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Why No Protest Over Approval of Relay, a Fake Graduate School of Education? by Diane Ravitch

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 Outrageous, that the Relay Graduate School of Education received state approval to operate in Colorado, and NO ONE  spoke out in opposition to this travesty.  'Non-educators trained by non-educators can be “certified” teachers in charge of the social, emotional, physical, mental and academic well-being of children.  'These fake teachers must prove that they can achieve one year’s growth via TEST scores in order to graduate from Relay. Teaching to the test! To make this happen, militant disciplinary methods must be used because children, and adults, ultimately find this form of dog training to be boring, redundant, and insulting.' It  has not a single professor or doctoral level instructor  affiliated with it.  Relay is spreading like kudzu, offering to “train” teachers and principals.  This is a direct assault on the very idea of teacher professionalism and it is coming to NY and Mass.

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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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