Kinder to High School

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Charter Schools

Why the racist history of the charter school movement is never discussed | Christopher Bonastia | AlterNet

At Charter Schools, Short Careers by Choice | Motoko Rich | NYTimes.com

Charter Schools For Scandals | Education Opportunity Network

Charter School Gravy Train Runs Express To Fat City | Addison Wiggin | Forbes

High Performing Charter Schools: Beating The Odds, Or Beating The Test? | Rob Levine | Campaign for America’s Future

Assessing Charter Schools | Mark Naisson | LA Progressive

What Charter Schools Do Best | Diane Ravitch’s blog

Who Is Profiting From Charters? The Big Bucks Behind Charter School Secrecy, Financial Scandal and Corruption | Kristin Rawls | Alternet

School officials vote against renewing Nahuatl-themed charter | Dalina Castellanos & Howard Blume | LATimes.com

Tough Questions to Ask About Charter Schools | by Mark Naison | LA Progressive

Testing

After 70 years as a nonprofit, GED test switching to for-profit venture | Jed Kim | 89.3 KPCC

All L.A. Unified students must pass college-prep courses | Howard Blume | Los Angeles Times

California Dumps STAR Test | Zoneil Maharaj | Fremont Patch

Maya Angelou and 100 Children’s Book Authors Ask Obama to Stop Overtesting Kids | Julianne Hing | Colorlines

China Enters “Testing-free” Zone: The New Ten Commandments of Education Reform | Yong Zhau | Education in the Age of Globalization

Study: High Standardized Test Scores Don’t Translate to Better Cognition | Allie Bidwell | US News and World Report

Mapping the Backlash Against High-Stakes Testing [Infographic] | Julianne Hing | Colorlines

Common Core

What Does a Common Core/Danielson Lesson Plan Look Like? | Alan Singer | Huffington Post

Diane Ravitch calls for Common Core boycott, refusal to give tests | Joie Tyrrell | Long Island Newsday

A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Close Reading & the Common Core | Teaching the Core

Common Core Corruption: Pearson Publishing Investigated | Bill Korach | The Report Card

Gates Foundation pours millions into Common Core in 2013 | Valerie Strauss | The Washington Post

An Open Letter to My Students | Meg Morris | United Opt Out National

Why No Common Core at the School the Obamas Chose for their Children? | Diane Ravitch | Diane Ravitch’s Blog

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