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First, Do No Harm

with Diane Ravitchvia Education Week
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Although the pledge to “first, do no harm” is not officially a part of the Hippocratic oath, many physicians still live by it...

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Voters Don't Hold School Boards Accountable for Student Learning, Study Finds

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A new study published in the winter 2008 issue of Education Next finds that voters may be failing to hold school board members accountable for student performance on tests mandated by No Child Left Behind...

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Study: S.C. school board members often re-elected despite district woes

with Education Nextvia State (SC)
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Incumbent school board members in South Carolina who govern low-performing districts have little trouble winning re-election, a study by two University of Chicago researchers found...

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Teachers College Symposium Asks: Can School Finance Suits in State Courts Safeguard Brown V. Board of Ed? Should They?

with Eric Hanushekvia MarketWire
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, NAACP President Ted Shaw and Lani Guinier, expert on race and access to higher education, will be among those debating the uses of law and litigation in promoting equal educational opportunity at a symposium co-sponsored by Teachers College and Columbia Law School...

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Voucher Showdown Set for Tuesday in Utah

with Milton Friedmanvia New York Sun
Monday, November 5, 2007

Tomorrow's vote on a Utah ballot referendum is shaping up as the next test in the campaign for school vouchers...

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Letters: Not So Wylde About Kathryn

with Diane Ravitchvia New York Post
Monday, November 5, 2007

Kathryn Wylde, who is known to possess zero educational mastery, has the nerve to attack Diane Ravitch, who is universally recognized as America's top educational expert ("Hypocritical Critic," PostOpinion, Oct. 30)...

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6% of voucher backers say helping poor is main reason

with Terry M. Moevia Salt Lake Tribune
Monday, November 5, 2007

For the one-third of Utahns who staunchly support education vouchers, parental "choice" is the driving force - not helping low-income families, the more idealistic reason the movement's leaders hammered home...

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Equity Symposium Asks: Can School Finance Suits in State Courts Safeguard Brown v. Board of Ed? Should They? (Nov. 12th & 13th at TC's Cowin Center)

with Eric Hanushekvia Columbia University Teachers College
Monday, November 5, 2007

Since June 2007, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down plans by Seattle and Louisville, Kentucky to maintain racial balance in their public schools, many have seen the nation's education adequacy movement -- the growing wave of lawsuits in state courts that are winning more money for under-funded school districts -- as "the only game in town" for protecting the interests of poor and minority students...

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First Report Cards for City Schools Released

with Diane Ravitchvia Gothamist
Monday, November 5, 2007

Today, Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Klein released the "first-ever" public school progress reports with letter grades...

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Diane Ravitch poses a question about the new school grades

by Diane Ravitchvia NYC Public School Parents
Sunday, November 4, 2007

A question for everyone to think about...

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