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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Renames Common Core

Note to Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction:

Calling a stinkweed an orchid doesn't make it one.

Susan Ohanian


May 7, 201...
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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

Facebook isn't a charity. The poor will pay by surrendering their data

Turning data into an instrument of domination.
Silicon Valley holds out the promise of connectivity for all. But there's a price to pay
Facebook et al aren't charities. The poor will ...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

Academy Fight Song
This examination of collegiate capitalism explains that the charmingly naive American student is in fact a cash cow, and everyone has got a scheme for slicing off a porterhouse or two. . . . Ours ...
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

What Can Technology Do for Tomorrow’s Children?
In the United States, education is meant to be the great equalizer. Technology has the potential to bridge gaps for those who have the least. Simply put, technology can be a powerful tool for equality...
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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

Children's Books for the One Per Cent
Ohanian Comment: Very funny. Very clever. I'd be tempted to make this a test for all deformers trying to align early childhood with the Common Core: Name the real book!
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 Outrage of the Day 

In Busy Silicon Valley, Protein Powder Is in Demand


Reader Comment: This is precisely why Silicon Valley hires very young people, mostly men--so they can take advantage of them before they realize how ludicrous it is to work insanely...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"The note came home at the beginning of testing week, 'Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and a good breakfast because of testing'-- as if we starve them and let them watch David Letterman every other day of the year. One mother signed the note and sent it back -- 'I always do!'"

—a Maryland Mom

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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 editorial page of the Tribune for Thursday April 30th carried the opinion of Ross Izard and Ben DeGraw, education policy analysts for the Independence Institute, a free market Denver...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

The fabulous Freeman Grant of 2001
I am an enthusiastic volunteer at the Charlotte town library. This means I spend a lot of time shelving books. This activity has taught me a lot about what kids--and adults--are reading. I am proud that Vermont communities support their libraries. I still mourn for the Carnegie library in northern California, my favorite place to be in my childhood, which was shut down for lack of community support.

April 17. 2015

by Robert J. Resnik

The state of Vermont c...
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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

 Cartoon

Give me your tired, your phonemicically adequate. . .
'Huddled masses yearning to breathe free are now called public school kindergartners.

INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

A Life of Particularity
Oliver Sacks offers this conclusion at the end of his memoir.There are no rules, there is no prescribed path. . . .[W]e are destined, whether we wish it or not, to a life of particularity and self-...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

A Walking Library
The Mongolian Children's Mobile Library carried by camel to nomadic herding communities and remote parts of the Gobi desert.

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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