For those disinclined to the more tiresome and mundane details of the proto-fascists shenanigans of CorpEd, take a break and read a little history. Compelling, still.
In 2009, the cast included Gingrich, Sharpton, and Bloomberg. Now four years later there is a new cast entertaining audiences across the nation with their post-partisan antics and unending corporate pranks that come at the expense of teachers, children, and parents. The new Three Stooges include the hilarious Michelle Rhee, along with the discredited and […]
It takes a while for the real news to get out, but this is must see stuff for understanding the corporate education push in Mexico, which is being supported by Gates and his version of CorpEd Without Borders. Spoiler alert: it’s about corporate-led privatization, ending workers’ rights, imposing a test that requires the poorest village […]
Somerville Teachers’ Grievance Brings Apology and Purging of Evaluations Based on Immigrant Test Scores
Somerville, Massachusetts has just under 3,400 public school students, and 1,700 of them come from homes where English is the second language. Many of these students are economically disadvantaged. This has not stopped Boston Magazine’s racist and classist school rankings from posting Somerville 118th out of 135 systems. In fact, if you look at the […]
Susan’s op-ed is from VTDigger.org: Editor’s note: This op-ed is by Susan Ohanian of Charlotte [VT], a longtime teacher and author of 25 books on education policy and practice. Her website is at www.susanohanian.org. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest asked his state Department of Public Instruction 67 questions about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Now […]
In an otherwise solid piece of opinionating at Valerie Strauss’s site at WaPo, Mike Rose leaves the impression that Harriet Ball had endorsed the KIPP total compliance reform schools. She did not, and at the time of her death, Ms. Ball felt just as used by KIPP as the thousands of discarded teachers and students […]
As More Children Are Left Behind, CorpEd Turns to Gain Scores to Mask Reform Failure and Increasing Gaps
A new study is out showing increasing inequality based on race, class, and education, and with it comes the non-startling news that poor and minority children are further behind than they were when NCLB became the law of the Land, signaling as it did the full transition from the use of high stakes testing for […]
How much abuse, derogation, impugning, hostility, and professional savaging will it take for American teachers to respond like those in Mexico, where teachers have been engaged in civil disobedience on an unprecedented scale during the past week. Now in reaction to a corporate education reform plan, the teachers are now calling for a national strike today […]
The protests that this situation has aroused is a good thing, but a much better thing would be for parents to get just as upset about the anticultural curriculum and chain gang behavior control as they now are about racist rules regarding hair styles.
Part of the story we tell in TMoE focuses on how value-added modeling (VAM) grew up out of the backwoods of Tennessee to become an essential component of the national Common Core testing delivery engine that now appears to be running on fumes way short of its destination. Had anyone at the Gates Foundation or […]
From NEPC: BOULDER, CO (September 9, 2013) – “Good schools shouldn’t weed out kids. They should teach everyone.” That’s the bottom line of the new “CharterLand” infographic from the Opportunity to Learn Campaign of the Schott Foundation. Inspired by the venerable children’s game “Candy Land,” the infographic asks players to work their way past Hoop […]
Memphis Commercial Appeal Ignores Cuts to Worker Salaries/Benefits to Pay for Charter School Empire and Other CorpEd Priorities
Policy elites of Shelby County are in search for more tax money for corporate welfare education projects. For pre-K, there is a plan to increase the burden on the poor, who now pay almost 10 percent in local and state sales tax, which includes the same tax on food. This fall the ballot will […]