Final comments about #neara2012 and #teachers’ #unions before moving on… Thank you!

Here’s a couple of posts (one and two) from the brothers Klonsky, two huge and unabashed NEA cheerleaders, whom I …
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On my fifth day of #summer #school, the #NEA wept, according to @mikeklonsky

Correction: It was Fred K., not Mike K. Sorry. Went to the Newseum today with the entire school, perhaps more …
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Update: Varied Responses To "The Successful Failure Of ED In ’08"

My favorite response to the piece so far has been Craig Jerald's observation that he proposed something like the empty chairs on the Mall that was done last week by the College Board's "Don't Forget Ed" campaign (" This reminded

Quotes: Why Don’t Reformers Fight For School Funding?

Isn’t it strange that you never see a group like “Education Reform Now”… advocating for smaller classes or more librarians or a reversal of budget cuts– Diane Ravitch via Mike Klonsky (it's a good point, esp. given the …

Poster: "Keep Calm And Continue Testing"


A test season riff on the WWII poster "Keep Calm And Carry On," via @mikeklonsky.  Is this for real, or even new?  I have no idea but would love to know.  There's an ACT logo and they're getting back to …

Livestream link for #occupy the doe event, @unitedoptout

Here’s the link to the livestream account where all of the days events and teach-ins were broadcast. You can view all on archive, speakers from Mike Klonsky, Jesse Turner, Steve Krashen, David Greene, and others. Enjoy. Tagged: califather, livestream, occupy…

Campaign 2010: Too Much Credit For "Stand IL"?

Today's Chicago news is dominated with wrapup stories about the Illinois primaries — many of them focused on the role Stand For Children IL may have played in the races where it placed bets.  The organization gave $150,000 to 14 …

On Foreign Relations & Precious Gems

Dear Diane,

I’m going to borrow an idea from Mike Klonsky’s Small Talk blog. I’ve too much I’m bursting to say! Like …

Note that the four dissenters on the Council on Foreign Relations’ task force are never quoted …

Buyer Beware

Dear Diane,

Three days with the North Dakota Study Group restores my spirits every year. Some great speeches, small “works in progress” workshops, presentations by students, and just food and talk, talk, talk.

I read your blog this week while …

Five Best Blogs: A Little Heat, A Little Light

The ‘three great teacher’ study — finally laid to rest Gary Rubinstein: This study continues to be quoted, especially the M5 example that was my first example.  It is in Whitney Tilson’s powerpoint slides (shown below).  It is in The …