What an interesting idea: refuse student teachers from a university that supports a certain reform initiative. As a humble graduate student, like a lot of graduate students everywhere in teacher education, I/we did all of the dirty work. We were the ones low enough on the old totem pole to actually do the field work […]
Good friend Gary Valiant today kicked off a rather interesting idea: a boycott of Education Week, the education publication of record, apparently. Even an anonymous education blogger for the publication is frustrated. To wit: I understand the frustration with EdWeek. As I have responded when this has been raised elsewhere, I think it is important to […]
I actually don’t know if “civilians” understand how academic publication works, at least for the humdrum, commoner, the everyday “scholar” who doesn’t have major book deals. Let me explain. So, in order to receive tenure and promotion as a faculty member, which I think might be over-rated at this point, a faculty member needs to […]
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We’ve invited a great guest, which is why the special day and time: Alexia Garcia, student organizer of a Portland boycott of the OAKS test. Probably the best test acronym by far. There’s some information here I’ll quote from Education Week, which is in turn from OregonLive: Alexia Garcia, a Lincoln High School senior, said […]
This from the Answer Sheet: The superintendent of schools, Jose Banda, ordered administrators to pull students out of classrooms to take the test in the library, but many students refused to take it and turned in letters signed by their parents giving them permission to opt out of the test, teachers reported. This seems to […]
Check in with us tonight from 9 to 10PM EST, lots going on in Seattle, so it’s worth a special episode of At the Chalk Face. First half will be guests, a parent and teacher from the Seattle area. Second, commentary and your calls: 805-727-7111
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Well, if I must remind you, then here’s the link: parent and Garfield teacher.
Man, what a list. And, I think you might recognize some names up there, including folks At the Chalk Face, cough, cough, Shaun, cough, Tim. In any case, this Seattle boycott has really stirred some kind of hornet’s nest. Let’s ride this out and see where it goes. Thanks mainly go out to Brion Jones […]
Courtesy of One Direction: No Direction With High Stakes Standardized Testing. Share widely!
I see that educators in Rio staged a walkout to boycott their national exams: The walkout called by the Teachers Union of the State of Rio de Janeiro, SEPE, is not an isolated local event. The SAERJ imposed by [Rio state governor] Sérgio Cabral is a key component of his Goals Plan, and only the […]