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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

Common Core by any other name is still wrong
Ohanian Comment: Kudos to informed Colorado parent/ researcher/concerned citizen/activist Cheri Kiesecker.

If you can stand it, I have posted individual presentations made at the fed...
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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

New Orleans student Social Security numbers found on auctioned-off laptops
Ohanian Comment:

It's 10 o'clock. Do you know where your child's Social Security number is?

Could a school name be more appropriate: Future is No...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

Schools As Places that Forbid Live Things
Jerry, a teacher in northern California, sent this in a note, and I asked him if I could post it. A wonderful quality comes through--a teacher trying to help kids make connections--as well as the drea...
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Joplin High School and the Franklin Technology Center, Joplin, Missouri
The personalized learning experiences cultivated at JHS are our future. JHS's creation of blended learning classes, the switch to eBooks and mobile devices is helping to both transform and modernize J...
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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 

Tech jobs: Minorities have degrees, but don't get hired

USA Today has done other work on this topic:

High Tech: W...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"Tyranny is always better organized than freedom. "

—Charles Peguy--1873 - 1914

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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: Dark Market for Personal Data: The White House and the US Department of Edu...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

The actual value of a college education
Yes, this column has an elitist tone. I'd rather be on the side of the intellectually elite than the money grubbers, the people controlling the discussion about college attendance these days.

I speak as someone with a marketplace useless Masters Degree in medieval literature. I took that degree to New York City and got a very low-paying job as a typist at an advertising agency. Yes, I was fortunate: In those days the public supported the University of California system and my tuition ...
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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

The Dark Market for Personal Data
From the New York Times

http://tinyurl.com/kcbkj9v

Schools are making data collections, gathering info that will stay with the kid for life.

INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

Tying Early Childhood Education More Closely to Schooling: Promise, Perils and Practical Problems
<span class="red"> For me, the sad reality is in this observation: "[I]t is not such a good idea to bring ECE and schooling closer together. Initiatives like prek-3rd will provide...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

US DOE Policy: Leave Every Child Behind in the Joy of Learning
It was your first day--why not give it another twelve years?

from The New Yorker, Oct. 13, 2014

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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