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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

Education Accountability as Disaster Bureaucracy
Ohanian Comment: As always when reading something provocative, this thoughtful piece took me on several detours. I decided to post Gerald Holton's piece on "Nation at Risk" because a bit of wei...
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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

First Grade Teachers at Skelly Elementary, Tulsa, OK: We Refuse to Administer the MAP and Student Surveys

Two teachers say "NO!" to the Data Command Force.

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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

An Insider's View of 'A Nation at Risk' and Why It Still Matters
This commentary is from Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25, 2003, the 20th anniversary of the publication of A Nation at Risk. It is by a member of the panel...
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

interview
In a short amount of time, John Deasy did a fantastic job of accelerating the rate of student learning....
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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 

Pad contract resurrected: LAUSD to spend $22 million on tech

Note why they're buying the 20,000 iPads: for standardized tests in the spring.

We can hope they'll figure out something else to do with them.

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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves. "

—Bertrand de Jouvenal

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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
I believe you will find many readers who concur with the Tribune's mindful piece of Sunday, November 16th titled "New state tests cost too much." I am among them. You have outlined one of the p...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

Library Books Save FSU Student by Standing Up to Bullet
Something tells us a Kindle wouldn't have been quite as sturdy.

By Katie Zavadski

One lucky Florida State University student escaped unscathed from a Thursday morning shooting rampage in the school's library thanks to his good study habits. Jason Derfuss didn't even notice that he'd been hit until he came home and unloaded his backpack, only to find that a bullet had pierced the sack and several books he had just checked out from the librar...
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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

Ed Reform Attire
This should be the official clothing of ed reformers.

INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

Reality (sic) Check: Gates Looks for Impact of Digital Learning
This should be called Research That Pays. I put a (sic) in the headline because it's all a matter of who's reality is being checked. Checked as in examined...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

Mind Control
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INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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