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Episode 28 of At the Chalk Face

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Thanks for listening. Today, Tim and I will discuss the following three topics:

 

1)http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teacher_in_a_strange_land/2011/09/privatizing_teaching.html

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2011/09/michigan_lawmakers_taking_thei.html

 

2) The reform movement has never been about improving schools.  Rich hedge fund managers and the wealthy all of a sudden decide to "help" failing schools.  No. Instead they use civil rights language to dupe the most vulnerable into allowing these reformers access to precious public money. 

http://mobile.salon.com/news/feature/2011/09/12/reformmoney/index.html

 

3) " Instead, the report reproduces familiar arguments for market-based school reforms that are grounded in little empirical evidence and that use our nation’s neediest schools—those serving primarily poor children and children of color—as laboratories for educational experiments, notwithstanding existing evidence that the experiments will not succeed." 

http://nepc.colorado.edu/thinktank/review-charting-new-territory

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