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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

Grading the Common Core: No Teaching Experience Required
Ohanian Comment: I don't equate executive offices or salaries with smarts, but I'd think the vice president of content and scoring management at Pearson North America would have enough marbles ...
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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

A Marxist Reading of Reading Education
Published in Cultural Logic, Volume 4, Number 1, Fall, 2000, Patrick Shannon's observations put the assault on today's t...
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

Education chief explains his optimism for Detroit Public Schools
I came to Detroit a couple of years ago and was just really, really concerned. What's happened in Detroit for far too long is simply been devastating for the students and ultimately devastating for th...
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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 

Campbell Brown to Launch Non-Profit Education News Site That Won’t Shy From Advocacy

Ohanian Comment:

Wowser! Campbell Brown and I have the same goal: "We want to challenge and scrutinize the powers that be."

With a $4 million annual budget, this ed...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"Testing and teaching to us is the same thing."

—Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Herald-Tribune

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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
Jordan Ellenberg says the Common Core isn't all that new, at least when it comes to math education ( Meet the New Comm...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

So Long, SBAC!
June 20, 2015

by Emily Talmage

Yesterday, Maine officially pulled out of the Smarter Balanced Consortium, putting a very welcome exclamation point on what will surely go down in history as a very strange year for public education.

SBAC, you will not be missed -- but rest assured that we will not forget you.

We will not forget how many hours you took from children so that they could take part in your failed testing experiment.

We wil...
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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

Pearson Pink Slime

by Susan Dufresne

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INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

The facts vs. David Brooks: Startling inaccuracies raise questions about his latest book
Factual discrepancies in the New York Times columnist's new book raise some alarming questions about his research & methods. David Zweig does a lot of fact checking on an oft-repeate...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

The Little Red School House
This great cartoon is from Matt Groening's 1983 volume 'School is Hell.'

Hat Tip: Rouge Forum: Why Are Things As They Are?

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INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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