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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

College Professors: You'd Better Watch Out! Bill Gates is Coming After You

Now I'm paranoid enough to wonder why Source Watch fails to mention funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for this organization which has been getting those funds ...
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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

Schools Getting Kids Ready to be Good Global Economy Consumers

by Susan Ohanian

Schools are training kids to think that not only does data matters, it's the only thing that matters. Then, even though they can't get jobs in the Global Econ...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League: The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education
We know that when students with disabilities are held to high expectations and have access to a robust curriculum, they excel....
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INDEX OF DUNCANISMS

 Gerald Bracey tributes

Remembering Dr. Bracey in All the Public School Turmoil
These days, the late Gerald Bracey's name comes up frequently. Nancy Bailey tells why. by Nancy Bailey I was thinking the other day about Ge...
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INDEX OF GERALD BRACEY TRIBUTES

 RTTT & NCLB Outrages

The Children Left Behind: What happened to the students pushed out by high-stakes testing?
Ohanian Comment: Although the story told here is a Texas story, Nathan makes clear that NCLB and its focus on test scores has done inestimable damage to countless young ...
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INDEX OF RTTT & NCLB OUTRAGES

 The Eggplant

The E*x*c*e*l*l*e*n*t Teacher © ™ ® ℠ $ $ Vetting Process
Take Note: The Eggplant is third cousin twice removed to The Onion. Attention Public School Teachers: In a crisis-ready response to the poignant and desperate national cry for...
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 Outrage of the Day 

From college B.A. to Education Policy Analayst in 3 years

by Susan Ohanian



Meet Fordham Ohio's Newest Addition
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"500 pages of specific, grade level standards in reading and math will likely be obsolete before implementation. "

—William J. Mathis, National Education Policy Center, 9/23/11

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 NCLB In Your Face

Ask About the Administration's Suggestions to Revise the ESEA
You can borrow Stephen Krashen's fine questions for the Administration. Send them in! Use them for newspaper op eds. Share them with your PTA. by Kent Will...
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 Resisters' Letters

To the editor
Rush to Deport Young Migrants Could Trample Asylum Claims (July 20, 2014) offers sad...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

Birth of a Career
"College and career ready" dominates all boilerplate government language on education. We can hope that Jonathan's plaintive question will make some adults stop--and, if they can't think, at least shut up.

And Philip Galanes' advice is perfect.

By Philip Galanes
July 13, 2014

Social Qs


I am 11 years old. Practically every adult I meet asks me, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" This would be really cute if I was 4 and...
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INDEX OF YAHOO, GOOD NEWS!

 Militarization of Our Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan to Join Army Chief of Staff Gen. Casey in Announcing 'Project Pass' in Radcliff, Ky
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. has been in the Army since 1970. There is no record of how many public schools he has been in during this time, but he did wo...
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INDEX OF MILITARIZATION OF OUR SCHOOLS

 Stupid Test Items

California History-Social Science Standards Test
A student teacher comments: The correct answer was a). That the word relocated in a question could possibly be paired with an answer that has freedom in it is a...
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MORE TESTITEMS

 Sarah's Notes 

Mrs. Puglisi's 100 National Standards
by Sarah Puglisi I just read a nice editorial about HOW RELIEVED a newspaper is if we have National Standards. In the New York Times, you can read it
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INDEX OF SARAH'S NOTES

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INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

Stephen Krashen to LA School Board: Invest in Libraries
I nominate Stephen Krashen for Library Savior award. No one works as hard as he to bring the good news about libraries to the public. Go to the url below for a video of his presenta...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

Wrong Answer
Read the well-done, tragic New Yorker article accompanying this graphic: 'Wrong Answer': In an era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice. by Rachel Aviv, appearing in the July 21, 2014 issue. Cheating once caused more problems. Parks Middle School had to score even higher to top its falsely achieved scores from previous year. Cheating became routine. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/07/21/140721fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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