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Jamie Camp

Streaming Event Session Information - 10 views

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    Links to the archive of Diane Ravitch's talk on March 8, 2011 in Wisconsin.
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    Diane Ravitch @ Univ of Wisconsin Madison March 8, 2011. This is right in the middle of the Wisconsin public education crisis.
Sheri Edwards

Leading Scholar's U-Turn on School Reform Shakes Up Debate - NYTimes.com - 10 views

  • Arthur E. Levine, a former president of Teachers College, where Dr. Ravitch got her doctorate and began her teaching career in the 1970s. “Now for her to suddenly conclude that she’s been all wrong is extraordinary — and not very helpful.”
  • In 2005, she said, a study she undertook of Pakistan’s weak and inequitable education system, dominated by private and religious institutions, convinced her that protecting the United States’ public schools was important to democracy.
  • She remembers another date, Nov. 30, 2006, when at a Washington conference she heard a dozen experts conclude that the No Child law was not raising student achievement.
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  • Testing had become not just a way to measure student learning, but an end in itself.
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    "Testing had become not just a way to measure student learning, but an end in itself. "
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    New View -- Expert changes her mind
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