In the last month of 2007, I finished my first real semester of being a teacher. It was an accomplishment that I chalked up to being my most difficult and most rewarding. I couldn’t wait to start the next year, and I worked all summer to prepare for it–going over the things I didn’t like […]
Various activities are organized based on levels of “risk.” This is not to say that these activities are dangerous, I mean, let’s be real here. Nevertheless, everyone must be made aware of the potential for reprobation when being critical of ideologies backed, not by research, but by power.
Here’s the flyer. Looks great! Next week, if you want to talk standardized testing and other issues, use the hashtag #soschat and join the convo.
Here’s the link to the livestream account where all of the days events and teach-ins were broadcast. You can view all on archive, speakers from Mike Klonsky, Jesse Turner, Steve Krashen, David Greene, and others. Enjoy.
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’s a little background information for you.
Here’s the interview, and we see the actual poster, that’s pretty cool. Co-founder Tim, oohh reeaaally? I’m just kidding. Great stuff.
Livestream info for Occupy the DOE in DC March 30th to April 2nd, host a viewing party! @unitedoptout
Here’s a flyer with information, pass it along!! LIVESTREAM FLYER UOO
A very passionate plea. Read here for deets. My favorite part? However, we refuse to be intimidated by threats coming from the Department of Education into submitting to practices that we consider both unethical and harmful to our children. And we will challenge any actions taken by the DOE to punish our child or his wonderful […]
Here’s a link to a recent press release sent by United Opt Out on their event coming up on March 30th.
@unitedoptout released a long form press release, please forward to any major media outlet as you see fit
Here’s a downloadable copy of a long form press release with contact information. In order to raise awareness of our Occupy the DOE event coming up on March 30th, if you can help, please consider forwarding this to any local medial outlet. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPT OUT AND OCCUPY THE DOE A full text of […]
Awww yeah, Occupy the DOE in DC @UnitedOptOut twitter.com/thechalkface/s… — SP Johnson (@thechalkface) February 13, 2012
Here it is, a rebuttal to the Indiana DOE threatening arrest for parents who may keep their children home from testing. Actually, they need only keep their children home for math or reading, not necessarily both. So, there you have it.
On ALEC setting the education agenda, make sure you know about this organization. A teacher’s story about why they’re leaving public education. And, a word on school choice from fab Dr. Morna McNulty.