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Jitu Brown and the Education Battleground of Chicago

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Jitu Brown and the Chicago activists have taken the fight to a new level. They insist that Chicago Public Schools engage with the communities they are there to serve. If CPS undertakes any further uncollaborative action, it risks not only a symbolic, but an actual, devastating response.

You Can’t Measure This

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What matters is that the best teachers care. They inspire. They forge relationships that acknowledge that children are complex beings; they see and address students’ needs and possibilities.

Why Our Kids Don’t Love School Anymore

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Parents and students talked about the dramatic changes in curriculum and a flood of test prep in classes and homework. Some spoke about the massive expenditures for technology and testing materials, as hands-on instructional time declined.

Children of the Unraveling

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He is a cautious and wary young man, creative and soft spoken. He can erupt in joy and laughter, but it’s always tempered. There’s little room for reckless abandon in a world of frequent change and unexpected loss.

No Threat Left Behind: New York City Stifles Opt Out

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Whether you are a parent in a “high performing” school with plenty of middle and upper class children or a parent with a child in a “low performing” school with a population weighed down by the stresses of poverty, there is a powerful deterrent custom-made for you when it comes to making the decision of whether or not to allow a child to take the tests.

Diane Ravitch | Why Are Bill Gates & Betsy DeVos So Afraid of This Grandmother?

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 Diane Ravitch explains how public education is being damaged by the billionaires who want to destroy your community public schools.