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Battle for California: TFA Civil War, ELLs, and Teacher Quality

There is an update on the TFA civil war from California…I received the following letter via email from a source within the TFA alum circle. TFA alumni are organizing for teacher quality in the Golden State. TFA wants to be able continue to assign a revolving door of poorly trained (only 5 weeks in the summer) and uncertified  teachers to instruct

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Fact Checking KIPP, TFA and DeVos Charter Voucher Acolytes (trap laid)

Do you think the “school choice” alliance between KIPP, TFA and DeVos acolytes is unusual or expected? Also, have you ever had a public or private debate and someone says something that is really not true? Have you ever laid a trap for someone in a discussion? Well, the Berks County Community Foundation invited several guests to Reading, PA to

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Goldman Sachs Wing of @TeachForAmerica #TFA25

Lot’s of controversy today about @HillaryClinton & @GoldmanSachs. Incidentally, Teach For America (TFA) and Goldman Sachs have had a longstanding and very fruitful relationship. @TeachForAmerica has been allied with Goldman Sachs in several ways. Who is Goldman Sachs? From Wikipedia: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational investment banking firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily

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The Test: Bad News (civil rights facade) and Good News (local accountability)

So do you want the good news or the bad news first? It’s a question my parents often asked me a child growing up. Which do you want to hear first? I’ll start with the bad news. High states testing has been around for a long time (See the post After Thousand of Years, #China Changing Mind on #Testing ? #edreform). Historically,

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Please Vote!: 3rd Annual Educational Policy Turkey of the Year Award #Thanksgiving

Please vote!! Cloaking Inequity seeks to illuminate popular and dominant ideologies that purport to foment equality and close the achievement gap. Often well-intentioned citizens support educational policy that claim to create a more inclusive and better quality education system— unbeknownst (or beknownst) to them— these policies magnify and hide inequality by utilizing an elegant, yet false, bureaucracy of data, research

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