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Peterborough United v Barnsley

London Road / League One / 18th October 2014

Having headed south to Luton for some Football League action last weekend… 3,819 more words

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Diving apparatuses

Many of you may have heard of or even use a few different types of diving techniques to get your baits down to the fish lets discuss the different ways to present a bait to the fish… 401 more words


An Investigation Into NY's "Families for Excellent Schools"

This morning, I read a post on education historian Diane Ravitch’s blog about an influential nonprofit in New York, Families for Excellent Schools (FES). It seems that nonprofit is wielding its influence to advance charter schools in New York City. 1,027 more words


Steve Barr Bails on McDonogh; Surplus Laptops Sold Bearing Student Data

In February 2012, then-new Louisiana Superintendent John White told Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) about how he planned to work a marvel of renovation and preservation for New Orleans’ McDonogh High School by allowing Steve Barr, CEO of Green Dot Charters in Los Angeles (a businessman with no vested interest in the New Orleans… 957 more words


Understanding Cowen Institute's Botched VAM Effort

We are in an age of so-called “data-driven” education reform. Numbers and analyses are being worshiped as the end-all, be-all evidence of education quality. Student standardized test scores are at the center of the majority of such analyses. 1,934 more words

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Cowen Institute Erased Its Flawed VAM Report... But I Did Not.

The Cowen Institute at Tulane University has been promoting the New Orleans Charter Miracle since 2007. Cowen Institute has been trying since then to sell the “transformed” post-Katrina education system in New Orleans. 861 more words

High-stakes Testing