Category : Race to the Top

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Manufacturing Consent for Market-Driven Schooling

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Christopher A. Lizotte of the University of Washington and Dan Cohen published an interesting research paper about how market-driven policies have been promoted and sold....
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The Failure of the Obama-Duncan “School Improvement Grants” and Its Lessons for Today

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A while back, I read a vitriolic article in a rightwing publication that expressed contempt for the public schools and congratulated Betsy DeVos for trying...
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Andrea Gabor: How Big Philanthropy Captured Media Coverage of Their Education Investments

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Andrea Gabor is the Bloomberg Professor of Business Journalism at Baruch College, which is part of the City University of New York. Gabor has written...
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My Review of Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire, “A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door”

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I reviewed A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door in The New Republic. It is an important book that pulls together all the threads of the...
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What You Need to Know About Standardized Testing

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Valerie Strauss posted this article that I wrote on her Washington Post site “The Answer Sheet.” The tests now required by federal law are worthless....