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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…
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are really good for American education, but sadly, non-foundation-financed, public school administrators like New York principal Carol Burris seem to have trouble coming around to falling in line with those *higher standards*(c). In fact, Burris had a … [Read More...]
"The proof of Theorem 3-6 is elementary but rather complicated; that is, we have used quite basic results, but we have used them in an involved sequence. You might contrast this proof and the skills you need to follow it with the numerical computations you once considered typical of … [Read More...]
As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, the ability to hold opposing opinions in mind is a sign of intelligence. Similarly, we should welcome Patrick Riccards' call for dialogue, as we also explain why efforts to bridge differences must be pursued as teachers step up our counter-attack against corporate … [Read More...]
On September 9, 2014, Intelligence Squared hosted a debate on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which it entitled, Embrace the Common Core. The title is based upon the position that the organization assumes on the issue. In this post, I consider CCSS support connected to the Intelligence … [Read More...]
On September 9, 2014, New York State democrats voted in a primary election that turned out to be an embarrassment for incumbent Andrew Cuomo. His most viable opponent was a relatively unknown Fordham University professor with no political machine behind her, Zephyr Teachout. Teachout lost, but … [Read More...]
I can't say for sure if I invented this term on the fly or not. I lamented to my colleagues that the "clipboard culture" needs to end. Those of us subjected to daily and weekly observations from insiders and outsiders, each with their own rubrics and requirements, we teachers tire immensely of … [Read More...]
Not far from my home, on a vacant lot next to a major highway, I noticed an advertisement for our upcoming local school board elections. The name of the candidate is not familiar to me, but each time I pass the board, I wonder, "Who is funding you?" The purchasing of local school board races by … [Read More...]
THE QUALITIES OF GOOD SCHOOLS ARE NO SECRET.. via THE QUALITIES OF GOOD SCHOOLS ARE NO SECRET.. … [Read More...]
In Louisiana, there has been a bit of mystery surrounding the only math curriculum "selected" in March 2014 by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) and promoted as "LSU-developed Eureka Math." It sure sounds like... … [Read More...]
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was not reauthorized in 2007. Nor was it reauthorized in 2008. Nor has it been reauthorized in 2014. NCLB, with its nonsense "100 percent proficiency in reading and math by 2014," has been lingering on legislative life support, even as 2014 is surely coming to an … [Read More...]
Other recent posts
- PARCC and SBAC States Agree to Deliver Student-level Data to USDOE
- Common Core: It Seemed Like a Good Idea Until It Existed
- EngageNY : Robotic Teachers Wanted.
- EngageNY modules: Stunning incompetence.
- Laura Chapman on Education Weekly’s “Philanthropic” Funding
- A grave mythology is propagated by our own colleagues.
- Sorry to say, many teachers are instruments of oppression
- Received via email: “Subject: Major injustice committed by TFA”
- Data paranoia hits home. Conclusion: meh.
- Gates, Other “Philanthropy,” and the Purchase of a Success Narrative
- Video: Is Lafayette Parish Schools Selling a “Visual Strategy” or Common Core?
- Ravitch Warms to Tuckerism: Can Randi Be Far Ahead?
- Education Post: A Sorry Attempt to Repackage Privatization as “Conversation”
- Lessons To Be Learned from Elizabeth Green’s Building a Better Teacher
- Gates Grant to “Further Hardwire the Common Core Curriculum” ??