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Connecticut: HOAX! Governor Approves Phony "Relay Graduate School of Education" by Diane Ravitch

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Another 'reform' hoax!: The Relay 'Graduate School of Education' is a hoax. Its location is a post office box. It has no scholars, no researchers, no faculty other than charter teachers. It represents the tip of an approaching iceberg that threatens the education of  most under-served students and sells short the very teachers to whom we owe the best preparation, support, working conditions, and compensation available. It is a trade school for teaching tricks of test-taking and how how to raise test scores and maintain no-excuses discipline.  Relay is selling itself as an answer to the shortage of well-prepared teachers of color, but its rigid and limited methods do not deliver on that promise, nor do they produce well-prepared teachers of any color. It is  being framed as a solution to minority teacher recruitment and an engine for ameliorating educational inequities. 

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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