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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

5 Crappy things about the PARCC

Ohanian Comment: Read this and ask yourself why any parent--or teacher--would inflict Common Core testing on children they care about.

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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

Digital Learning Companies Falling Short of Student Privacy Pledge
Ohanian Comment: Raz-Kids.com offers leveled books with quizzes. Why would a teacher make this as a homework assignment? Why not tell kids to choose book in library and take it home?
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

Calculus
Andrew Lih is Associate professor, School of Communication, American University.

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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

America's Educational Crossroads: Making the Right Choice for Our Children’s Future
[P]arents, teachers and students have both the right and the absolute need to know how much progress all students are making each year towards college- and career-readiness. . . . That means that all ...
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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

E*X*C*E*L*L*E*N*T Teacher Maze F.A.Q.
How does one qualify to enter into the E*X*C*E*L*L*E*N*T Teacher Maze? Certification by Teach for America is a sure bet but other routes are available, depending ...
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 Outrage of the Day 

Are These the 8 Worst PowerPoints the Government Has Ever Produced?

Ohanian Comment: Should you wish to read wise (and witty) comments about the evils of PowerPoint, put "Edward Tufte" into a search on this site. That will take you from AFT Share My Lesson ...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

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—Tea Obreht, author of The Tiger's Wife, Atlantic interview

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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
Re: Opting out of PARCC proves murky process for parents, students Part ...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

When Kids Teach Adults – Lessons from the Newark Student Union Sit-in
Newark students offer the good news. You can help them out at GoFundMe campaign.

Students, known as the Newark Student Union, seized Superintendent Cami Anderson's office Feb. 17 during a public schools advisory board meeting, and have remained on the floor where Anderson and other administrators have offices. They're protesting Anderson's leadership of the school district, including school building assignments and her suppor...
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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

A talent for reading backwards is as useful as a talent for passing Common Core tests
Thank you, Susan DuFresne

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INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

The impact of one trip to the public library: Making books available may be the best incentive for reading.
Abstract: Monthly trips to a public library provided access to books to inner-city second and third graders who had limited access to books at home and at school. Each child allowed t...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

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from the Chicago Teachers Union website

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http://www.ctunet.com/blog/ctu-chicago-public-schools-administer-parcc-assessment

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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