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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…
I have written a couple of posts of late regarding the results of Education Next's 2014 public opinion survey, especially as concerns EdNext's and its editor-in-chief Paul Peterson's attempts to sell the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to a public that is only half aware of CCSS-- and with the … [Read More...]
I am a tenured, career public school teacher. As such, I realize I am Public Enemy Number One to the fiscally-well-backed, non-teaching finger-pointers who call themselves "education reformers." If only I could be fired without recourse, American education would no longer be "failing"; the … [Read More...]
The most revolutionary act one can engage in is to tell the truth. -Howard Zinn Does loyalty to one’s union require blind faith? Must one eschew raising questions and concerns to demonstrate solidarity? Over the past few weeks, I have asked myself these questions. Certainly, any organization … [Read More...]
Yes, I've read the critiques. I get it. I actually never thought I'd actually do one, especially since I wasn't nominated. But then school started, and I thought that this would set an interesting example for students. So, I did it, with a nomination of another staff member and a promise of … [Read More...]
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...]
Other recent posts
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- Seattle Times’ Gates-funded Education Lab Blog Experiment
- Maybe it’s not “fidelity,” it’s just your crappy program.
- You didn’t expect me, did you? #highered
- 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.