I’m pretty angry. Yesterday, I was on a panel discussing Teach For America with, among others, Josh Anderson- head of TFA Chicago. Overall, I thought the panel went well. Debate was passionate (mostly on my part) but civil. Still, at the very end, when Josh gave the final remarks of the event, he said something […]
On twitter recently I spotted a post from a Common Core supporter that implies that the new standards will solve our problems when it comes to history instruction in our schools. Here we have another CCLS advocate who ignores the reality in our schools: In this era of high-stakes testing what is tested will determine what is taught. […]
Can you believe this guy? Does he not know the internet is forever?
Originally posted on @ THE CHALK FACE:
Even though we opted our oldest out of the third grade state assessments last year, an error occurred and her blank math test answer form was scanned and sent on to the New York State Education Department. As a result, we received a Parent Report from NYSED via our…
The dust has not settled yet from the release of the first year scores from New York State’s Common Core aligned assessments for Grades 3-8. The media talking heads, bureaucrats, and public are trying to frame what the results mean for New York’s schools. Read here for some excellent commentaries about the scores from […]
In New York State the new Common Core aligned state assessment results for third through eighth grade will be released on Wednesday. State education officials are warning schools to expect “lower student proficiency levels“. Diane Ravitch reported today that an administrator from a “high-achieving school” found a significant drop in their student scores on the […]
Good video. Now, fair reader, help us reach the hell out, will you?
To celebrate the new year @ the chalk face, here are the top ten posts of 2012: Paul Tough Is Way Off-Base. And Stop Saying “Grit” School Today….What they don’t tell you. (Written by a teacher) Hi. I’m Lauren, and I’m a Recovering Elitist NYC Teaching Fellow Message To My Teacher Friends At The Start […]
Ever feel like you’re in a bind and just can’t get the truth on edreform? Well, you’ll be happy to know that the #edtech gurus at Apple are giving us EDDY. More to come on this one.
I have been accused at some instances throughout my life for agitating for no good reason. Why can’t you just play by the rules? I don’t agree with a tremendous deal of what accounts for “education reform” nowadays. A lot of these reforms happen so quickly that we barely have time to catch up. Legislatures […]