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Kim Sivick #SXSWedu scores of 15 year olds on standardized tests do not predict the future via Diane Ravitch
Audrey Watters "The scores of 15 year olds on standardized tests do not predict the future" - @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Kim Sivick #SXSWedu via Diane Ravitch jokes: school tests that tell you what you should do in life may be an early form of astrology.
Elana Leoni "The purpose of education is to not achieve higher test scores — it's to make good citizens." @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Kim Sivick #SXSWedu via Diane Ravitch we should be talking about child poverty. Test scores would be off the chart if we could take care of poverty
xian barrett Ravitch: purpose of ed is not to produce higher & higher test scores, it is to support young ppl to develop into strong citizens #SXSWedu
Jessica Herring "The purpose of edu. is not to get higher and higher test scores. The purpose of edu. is to make good citizens." @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Jordon Brown Diane Ravitch says she had no standardized testing growing up. Room applauds. #SXSWedu
Greg Garner Learning from one of the most vocal opponents of standardized testing & the privatization of our schools: Diane Ravitch #sxswedu
Jesse Stommel “Standardized tests are a fine mechanism for distributing privilege for those that already have privilege.” @DianeRavitch #sxswedu
Krystal Ferguson "Purpose of education is not to get higher&higher test scores.The purpose of education is to create good citizens..." @dianeravitch #SXSWedu
Krystal Ferguson "Purpose of education is not to get higher & higher test scores. The purpose of education is to be good citizens..." @dianeravitch #SXSWedu
Dr. Doug Holschuh Listening to Diane Ravitch talk about her evolution from pro to anti big testing. #SXSWEdu
Reeve Hamilton "NCLB was a hoax. There was no Texas Miracle." -Diane Ravitch at #sxswedu (followed by: "Race to the Top is a hoax.")
Jesse Stommel “Schools were turning into testing factories … the educational industrial complex.” @DianeRavitch #sxswedu
Reeve Hamilton "I'm sorry to say this as a native Texan, but deregulation comes with a cost." -Diane Ravitch discussing charter schools at #SXSWedu
Audrey Watters Who had "hoax" on their Diane Ravitch #sxswedu bingo card?
techlearning T&L 2013 Most Influential person Diane Ravitch kicks off #SXSWedu yfrog.com/odn44xfj
Marisa Limon "Schools have been closed based on goals nobody believed in." - Diane Ravitch #SXSWedu
College Uncomp Diane Ravitch's Reign of Error: The Danger of Privatizing Schools up next! #SXSWedu schedule.sxswedu.com/e...
Philip Harmon "I'm sorry to say this as a native Texan, but deregulation comes with a cost." -Diane Ravitch discussing charter schools at #SXSWedu
AISD Communications Where there is poverty...where there is segregation...there are problems. — Diane Ravitch #SXSWedu
EdGamer Diane Ravitch at #SXSWedu - the hoaxes of US education. instagram.com/p/lF8fA2...
Matthew O. Reininger @DianeRavitch Standardized testing tests privilege, more than ed.achievement. Speaks to the Matthew Effect: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... #SXSWedu
AISD Communications Scores on standardized tests do not predict the future. — Diane Ravitch #SXSWedu
Anthony Cody .@DianeRavitch Testing kids hurts them, when it robs them of time to learn, reflects and reinforces inequities #SXSWedu
Carl Hooker We should be talking about the 23% of kids that live in poverty…not test scores. - @DianeRavitch #sxswedu #focusShift
Anthony Cody #SXSWedu First time intnl tests were given in 1963, US came in 12th out of 12. This predicted Nothing that mattered @DianeRavitch
Katrina Stevens Test scores predict economic status and privilege, not future achievement. ~ @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Jesse Stommel Imagine a world with "no standardized testing at all." @DianeRavitch #sxswedu
Rebecca Shah Reminder, #eddata are more than just test scores and way more than just standardized test scores. #SxSWedu @DianeRavitch
Elana Leoni A lot of what @DianeRavitch is talking about is Hope. Hope for public education. Tests DO NOT predict success. #SXSWedu #ANewHope
Rebecca Shah @DianeRavitch, here’s where we agree - education is about more than test scores, but we need to know if students are learning. #SxSWedu
Jesse Stommel “Testing kids doesn’t help them do better.” @DianeRavitch #sxswedu
Rebecca Shah Fact check @DianeRavitch, value-added/growth scores actually control for student demographics. #SxSWedu
Elana Leoni "The kids with the highest scores came from the kids with the highest household income." - @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Rebecca Shah Not about number of tests but quality. Thank goodness for #CCSS and aligned tests that require critical thinking. #SxSWedu @DianeRavitch
Rebecca Shah Tests may not predict success but they do (done well) show learning. Don’t we want to know if students are learning? #SxSWedu @DianeRavitch
Katrina Stevens "The scores of a 15-year-old on a standardized test, do not determine the future." -~@DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Jesse Stommel “The bad news club is a hoax. Test scores are the highest they’ve ever been in history.” @DianeRavitch #sxswedu
Jeff Selingo There is no other nation in the world that tests its students from 3rd to 8th grade like the U.S. @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Desiree Morales When you evaluate teachers by test scores, you evaluate them by which students they have in their classrooms. @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
ATPE Learning "The purpose of education is not to make good test scores...the purpose is to make good citizens." -@DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Rovy Branon RT @elanaleoni: Test scores predict economic status and privilege, not future achievement. ~ @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Joanne Salazar @DianeRavitch is now kicking off #sxswedu! She attended #txed #publiced school w/ no stdzd testing.
Membership Toolkit Parents agree...."The purpose of education is not to make good test scores...the purpose is to make good citizens." -@DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Drew Perkins Validity and reliability of testing questions being questioned by @DianeRavitch Have often thought the same! #SXSWedu
Paul Smith We are the most over tested nation in the world. No other nation forces kids takes tests from 3-8th grade. #SXSWedu @DianeRavitch
Charlie Cummings .@DianeRavitch: Rather than give all kids the necessities & support they need to excel in school & life, we give them more tests #SXSWedu
Wendy Drexler No research supporting evaluating teachers via student test scores. @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Dr. Howell Wright #SXSWedu2014 Ravitch says teachers wrote own tests, provided athletics, libraries, and music as part of public ed, not as luxuries HISD
Jeff Selingo Scores on a standardized test for a 15 year old don't predict the future @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Virginia Fraser @DianeRavitch What a validating statement about K-12 testing & creative kids - "The child that thought twice, got it wrong." #SXSWedu2014
Joe Manko "Test scores are the highest they have been in history for whites, blacks, latinos, and Asian students" @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Dr. Howell Wright #SXSWedu2014 Ravitch says focus on child poverty, need experienced teachers, smaller learning environments, less tests...most tested nation
Paul Smith "The scores of 15 year-olds on a standardized test do not predict the future." Yes! @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
James Britton Applause: RT @audreywatters: "The scores of 15 year olds on standardized tests do not predict the future" - @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
JosephDWood "The scores of 15 year olds does not predict the future." Diane Ravitch. #SXSWedu #SoTrue #SoSadWeDontGetThat
Chiv Heng Listening to Diane Ravitch discuss the Educational Industrial Complex @ #SXSWedu "testing and accountability actually hurts poor children"
djscozz Gotta give Diane Ravitch a ton of credit. She pushed standardized testing in the 90's... But then kept thinking. #SXSWedu
Jay Goyal "Scores of 15 year olds don't predict the future..." Diane ravitch #SXSWedu
Desiree Morales @Dianeravitch :The purpose of education is to make good citizens, not higher and higher test scores. #SXSWedu
Alyse Aanestad Purpose of our public ed system to make good citizens, not get higher test scores. @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Rachel E. Johnson The scores of fifteen-year-olds on standardized tests do not predict the future. @DianeRavitch @SXSWEDU #SXSWedu
Doug Holschuh Listening to Diane Ravitch talk about her evolution from pro to anti big testing. #SXSWEdu
Kim Sivick Via Diane Ravitch. Not fan of school choice, public dollars to propaganda, idea of public educ would die #SXSWedu
Rebecca Shah Standardized tests are not perfect but are an important measure. Need good questions, yes. #SxSWedu @DianeRavitch #eddata
Kim Sivick #SXSWedu via Diane Ravitch free public education for all defines our democracy
Kim Sivick #SXSWedu via Diane Ravitch : bad news club (abt educ) is a hoax.
Kim Sivick Via Diane Ravitch, 5 years after NCLB. I kept thinking. Changed my views. #SXSWedu
Rebecca Shah Diane Ravitch is on. I’m live tweeting. #SxSWedu
Dr. Howell Wright #SXSWedu2014 Diane Ravitch speaking now
TEACHED #SXSWedu2014 wondering if there will be Q&A w Diane Ravitch key note?
Kelly Amis #SXSWedu2014 going 2 hear Diane Ravitch's key note. She's supposedly a 'spectacular' voice 2 start conf. Hmmmm
tonybuts Off to hear Diane Ravitch and begin hearing views on charter school developments in US #SXSWedu2014
Pearl Arredondo #SXSWedu kicking it off with Diane Ravitch. Let's see what she considers privatizing.
Mark Montgomery #SXSWedu first up, Diane Ravitch. My @Baylor SOE professors would be so proud. BTW, why isn't there a Baylor SOE twitter account?
CitySchoolsIT Time to get this party started. Session 1: The Danger of Privatizing Schools with Diane Ravitch. #sxswedu
Ben Stern Diane Ravitch being Diane Ravitch #sxswedu instagram.com/p/lF7FT_...
TX Parents Union Diane Ravitch preparing to speak at #SXSWedu. #TXed #testing
Jordon Brown Diane Ravitch was an advocate of charter schools and No Child Left Behind. #SXSWedu
Ashley Flores "3 Institutions that define our democracy The Consitution, free market ...and free public education." - Diane Ravitch #sxswedu
Jordon Brown About to see Diane Ravitch speak about why privatizing schools is bad. #SXSWedu
Adora Svitak About to see Diane Ravitch speak at #SXSWedu
Mike Snyder RT @reevehamilton: "NCLB was a hoax. There was no Texas Miracle." -Diane Ravitch at #sxswedu (followed by: "Race to the Top is a hoax.")
Janet M Burstall Diane Ravitch sees school choice as basis for social segregation and vouchers funding religion over education #SXSWedu2014
Aidan Montessori "Nature of Standardized Tests ranks kids along a curve - kids from high-income families always do better." - @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Carolyn Wiberg I'm ready for it! Bring on Diane Ravitch at #SXSWedu2014
Paul McGowan #SXSWedu @DianeRavitch railing against the "education-industrial complex" selling standardized tests
Chris Lehmann .@DianeRavitch makes a great point about why merit pay doesn't work - it assumes teachers aren't already working at capacity. #SXSWedu
Jaime Casap .@DianeRavitch I'm not going to wait until we solve poverty before we provide opportunity to poor kids today #SXSWedu
Anthony Cody Wherever merit pay has been tried, it fails. Teachers are already working as hard as they can. @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Anthony Cody School choice was always abt keeping black kids in black schls, white kids in white schools sez @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Carl Hooker The purpose of education is to make good citizens - @DianeRavitch AMEN! #sxswedu #nottestscores
Elana Leoni "If you think 5 weeks is enough, I urge you to find a pilot who has 5 weeks of training." @DianeRavitch on TFA. #TFAResist #SXSWedu
Anthony Cody 44% of Florida's teachers of the year got failing VAM ratings! It is a hoax! @DianeRavitch at #SXSWedu
Jesse Stommel “It’s a hoax to believe teachers can be great teachers without professional training.” @DianeRavitch // Big hoax of most #highered. #sxswedu
Anthony Cody #SXSWedu Unregulated charter schools are breeding grounds for corruption. @DianeRavitch
Carl Hooker NCLB was a hoax - @DianeRavitch We should ALL be reading proficient by 2014. Um…it's 2014…#sxswedu
Anthony Cody .@DianeRavitch : school choice hearkens back to Geo Wallace segregationists. #SXSWedu
Audrey Watters "School choice reminds me of George Wallace" - @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Stephanie Sandifer If you don't have the basics of life it is really difficult to focus on schoolwork -- @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Carl Hooker @DianeRavitch Vouchers and Merit pay for teachers are major Hoaxes….It excludes and segregates kids/schools #sxswedu
Anthony Cody #SXSWEDU third great foundation of democracy, Public education, now under assault: @DianeRavitch
Carl Hooker Digging the house music before @DianeRavitch 's #sxswedu session. #bass
Audrey Watters "the education industrial complex" - @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Jesse Stommel “We can’t keep bashing our kids and their teachers.” @DianeRavitch #sxswedu
Katrina Stevens @KellyAmis @DianeRavitch Agree--education must change to meet needs of students we have now, not that we used to have. #SXSWedu
Carl Hooker RT @ssandifer: If you want to be a teacher you need to spend at least a year learning how -- @DianeRavitch #sxswedu (5 weeks not enough)
Jesse Stommel “Free market must be buffeted by a strong safety net so the powerful do not starve the weak.” @DianeRavitch #sxswedu
Rebecca Shah @DianeRavitch changed her mind on charters/choice. How does she know what’s working/not without #eddata? #SxSWedu
Katrina Stevens There never was a "Texas Miracle" in education. ~ @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Stephanie Sandifer NCLB was a hoax... The "Texas Miracle" was a hoax... -- @DianeRavitch #sxswedu Definitely not a surprise to us... unfortunately
Carl Hooker @DianeRavitch "School choice reminds of George Wallace and Strom Thurman." #SXSWedu
Stephanie Sandifer @DianeRavitch challenges supporters of TFA model to go to a doctor who has only had 5 wks of training #SXSWedu
Katrina Stevens Future of our democracy depends on our education today, for all of our children. ~@DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Stephanie Sandifer Where are we racing and who gets to the top? -- @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Elana Leoni "Where are we racing and who gets to the top?" @DianeRavitch's thoughts on #NCLB #SXSWedu
Carl Hooker @DianeRavitch Calling out @arneduncan and his $5bil in play money. #sxswedu @ipadSammy would be proud.
Jesse Stommel “Race to the top is a hoax. Where are we racing to and who gets to the top?” @DianeRavitch #sxswedu
Stephanie Sandifer If you want to be a teacher you need to spend at least a year learning how -- @DianeRavitch #sxswedu
Jesse Stommel “No child left behind was a hoax.” @DianeRavitch #sxswedu
Kim Sivick Via @DianeRavitch where are we racing and who gets to the top? #SXSWedu
Kim Sivick Via @DianeRavitch deregulation comes with costs. Lack of accountability and greed #SXSWedu
Katrina Stevens @DianeRavitch compares companies such @K12Learn to a Ponzi scheme using public funds. #SXSWedu
JosephDWood Ravitch is right. The more you read standardized test questions the more you doubt standardized test results. #SXSWedu
Desiree Morales If you want to be a teacher, you have to spend at least a year learning how to teach. I doesn't happen in 5 weeks. @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Rafranz Davis “@KatrinaStevens1: Future of our democracy depends on our education today, for all of our children. ~@DianeRavitch #SXSWedu” keyword: ALL
Jeff Selingo Now @DianeRavitch takes aim at TFA: If you want to be a teacher you need to spend at least a year learning how to teach. #SXSWedu
Charlie Cummings After yrs on NAEP board, @DianeRavitch realized that testing doesn't help kids. "Kids w best scores come from highest income fams" #SXSWedu
Matthew Nathan Just saw @Amplify CEO Joel Klein coming into the room to hear @DianeRavitch speak. Only at #SXSWedu?
TAMSA @DianeRavitch "3 great principles in our democracy: Constitution, Free Market, and Free Public Education" #SXSWedu
xian barrett Ravitch: we have a great education system plagued by poverty and segregation. To Improve, we must address these issues #SXSWedu
Joe Manko @DianeRavitch outlines her solutions: food security, safety, small class sizes, experienced teachers, regular medical check-ups #SXSWedu
Monise L. Seward Um, no. RT @audreywatters: "School choice reminds me of George Wallace" - @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Charlie Cummings .@DianeRavitch: Topic of conferences like #SXSWedu should be about child poverty & deal w issues of equity and race
Desiree Morales @dianeravitch: free public education imperative to democracy. #SXSWedu
Drew Perkins All this talk of charter schls by @DianeRavitch makes me value District of Innovation wk by @DavidNeilCook & @KyDeptofEd #kyedchat #SXSWedu
Joe Manko @DianeRavitch "our kids are amazing, what they are tested on is so far beyond what we learned" #SXSWedu
xian barrett Ravitch: Virtual charters focus on recruitment, not retention or graduation. They make money and fail kids #SXSWedu
xian barrett .@DianeRavitch On test review panel, even after many reviews, were questions that had 2 correct answers or no correct answers #SXSWedu
Joe Manko Kicking #SXSWedu off the right way with @DianeRavitch
Joe Manko "Next time you fly, try to find a pilot who has only five weeks of training" @DianeRavitch criticizes #teachforamerica #SXSWedu
Charlie Cummings .@DianeRavitch outlines high profile 'hoaxes and scams' of #charter schools but fails to mention the many benefits. She's losing me #SXSWedu
Shree Burn. RT @rebecca_shah: @DianeRavitch changed her mind on charters/choice. How does she know what’s working/not without #eddata? #SxSWedu
LearnLaunch The purpose of good education is to make good citizens. -@DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Idit Harel Caperton "TestScores predict kids' economic status & privilege, not future achievement" says @DianeRavitch "Stop the race for TestsScores!" #SXSWedu
Rafranz Davis Just gave directions to @DianeRavitch to a large group of peeps. I should be wearing one of those #SXSWedu shirts & holding an "ask me" sign
APB Speakers Get ready @SXSWEDU! #APB speaker @DianeRavitch will be presenting TODAY from 1:30-2:30pm on "Reign of Error" buff.ly/1kOyVsF #SXSWedu
xian barrett Ravitch: 44% of Florida teachers of the year were rayed failing by text score based evaluation #SXSWedu
Ed Strafford looks like @DianeRavitch is firing up some conversations at #SXSWedu2014
sean.beaverson @dianeravitch schools are closed and teachers are fired based on goals that no one believed in. #nclbhoax #sxswedu
Santtu Toivonen First session of #sxswedu about to kick off, @DianeRavitch soon hitting the stage. I'm expecting something not very mainstream...
Matthew Nathan @DianeRavitch: "it's a bad bandwagon and heading in the wrong direction" audience at #SXSWedu
Dr. Howell Wright #SXSWedu2014 merit pay is a hoax and doesn't make a difference, vouchers are a hoax, segregates schools, no improvement, Ravitch
Katrina Stevens During the 1st 20 years after her time in Bush admin, she supported testing & charters. @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Santtu Toivonen No standardized testing for @DianeRavitch & her peers when they went to public school in Houston. #sxswedu
TAMSA @DianeRavitch "stdzd testing of kids does not help them - it distributes privilege to those that have privilege" #SXSWedu
Joe Manko "The scores of 15 year old students don't predict the future" @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
James Britton RT @mrhooker: We should be talking about the 23% of kids that live in poverty…not test scores. - @DianeRavitch #sxswedu #focusShift
Aidan Montessori "Tests don't help kids do better. Tests have lots of problems: questions with 2 right answers or no right answer." - @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Susan Reeves The scores of 15 year olds on a test do not predict the future... @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu2014
Jeff Selingo According to @DianeRavitch everything is a hoax: charters, vouchers, testing, merit pay. #SXSWedu @dsalko
Laura London Kicking off SXSWedu w/ the legendary @DianeRavitch addressing the evils of testing & need for stronger social safety net #edreform #SXSWedu
Joe Manko @DianeRavitch taking us through how her views on testing, accountability, and choice have changed over the past thirty years #SXSWedu
Jessica Herring @JessicaRae929: "Testing discourages kids on the bottom. It's the nature of the bell curve." @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Derek Bruff @Jessifer @DianeRavitch Testing *with feedback to the learner* does help students learn: derekbruff.org/?p=2827. #sxswedu
Steve Wheeler RT @KatrinaStevens1: Test scores predict economic status and privilege, not future achievement. ~ @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Desiree Morales Test scores today are the highest they have ever been in history. --@dianeravitch #SXSWedu
powerpoetry RT @KatrinaStevens1 Test scores predict economic status and privilege, not future achievement. ~ @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Jessica Herring "The scores of 15-year-olds on a standardized test do not predict the future." @DianeRavitch #amen #PreachItDiane #SXSWedu
Aidan Montessori "The scores of a 15-year-old on a standardized test, do not ever determine the future." - @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Drew Perkins More on validity of high stakes testing, poor predictor of future success #SXSWedu @DianeRavitch
Clayton Riley "The scores of 15 year olds do not predict the future. Period." -@DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Aidan Montessori "The US is the most tested nation in the world. No other country tests students from 3rd grade through 12th." - @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Kelly Amis #SXSWedu #DianeRavitch Applause at "no stand'd tests" 4 Diane. W/ no tests at all very easy 2 edu some not others. How US hides inequality
Wendy Gorton Tests just aren't reliable-- @DianeRavitch couldn't pass the 8th grade math exam! :) #sxswedu
Steve Wheeler RT @AnthonyCody: .@DianeRavitch Testing kids hurts them, when it robs them of time to learn, reflects and reinforces inequities #SXSWedu
CitySchoolsIT RT @mrhooker: We should be talking about the 23% of kids that live in poverty…not test scores. - @DianeRavitch #sxswedu #focusShift
Rachel E. Johnson @SXSWedu @DianeRavitch Even as a student, Ravitch spoke up for education, against segregation #SXSWedu
Wendy Drexler What are we going to do about the children living in poverty? Fix that and test scores will not be a problem. @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu2014
Idit Harel Caperton USA is "most over-tested nation in the world" instead, provide quality public-ed says anti-testing activist @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu @SXSWEDU
Kim Sivick Via @DianeRavitch hoax is believing teachers can be great teachers without professional development #SXSWedu
Anthony Cody There are 3 great foundations of democracy: Constitution, free market, buffered by safety nets, and third... @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Stephanie Sandifer Of course teachers should be paid more, but merit pay is a hoax -- has never worked anywhere -- @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Katrina Stevens Didn't realize that @DianeRavitch went to school in Houston. #SXSWedu
Katrina Stevens Waiting for @DianeRavitch to speak at #sxswedu. I'm sure it won't be controversial...
Katrina Stevens "Bad News Club"--those who publicly bash schools, teachers and students. ~@DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Katrina Stevens "Teachers need more than 5 weeks training to become great teachers." @DianeRavitch makes dig at @TFA #SXSWedu
Chris Lehmann About to listen to @DianeRavitch talk to the #SXSWedu audience. This should be interesting.
Katrina Stevens @elanaleoni @DianeRavitch I'm 4 rows back on right! #SXSWedu2014
Carl Hooker Virtual private school are the virtual equivalent of a Ponzi scheme @dianeravitch #sxswedu
Kim Sivick Via @DianeRavitch the folks that like merit pay somehow think teachers are hiding their best lessons #SXSWedu
Jon Samuelson "No Child Left Behind was a hoax." - @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Clayton Riley Another day with @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
AJSW Among the hoaxes @DianeRavitch mentions...TFA. Lukewarm applause, guessing there's quite a few TFA in the audience. #SXSWedu
Paul Smith .@DianeRavitch is killing it at #SXSWedu. Applause from audience reminds me of congress applauding a president during the #SOTU
Paul Smith "If you think 5 weeks of teacher training is enough, try to find a pilot or a surgeon with only 5 weeks of training. #SXSWedu @DianeRavitch
College Uncomp Ravitch discusses her changing opinions on #nochildleftbehind and rise of the #educationindustrialcomplex #SXSWedu2014
Christopher Sessums @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu How do we address failing public schools? Throw more money at them?
Rachel Brujis .@DianeRavitch on the peril of privatisation in edu is scheduled in parallel w/ @tvanderark on edu investing. Where are you? #SXSWedu
Lindsey Dunn Free public education is one of three pillars that defines our democracy. @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Janet M Burstall Those who don't succeed in the free market should not be left to starve in the gutter so social safety essential Ravitch #SXSWedu2014
Paul McGowan @audreywatters @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu I have "let's storm the barricades" on my bingo card
Charlie Cummings .@DianeRavitch is drawing parallels btw school choice and era of segregated public schools #SXSWedu
Cal Armstrong Yes! RT @ksivick: Via @DianeRavitch ** "hoax is believing teachers can be great teachers without professional development" ** #SXSWedu
Dan Sieger About to hear @DianeRavitch speak at #SXSWedu - looking forward...
Emily Gray "After NCLB, I kept thinking. Not the norm in politics today." @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Wendy Drexler We are the most over tested nation in the world. @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu2014
Dr. Howell Wright #SXSWedu2014 Ravitch says bandwagon of complainers and bad news club headed in wrong direction... Data indicates U.S. Students performing
Jon Samuelson And so is Race To The Top... @DianeRavitch about @arneduncan project -- a great hoax #SXSWedu
Ms. Q Wishing I was at #sxswedu listening to @DianeRavitch sounds great from the tweets!
James Britton Now she’s @ #sxswedu RT @ScottElliott_IN: At #RiseAbovetheMark premiere, @DianeRavitch spars with education reformers in.ckbe.at/OLNDGY
Christine M Ortiz I have such an emotionally hard time listening to @dianeRavitch - I agree fundamentally but find it is public OR innovation, not & #SXSWedu
Elissa Seto I hope he asks a question. "@mathew_nathan: Just saw @Amplify CEO Joel Klein coming into the room to hear @DianeRavitch speak. #SXSWedu?"
Douglas Miller So it begins. First on my schedule at #SXSWedu is Ravitch. Let's see what she has to rant about in front of a bunch of edtechies
LE Not too long ago 'School-choice' was code for segregated schools shares @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu #accessandequity
Paul McGowan #SXSWedu @DianeRavitch firebrand extraordinaire: "private virtual schools r a Ponzi scheme, merit pay & vouchers are hoaxes"
Christopher Sessums I wish they would have paired @DianeRavitch with another speaker. She comes across as an apologist for her former stance #SXSWedu
College Uncomp Ravitch: Solely #school choice keeps white kids in white schools and black kids in black schools; we need a social #safetynet #SXSWedu2014
LearnLaunch Today the typical teacher has 1 year of experience. -@DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Dan Sieger "The purpose of education is to make good citizens" @DianeRavitch at #SXSWedu
Drew Perkins Checking out @dianeravitch I'm Seeing Reign of Error: The Danger of Privatizing Schools at #SXSWedu schedule.sxswedu.com/e...
Matthew Nathan "We are the most over tested nation in the world" @DianeRavitch at #SXSWedu
Margaret Frigo @DianeRavitch Thank you for exposing the education reform hoaxes at #SXSWedu
Matthew Nathan @DianeRavitch pulling no punches at #SXSWedu, says "Race to the Top is a hoax."
Rachel E. Johnson @DianeRavitch didn’t stop intellectual development…just kept thinking #SXSWedu
Paul McGowan #SXSWedu @DianeRavitch: 23% of US children living in poverty is the key problem in education today #NCLB was a hoax..
Jon Samuelson Watching @DianeRavitch speak at #SXSWedu
Rachel Wood Made it to the opening session and found a charging station for hungry phone. So pumped for @DianeRavitch in a few #SXSWedu2014
50th No More RT @TAMSATX: @DianeRavitch "3 great principles in our democracy: Constitution, Free Market, and Free Public Education" #SXSWedu
Sandy Kendell Merit pay for Ts has never been proven to work. People who believe in them think tchrs are hiding their best lessons. @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Elissa Seto At @DianeRavitch session: is there a way to offer choice that's best for a student besides buying a house in a nice neighborhood? #SXSWedu
Joe Manko "Where are we racing and who gets to the top?" @DianeRavitch asks at #SXSWedu
College Uncomp Ravitch: purpose of #education is to create good citizens and to better democracy #preach #gogirl #saveeducation #SXSWedu2014
Charlie Cummings In her intro, @DianeRavitch compares her public school experience in segregated Houston to public edu today #SXSWedu
Brandon Dean Price "There was no Texas miracle." @dianeravitch spitting fire in ATX! #sxswedu
Jamie Northrup Getting ready for the @DianeRavitch featured session at #SXSWedu wonder if she saw the list of sponsors?
AJSW Looking forward to hearing @DianeRavitch at #sxswedu. Interesting context for her.
Jessica Herring @EdTechSandyK are you here? I'm front row for @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Matthew Nathan @DianeRavitch decries the education industrial complex. Tutoring firms that had never done any tutoring. #SXSWedu
Janet M Burstall Hoax that great teachers need only 5 weeks training as for Teach for America @DianeRavitch #SXSWedu2014
timholt2007 Wondering how @DianeRavitch can sign my digital copy of Reign of Error? #SXSWedu2014
James Britton Indeed. “Race to top is a hoax” RT @Jessifer: “No child left behind was a mighty hoax.” @DianeRavitch #sxswedu
Rachel E. Johnson @DianeRavitch on merit pay: offering teachers money doesn’t make them work harder; they’re already working as hard as they know how #SXSWedu
Tech Stories @ksivick @DianeRavitch This is changing as ppl who ignore the collaborative economy will be out of luck fastcoexist.com/302706... #SXSWedu
Rachel E. Johnson @DianeRavitch on merit pay: ffering teachers money doesn’t make them work harder; they’re already working as hard as they know how #SXSWedu
Kasey Bell The purpose of education is not to get higher test scores! #sxswedu
Rachel Wood "The purpose of education is not to get higher test scores. The purpose is to make good citizens" #sxswedu #ravitch
College Uncomp #Ravitch: Evaluating teachers by test scores is a hoax, depends on students in classroom #SXSWedu2014
Sean Eddington "No one is going to validate you or measure your soul-level scores...you’re going to have to do that yourself." (@reaganpugh) #SXSWedu
Kasey Bell Schools have been turned into testing factories #sxswedu
Adora Svitak "I realized that testing hurts kids. The very nature of standardized tests ranks kids along a norm curve...it reflects income."-DR #SXSWedu
Jordon Brown "Testing doesn't help poor children, it hurts them." #DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Joya Holden "Testing kids doesn't help them do better" #dianeravitchrocks #SXSWedu
Kasey Bell Standardized test scores do not predict the future #sxswedu
Rachel Wood 23% of our children live in poverty. That's the conversation we need to have. Not more tests. #sxswedu
College Uncomp #Ravitch: Need to fight #poverty, give kids life basics like food, healthcare to #saveeducation, not tests #SXSWedu2014
Kelly Amis #SXSWedu #DianeRavitch Tests show reality that we haven't been educating all kids, the test isn't the problem, the reality is
It's About Time All testing or certain kinds of testing? RT @THEJordonBrown: Testing doesn't help poor children, it hurts them. #DianeRavitch #SXSWedu #STEM
Greg Garner Standardized testing has led to the education industrial complex. Tutoring companies, large publishers, loss of other programs. #sxswedu
Adora Svitak "The scores of 15-year-olds on a standardized test do not predict the future." - DR #SXSWedu
Kasey Bell Testing hurts children #sxswedu
Adora Svitak "Five years after passage of NCLB, something happened: I started thinking. ... Schools were being turned into testing factories." #SXSWedu
Joya Holden "The scores of 15 yr olds on standardized tests do not predict their futures" #loveravitch #sxswedu
Janet M Burstall Child poverty is the chief reason for low achievement, they need small classes, experienced teachers, meals, health NOT tests #SXSWedu2014
Janet M Burstall DianeRavitch says "bad news club" is perpetuating hoaxes re public education, international tests scores of 15yos don't predict #SXSWedu2014
Jordon Brown Teacher wrote tests because they knew what had been taught. #DianeRavitch #SXSWedu
Jordon Brown "The scores of 15 year olds on a standardized text do not predict the future." #DianeRavitch #SXSWedu