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___@ the Chalk Face airs LIVE on Sundays at 7PM EST on Blog Talk Radio.
Hosted by Shaun Johnson, PhD, ___@ the Chalk Face has always and will remain a forum dedicated to teachers, students, parents, and activists dedicated to public education. ___@ the Chalk Face is not a person, but a place to share thoughts and ideas on preserving a legacy of safe, creative, and equitable public schools. ___ @ the Chalk Face is the archive of the resistance.
From the radio…
I paraphrase, check the audio: If you're going to be a profession of sheep, then you'll be run by wolves.Great conversation. … [Read More...]
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From the blog…
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, I participated in a six-minute WWL-TV Eyewitness Morning News segment on the controversy surrounding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Louisiana. The link to the segment can be found at the end of this post. The segment was scheduled to precede the Tuesday's … [Read More...]
Hedge-funded, politically-connected New York charter pusher Eva Moskowitz is trying to paint herself as a "protector of children." She insinuates that her charter school forcefulness is.. ahem.. "for the children," and likens herself to to a "mama bear": "I'd be bullied, maybe, if children … [Read More...]
The first rule of teachers in schools that serve every child who walks through the door is “pick your battles.” A teacher’s key skill, we’re often told from day #1, is “learn what to ignore.” A charter school teacher who does not understand the essential nature of such survival skills may claim to … [Read More...]
The first half of Elizabeth Green’s Building a Better Teacher recounts the rise and fall of modern academic teacher improvement efforts, as well as the way that Japanese elementary schools, at least, learned from this (seemingly) quintessential American movement. I am not qualified to comment on … [Read More...]
A year ago I criticized the ELA curriculum modules found on NYSED's EngageNY website and their "random" nature of content. I expressed concern that many elementary schools have reduced or even eliminated instruction in Science and Social Studies in favor of the tested subjects of ELA and Math in … [Read More...]
Education Next is a journal that strongly promotes the privatization of public education based upon standardized-test-driven outcomes. The folks at EdNext really love charters and vouchers that drain *authentic* public schools of their funding all the while escaping the "accountability" so-called … [Read More...]
Inasmuch as we have so much to resist, there's still much to feel good about. And much to feel terrified of as well. I'm still nervous. Happy First Day! … [Read More...]
Bill Gates lives in Seattle. His money buys experiments there, too. In October 2013, the Seattle Times announced that it had "sought" a grant from the Gates Foundation for a year-long "project" in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network-- a blog called the "Education Lab": Education … [Read More...]
I have eight different bosses now. Well, not bosses, per se, but several persons of various titles that will potentially give me feedback and suggestions this school year. You might think this is a tremendous boon to us teachers to have a team of talented people working with myself and others for … [Read More...]
No one expects the Inquisition. That's how I feel a lot of the time because I ask a lot of questions. Is that not an educator's job?College professors looking to do research in our schools: I'm onto you.As a former graduate student and faculty member in higher education, I've written numerous human … [Read More...]
Other recent posts
- The Privatizing Agenda of Survey-producing Education Next
- “Reframing” California Common Core for a Better Public Sale
- Elizabeth Green’s Portrait of the Potential Benefits of Academic Teacher Education Programs
- The AstroTurf Lament: Common Core in Two 2014 Public Opinion Polls
- Elizabeth Green Tackles the Question; Are Teachers Born or Made?
- This bears repeating: ” I Am The Seed She Planted”
- Why the Jindal Loss Was Expected Regarding La.’s PARCC Injunction
- How Amanda Ripley’s The Smartest Kids in the World Falls Short
- To Amanda Ripley: A Second TIME Article on Rhee is Long Overdue
- Updates for La. Common Core/ PARCC Lawsuits– Including Fresh Spin from John White
- The NEA should have listened. It’s too late.
- Yours truly as Hermione Granger in, I think, 2003?
- Robin Williams, Toys, and charter schools
- History Rises Again
- STOP GRITTING YOUR TEETH WHEN YOU HEAR “GRIT”