Archive for 'Pre-service Teachers'

Leah Magid

Dear Ms. Ravitch:

I am a student at Western Governors’ University, a competency-based, not for profit program. I am studying for certification as an elementary educator. I have almost a decade of experience as a preschool teacher and administrator and double that as the mother of an outstanding learner.

I was researching support documents for an assignment that asks me to formulate essay questions (on a college level) from a list of objectives. One of my selected objectives is minority rights in ...

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Amberly Hurst

Dear Ms. Ravitch,

My name is Amberly and I’m a second semester college student at Brigham Young University-Idaho studying music education. As part of my education philosophy class I was asked to research and present about you and your education philosophies. I have delved into your blog entries and articles for the Huffington Post and I’ve been so impressed and appreciative of all that I’ve learned. I think that you have the right ideas about education and what is really happening ...

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Maggie Thornton

Dear Dr. Ravitch,

First of all, I hope that you are in the midst of a very happy holiday season with your family and friends. I am a preservice secondary English teacher at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. I received your new book for Christmas and I just wanted to thank you so much for writing it! I get so disheartened when people beat up on teachers for student performance without thinking about outside factors or how we ...

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