Some very nice people worked at the GSE at Willamette U in Salem, OR. They recently found out that their entire school is closing. Why? The email, written by University President Steve Thorsett, said the Board of Trustees’ decision was based in large part on a state and national trend in licensing and accreditation that […]
Diane Ravitch, not too long ago, wrote a blog post about her stance regarding the Common Core State Standards, basically suggesting that she could not support them because of their lack of evidence of effectiveness. I also don’t support the Common Core for that reason, but I’m not “agnostic” about them. I have seen more […]
Tested to Despair in New Jersey Proposed Regulations for Tenure Evaluations Confirm NJEA’s Worst Fears Did you really think No Child Left Behind was to improve education? Well, that’s what happens when you don’t read the fine print or pretend it just isn’t there.
Discuss. UPDATE: Are folks afraid to speak about this?
“There is no evidence that standards and tests improve school achievement. The money budgeted for standards and tests to enforce the standards should be used to protect children from the effects of poverty.” — Professor Stephen Krashen The following is my edited commentary in response to comments by a CCSS supporter on the Professor Ravitch […]