But he came to the job with a determination to reinvent the system...
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Jersey Jazzman: The Selling Out of Newark's Schools: Part I

Jersey Jazzman: The Selling Out of Newark's Schools: Part I | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
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‘Twas the Night Before Testing

‘Twas the Night Before Testing | Political Impact on Education | Scoop.it
Fred Smith worked for many years for the New York City Board of Education as a testing expert. Now he is a watchdog to guard against the misuse of tests. He writes opinion pieces and advises parent...
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Connexion

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Corrupt Testing practices and companies

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