On the surface it might seem confusing as to why Gov. Bobby Jindal (LA) would suddenly come out in opposition to the PARCC assessment– and in doing so, undermine the authority of State Superintendent, John White, Jr. Jindal hand-picked White for Superintendent in January 2012, and has until this recent turnabout, remained lockstep with him on […]
Amazing how good conversations lead to such small quotes. Journalists! In any event, opt out and common core resistance makes the front page of the Baltimore Sun, mainly about the left-right debate. The coverage continues.
Other authors beat me to it. I’m happy to see that. I am one of six founders of United Opt Out National and, like all well-mannered activist groups in the 21st century, we have a Facebook presence. We have done a great job over the years avoiding the sidetracking of discussions. Like all new groups […]
When it comes to education, governments bandy the word choice around with evangelical fervour saying, amongst other things, they are opening charter schools for us, the parents. Rubbish. In New Zealand we have heaps of choice already: Special Character schools, Steiner Schools, home schooling, private schools, bilingual schools, correspondence school, Te kura kaupapa Maori (Maori […]
Chalk Face is left-leaning and Democratic, no lies. But here’s the problem. It’s a screenshot of a survey over at Daily Kos, which is one of the liberal blogs of record. See that first answer choice there, public education? It’s not just Republicans destroying public education all right? We have Democrats for Education Reform and […]