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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

Achieve Chair Says He Knows What Your Kids Need to Do the Right Thing for Corporate America

by Susan Ohanian

Here's a short video in which Craig Barrett, former president of Intel gives his views on what public education needs ...
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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

How to Get Kids to Come to Class: Stop Counting the Wrong Numbers


Ohanian Comment: 16 million American children living below the federal poverty line.

That's were federal data collection should start. What a...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

I Hated English Class, Until We Read Nabokov The novelist taught me how to leave room for magic
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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

Gates, Broad, Duncan, and Oprah form Quaternareate to Deliver Teacher Excellence
by Susan Ohanian Researchers at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and Oprah Winfrey Network have built a robot that can sel...
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 Outrage of the Day 

L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads

Ohanian Comment: John Deasy's name first appeared on this site in 2003. Then, he was superintendent in Santa Monica and rightfully complaining about NCLB. Then, he moved across country to t...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"#NCTE says it 'supports teachers & teams as they make their own prof. decisions.' HaHaHa. Prof decisions are now made by David Coleman"

—Susan Ohanian, Twitter, Feb. 11, 2012

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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
The Post has reported that according to a recent PDK/Gallup poll, the
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

Speaking Out Against Excessive Testing

by Susan Ohanian

While newspaper editorials call for obedience to federal laws linking student test scores to teacher evaluation and scrapping tenure, policy makers representing the people are beginning to see things differently.

In June 2012, the Vermont state...
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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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 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

 Cartoon

Duncan Speaks; His Staff Laughs
Stephen Krashen on Twitter: Arne Duncan says he hears and respects teachers. (Valerie Strauss http://wapo.st/1ugcCDR). Duncan's staff reacts.

INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

Respected Science Magazine Cites The Onion's Groundbreaking Research
Hat Tip to Retraction Watch fo...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

The First Three Trimesters of Common Core
by Susan DuFresne

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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