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Ohio: Whistleblower Says Online Charter Used Software to Inflate Enrollment, More $$$$

A whistleblower informed state education officials that ECOT (the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow) had used software that inflated its enroll,wants and its state reimbursements. He filed his complaint in early August but state officials ignored it until December.   1,488 more words

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Mercedes Schneider: Peter Cunningham and EdPost Cash In

Mercedes Schneider is a brilliant blogger. She is unpaid. So is Anthony Cody, Peter Greene, Steven Singer, Tom Ultican, and many more. Bloggers speak truth to power. 107 more words

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Matt Barnum: Part 2, Waltons’ Secret Memo: Why Charter Expansion Lost in Massachusetts

Matt Barnum of Chalkbeat obtained additional portions of the postmortem analysis of why the corporate reformers lost in a state referendum to expand charter schools in Massachusetts ( 664 more words

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Guy Brandenburg: D.C. Made More Progress Under Elected Board Than Under Mayoral Control

Guy Brandenburg is a retired teacher of mathematics who taught in the D.C. public schools. He was very likely the first person to publicly explode the myth of Michelle Rhee, having pursued her initial claims about miraculously raising the scores of the students she taught as a new TFA teacher from the 13th percentile to the 90th percentile. 1,399 more words

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The Teacher That Jay-Z Remembered

There’s always one teacher, isn’t there? There is always one teacher you remember, the one who saw something in you that no one else saw. 339 more words

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English Literacy just the Tip of the Iceberg

Originally published in the Bangkok Post on Saturday 21st April 2018

An ambitious initiative being planned by the Thai Ministry of Education to place thousands of young foreign teachers in rural schools across Thailand has the potential to dramatically improve English language abilities. 1,039 more words

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Realism. Really?

Realism represents an epistemology of scientific discovery.  The realm of the artistic and aesthetic belongs to the natural world, and this philosophy rests on, “Skinnerian tendencies of behavior modification, to classical conditioning, and operant conditioning” (para. 264 more words