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Gene Glass, Explains His Decision to Stop Being a "Measurement Specialist"

In his own blog post, that was picked up by Diane Ravtich and Naked Capitalism, Arizona State professor Gene V. Glass explains why he no longer wants to be referred to as a “measurement specialist”… an in doing so gives a history of education measurement over the past 50 years. 438 more words

The 1.54% Boomer Riche


One in 65 UK adults now a millionaire, latest figures show

I wonder which generation this could be (mainly).

The number of millionaires in the UK has shot up by 41% over the past five years, with one in 65 adults now classed as having a seven-figure fortune thanks to booming house prices and stock market gains.

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Class-wash, capital and social mobility: critiquing corporate investment in widening participation

Another critical look at widening participation. This time I look at how the big corporates are involved and how the social mobility initiatives they support serve to legitimize their own interests whilst neutralising a political language of class. 1,655 more words

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Newark's Failed Efforts at Reform Revealed in "The Prize"

The NYTimes review of Dale Russakov’s new book, The Prize, describes the failed effort of the Newark Public Schools to take full advantage of a $100,000,000 donation from Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. 710 more words

NYTimes Column Illustrates Vouchers' Subtle Shortcomings

Brittany Bronson’s op ed column in today’s NYTimes points out the many flaws with the voucher legislation passed recently in her home state of Nevada. But unlike many of the earlier columns I’ve read on this topic, which tend to focus on some of the obvious problems ( 452 more words

Russell group numbers soar in Newham

This year, more students than ever before are progressing from Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) to Russell group universities. Once again the college has the highest number of Russell group progressors of any Newham sixth form. 680 more words