About ___ @ the Chalk Face radio
___@ 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…
Here is a guest post from Western New York Parent Advocate Eric Mihelbergel: One of the great flaws of human nature is that our ego makes us suddenly believe that things magically become more important if we measure them. Data does not exist naturally in the universe. It is a human invention, and … [Read More...]
This morning, I read a post on education historian Diane Ravitch's blog about an influential nonprofit in New York, Families for Excellent Schools (FES). It seems that nonprofit is wielding its influence to advance charter schools in New York City. As Ravitch writes: Perdido Street blogger asks why … [Read More...]
In February 2012, then-new Louisiana Superintendent John White told Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) about how he planned to work a marvel of renovation and preservation for New Orleans' McDonogh High School by allowing Steve Barr, CEO of Green Dot Charters in Los Angeles (a … [Read More...]
Before the proverbial ink is dry on the assessments to be given in 2014-15 by both federally-funded testing consortia wed to the never-piloted Common Core State Standards (CCSS), along comes yet another *philanthropic* organization with the Next Great Idea: To structure statewide accountability … [Read More...]
"To reduce sexual risk behaviors and related health problems among youth, schools and other youth-serving organizations can help young people adopt lifelong attitudes and behaviors that support their health and well-being—including behaviors that reduce their risk for HIV, other STDs, and unintended … [Read More...]
There's a new blog in town, and it is fortified by millions in corporate-reformer cash in order to spread the message that "the reforms are working." It's called Education Post. I first wrote about it in this September 3, 2014, post. EdPost is keen on US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. (More … [Read More...]
United Opt Out (UOO), a true grassroots organization if there ever was one, is lately expressing a much more forceful message against high stakes testing. This small group of roughly seven individuals is largely doing so on the shoulders of co-founder and chief activist, Peggy Robertson. She seems … [Read More...]
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We are in an age of so-called "data-driven" education reform. Numbers and analyses are being worshiped as the end-all, be-all evidence of education quality. Student standardized test scores are at the center of the majority of such analyses. Moreover, in order to "drive" the privatization of public … [Read More...]
For nearly twenty years, school reformers have cited the Pygmalion Effect to argue that teachers are to blame for a large part of the achievement gap, because they have “low expectations.” In the 1990s, their soundbite was a part of a Sister Soldja campaign to beat up on teachers just enough … [Read More...]
Other recent posts
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- Cowen Institute Erased Its Flawed VAM Report… But I Did Not.
- TURN Agenda Supporter, Greg Anrig, on NPE Panel
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- The House That Bill Gates Built?
- My Newest and Most Important Battle Ever
- Those New Orleans *Miracle* Charter AP Outcomes
- Where the “Broad” Road Will Take AFT
- Before Michelle Rhee and Campbell Brown, There was “Why Teachers Can’t Teach”
- Caution: AFT Has Made a Deal with inBloom-like Clever
- The iPads were literally sitting untouched on the play table, next to the play cutlery, plates, and a giant wedge of plastic cheese. #edtech
- My Colleague Sandra Marshall Reviews A Chronicle of Echoes
- The delicate art of stacking interventions
- Notes on a co-location
- Weingarten, Broad, and *Collaborative* Privatization