Off to Kansas City

My posts may be limited for another day. I was in an elementary school all day today supervising pre-service teachers, then I’ll fly out at the butt-crack of dawn tomorrow to Kansas City for an AMSA meeting. Their website is here. I’ve done a good amount of work on masculinity in education, the lack of […]

231,149

Exactly the number of signatures required in Ohio to get the the Koch/Kasich union killing bill onto a November referendum: Now that the Ohio state Legislature has passed legislation limiting the collective bargaining rights of public employees unions, with Gov. John Kasich expected to sign the bill as soon as Friday, the fight moves out […]

Governor Rick Snyder: Why There Is an "A" and a "Hole" in "A-Hole"

Under the radar no more:

NC Tea Party Working to Insure Wake County Resegregation Holds

Recently the Koch-Heads in the North Carolina legislature introduced a bill that would have the State create its own school accreditation body, just in case AdvanceEd votes to withdraw accreditation for Wake County high schools for the County’s irresesponsible and mis-educative resegregation practices. Now some of the same geniuses that sponsored that bill have brought […]

#Rhee #FAIL

Quick update, then I have stuff for my job to consider. She has got to be, now, the winner for least credible in education reform right now. It’s official, could it possibly be a farther and faster fall from grace at this point? She was the paragon of tough-minded reform. For all it’s clout, DC […]

So much on #education

So much to comment on, very little time. I need to quit for today. So, I will leave you with this little slice. Enjoy.

Tim Slekar on #Fauxnews

A fellow brother in arms Tim Slekar finally, after many booking errors, got his well-deserved time to shine on Fox and Friends this week. The little central PA boycott is gathering some steam, which I saw fomenting when I was up there for a screening of Race to Nowhere. Way to go, man.

More money for testing, less money for learning

More money for testing, less for learning Sent to the New York Times, March 30, 2011 Buried deep in “In City Schools, Tech Spending to Rise Despite Cuts,” (March 30) is a statement by “city officials” that the huge expenditures for technology are primarily to make it possible for students to take computerized national standardized […]

All right, she’s an #idiot

It just gets better and better, but oh so much worse. And a liar!

#Rhee is the #Palin of #education

I considered, quite seriously, to be maybe the first, I don’t know, education blog-person to swear uncontrollably. I won’t do it though, I’ll spare you. Maybe next time. But, uh, here’s Mrs. Rhee discussing collective bargaining and how unions perhaps are not the problem. So, why are unions A-OK? Here is why. Collective bargaining for […]

Can Chess Improve Reading?

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Humane Schooling vs. KIPP-Genics

At the segregated KIPP containment camps, children who have signed away, along with their parents, all their rights as humans are subjected to a relentless and rigid psychological sterilization process that leaves KIPPsters unable to separate their capacity to affect the world from the KIPP brainwashing message that centers on instilling a false sense individual […]

Obama wants less testing, Dept of Ed wants more testing

The president wants less testing; the DOE wants more. Sent to the Washington Post, March 28, 2011 “Obama says standardized tests too punitive” (3/28/11) is baffling. The president is calling for less standardized testing and less teaching to the test while his Department of Education is launching the most extensive standardized testing program ever seen […]

Monty Neill and Andy Eduwonk on NCLB

Rotherham admits gains have topped out under NCLB, soooo, we need a new generation of tests to make performance look good again.  And then there is Monty Neill, who offers an understanding of the real achievement problem–poverty and TESTING!!

A #plague on #Rhee ‘s house

I’m not in it, I don’t have all the information, but I would have to say that this infuriates me more than anything about this current cloud of reform. I’m just disgusted by these people. And I know the argument will come: well, we established testing, it was the individual educator or administrator’s choice to […]

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