Fact! The common core standards were written to be tested. Fact! The tests will provide invalid data about students, teachers and schools. Fact! INVALID data will drive decisions to purchase curricular and instructional snake oil. Fact! Taxpayers will cover the costs. Fact! After spending billions of tax dollars we will learn AGAIN that America has an achievement […]
Another great set of studio shows in the can after a couple of days in Madison, WI, interviewing Karen Lewis, Ruth Conniff, a parent opt-out activist, Pasi Sahlberg, and a great hourlong chat with Nancy Carlsson-Paige. This WILL be syndicated. Soon.
At the Chalk Face is back, this Sunday, June 23rd at 6PM EST. Educated educators talking education, this time on the recent NCTQ report on teacher preparation. Remember, we are at the helm in the BTR chatroom, live tweeting @thechalkface, and you can always call in to speak with us live, 805-727-7111.
The radio station that we were broadcasting Sunday shows in Wisconsin went through a bit of a program or format change over the holidays that I think is still being settled. In the meantime, the great shows we’ve recorded are trickling out. For now, you can listen to one on Sound Cloud here. If you […]
I sense a graphic novella in the works here. Any good artists out there?
One of our humble writers, co-host of @thechalkface, Dr. Slek. Here it is.
Episode 56 of @thechalkface available, we discuss the failures of #NCLB, the #romney education plan, and #NCTQ
There was a little tech snafu, Tim’s phone cut out and he couldn’t get reconnected. I have no idea why, but I took the last topic myself. It threw me a little bit, but I think we ended up all right.
HuffPo education rejected this, weird, especially since it’s a follow-up to previous posts from Tim. Later in the piece, which is about the disgusting transformation of education policy in PA, Tim talks about Pittsburgh, my hometown: Let’s take a quick look at Pittsburgh first. Understand that the discussion of teacher effectiveness is the goal of […]