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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.
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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…
In August 2014, both Education Next and Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup published public opinion polls on education and that included questions regarding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). EdNext polled approximately 5,000 individuals, and PDK/Gallup, 1,000 individuals. (Some of EdNext's questions … [Read More...]
It’s hard to believe that there will ever be an answer to the question of whether teachers are “born” or “made.” As with the question of whether comedians or poets are born or made, the way that the question is phrased, and its context, will determine the answers. As with the case with other … [Read More...]
This bears repeating: " I Am The Seed She Planted". via This bears repeating: " I Am The Seed She Planted". … [Read More...]
On August 19, 2014, District Judge Todd Hernandez ruled that the Jindal administration's suspension of the Louisiana state testing contract was to be temporarily lifted until the pro-Common Core (CCSS) full case against Jindal and his administration goes to court. (For backstory, click … [Read More...]
Amanda Ripley's The Smartest Kids in the World is primarily concerned with what we can learn from other countries, and several of those lessons are very valuable. It also has a very few pages that are jammed-packed with inaccurate, un-footnoted statements about standardized testing in America. My … [Read More...]
Michelle Rhee has failed as a test-driven education reformer. Rhee taught for three years (1992-95) in Baltimore as part of Teach for America (TFA). By her own admission, her first year was terrible. She taped students' mouths and made them bleed, and she dropped a student off after a field trip … [Read More...]
The State of Louisiana is currently involved in three lawsuits over the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and/or the CCSS testing consortium assessments belonging to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Here is a brief update of the entire affair: Lawsuit … [Read More...]
The Washington Post has a feisty profile of the new NEA president, Lily Eskelsen García: What would she do if she were still teaching and an administrator told her to do something in class to improve student’s standardized test scores so that her test-based evaluation would be better? “I would … [Read More...]
Fifth grade level teachers for Halloween, characters from Harry Potter. Myself as Hermione Granger. Let your eyes settle on that one for a bit. Why do I look like I'm in pain? And, why does my wig look like it was stolen from Bea Arthur, may she rest in peace. … [Read More...]
I am for some reason feeling very sad about the loss of comedian and actor Robin Williams. Just a quick note.A few weeks ago, I was for some reason thinking about his movie Toys. It's interesting, if only for its sets and costumes. Actually, now that I think about it, I was reminded of the film when … [Read More...]
Other recent posts
- History Rises Again
- STOP GRITTING YOUR TEETH WHEN YOU HEAR “GRIT”
- Michelle Rhee-branded, But Still Promoting Crap
- DCPS sidelines test-based teacher evaluations. Fine, but…
- We teachers are often the ones lacking imagination
- Was accidentally wearing my sunglasses while looking up some stuff online. #theylive
- RSD School Construction Overspending and Substandard Concrete: Time for Jindal Admin to Expand Its Audit
- Troops to Teachers is a failure. That kind of sucks.
- Does Jindal Have a Case with Common Core as Federal “Scheme”?
- My 2014-15 “Back to School” Post
- “Doing the Right Thing” for Teachers and Students
- What precisely is Klout worth, say, in education?
- My appearance on Empower DC’s We Act radio on my school’s co-location
- Education is different than everything else
- James Heckman’s Research Argues Against Test-Driven Accountability