Does this slide not look oddly familiar? It must be some kind of really terrible government Powerpoint template. And to think, as a result of this initiative, schools are actually using Powerpoint presentations in real classrooms. All of this money spent on technology and it just gets us Powerpoints on DELL’s. Awful. In any event, […]
I was sent a link to some language in the ESEA from the DOE’s website. It largely covers the establishment of the NAEP and how it should be administered. But then, there’s this: EC. 6301. PROHIBITION AGAINST FEDERAL MANDATES, DIRECTION, OR CONTROL. Nothing in this title shall be construed to authorize an officer or employee […]
Another experimental poster. Share widely.
As the title suggests.
Whether it’s the age of the earth or the basics about teaching, bureaucrats are bureaucrats.
So… there’s a pile of money now being offered to spur growth with STEM teachers: The White House announcement says that with the $100 million to get started, 2,500 master teachers will be identified around the country at 50 sites in all. This funding will help districts implement what the White House calls “high-quality plans […]
Posted to Facebook today: Funny story… I was with some consultants the NYCDOE hired from a prestigious Ivy League institution to help schools improve attendance (LOL). Anyway, before the work began, I mentioned that I opted my kids out of the NJASK. One woman sounded very sympathetic and assured me that the NJASK would be […]
Much reportage is going to come out of our momentous event this past weekend over the coming days and weeks, so I hope you don’t spoil from it. And I’ve neglected to post here in the last several days. Chalk Face wants to emphasize one item for now. The group United Opt Out National met with […]
Here it is. Come one thousand come all!!
Like many other conservatives before him, candidate Santorum calls for the abolition of public schools. Again, calls for the elimination of the system without offering alternatives, other than homeschooling, which is perfectly fine for some. However, a system of public education was largely created many years ago because “dame schools” and other private arrangements were no […]
And now a new #STEM competition as part of #RtTT. Doesn’t competition just bring out the best in all of us? No?
Education Week reports on President Obama’s new STEM competitive grant initiative: One item on the president’s agenda is an $80 million proposal for a new federal competition to support “effective STEM teacher preparation programs,” according to a White House press release. In addition, the president is seeking to create a $60 million fund to improve mathematics […]
I’ve been sent a petition to dump Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education that you might want to sign. You know, I wish I could say he’s really the problem, but I’m feeling he’s more of a puppet than anything else. Just kind of going with it I think.