I know what you’re going to say: petitions don’t matter. I get it. But I’ve seen one of the most respected authors and activists around, Susan Ohanian, publish a new White House petition to “Direct the Department of Education and Congress to Remove Annual Standardized Testing Mandates of NCLB and RtTT.” Just this morning, I […]
No Excuses! Call your representatives.The message is here and it’s clear, concise andstrong. Action Alert Dear folks: For the first time in 12 years, a bill is expected to come to the floor of Congress to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as NCLB. The Student Success Act, introduced by Rep. Kline, […]
Part two of our series.
This new re-write of ESEA is more similar to NCLB than just the 1000+ pages of corporate lawyerese used to maintain and extend the current power structure over schools. Most of the specifics of NCLB stay in place, and where they are changed, they reflect changes found in RTTT. It is, yet, another document written […]
[Editor’s note: An early draft version was posted in error. This has been corrected.]*Guest Post by John Loflin, Education-Community Action Team. firstname.lastname@example.org Past and present: Eugenics, standardized tests, and politics of school reform: Hoosier connections and challenges “If such a thing as a psycho-analysis of today’s prototypical culture were possible such an investigation would […]