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On April 6, 2014, I published this post, entitled, Sol Stern Thinks Common Core Is About Rich Curriculum. In the post, I rebutted another post of Stern’s entitled, A Sorry Attack on the Common Core. On April 17, 2014, Stern responded in this post entitled, The Real Common Core Story. Hardly the “real” story of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS); nevertheless, […]
In a first post on Roxanna Elden’s See Me After Class, I focused on her sage advice for lesson and unit planning. I argued that one reason why the contemporary school reform movement failed is that it ignored Elden’s wisdom on why implementing plans is “easier said than done.” This post contends that reformers also […]
In a word, no. The two kinds of money don’t represent an apples-to-apples comparison because different rules govern how they can be spent, but the raw totals show that schools that get public money do come out a little bit ahead – especially since they don’t have to raise it themselves. Even though this article […]
Rereading the second edition of Roxanna Elden’s See Me After Class is just as much fun as the first read. And it begins with one of the best and truest endorsements I have seen. Dave Berry says, “You know how you’ve always thought if you were a teacher you would go insane? Well, this very […]
Just released from the Office of the Press Secretary, American Job Training Investments: Skills and Jobs to Build a Stronger Middle Class. In a nutshell: Today, as part of this effort, the President and Vice President are announcing new federal investments using existing funds to support job-driven training, like apprenticeships, that will expand partnerships with industry, […]
A MI charter school decides to humiliate its teachers to appreciate them. Interesting. MANDIVA – Our 3 favorite male faculty members in heels for an hour SAVE MY JOB – 3 faculty members will stand in the parking lot during dismissal and hold a sign. CREAM FACIAL – Students will throw pie in 3 faculty members’ faces during […]
John White’s job is on the line, and the primarily-purchased Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) is standing behind its Common Core State Standards (CCSS)- and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)-promoting talking head. For White’s annual evaluation, BESE gave him a 3 out of 4. I’m thinking White’s BESE […]
In a letter to the Chair of the South Carolina State Board of Education, State Superintendent Mick Zais has exercised his authority to pull South Carolina out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC): SC State Superintendent Letter SBAC This does not release South Carolina from the use of the Common Core State Standards; although it […]
“There’s a Muslim in America Named Muhammad Ali”. via “There’s a Muslim in America Named Muhammad Ali”.
Pat Tillman (11/6/76 – 4/22/04): A Decade of Forgetting. via Pat Tillman (11/6/76 – 4/22/04): A Decade of Forgetting.
An April 14, 2014, nola.com article has Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal publicly saying he is “willing” to leave the Partnership for Assessment of College and Careers (PARCC)– and even the Common Core State Standards (CCSS): Gov. Bobby Jindal has said he is willing to withdraw Louisiana from a consortium of states developing the assessment associated with the Common Core academic standards if the […]
The Paradox of Race in the U.S.. via The Paradox of Race in the U.S..
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On April 11, 2014, vox.com, a supposedly a “data-driven news site” started this month (April 2014) by Ezra Klein, posted this propagandastic wonder regarding Partnership for Assessment for College and Careers (PARCC) field testing. Note that field testing does not begin to touch the magnitude of actual PARCC testing designed for grades K-12 (see here and here and here), quite the […]
Devaluing Teachers in the Age of Value-Added. via Devaluing Teachers in the Age of Value-Added.
Other recent posts
- Funny anecdote on the edTPA
- Blowback question of the day: Are teachers also ceding control of their profession to parents?
- Exiting the Common Core Memorandum of Understanding
- Interesting thought: Are the corporate reformers lamenting Colbert’s move to the Late Show?
- I am conflicted over teacher resignation letters
- Georgia Moms Stand Firm Against Testing
- In Defense of Poetry: “Oh My Heart”
- The Three La. Common Core Development “Teachers” Work for LDOE
- @NPR @WHYY does #optout story. Cuts United Opt Out’s voice of truth, ME!
- Jeb Bush’s Fact-Challenged Visit to Oklahoma City’s KIPP Charter School
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