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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

Asking Whether an NGA/CCSSO/USDOE/BMGF CCSS-Aligned Lesson Is Better or Worse for Kids than Frosted Double Chocolate Marshmallow Crunch

by Susan Ohanian

An apple a day keeps the doctor away;
A Common Core lesson a day
Brings dismay.



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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

Parent Coalition for Student Privacy


Send copies of this letter to your Congressional representatives. Join Student Privacy Matters

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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

Helping Kids Learn to Be Kind
This advice to parents from The Washington Post, July 18, 2014, makes me think of my legacy from my parents. We lived one block from the train tracks, and I have very strong memorie...
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education
We know that when students with disabilities are held to high expectations and have access to a robust curriculum, they excel....
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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

The E*x*c*e*l*l*e*n*t Teacher © ™ ® ℠ $ $ Vetting Process
Take Note: The Eggplant is third cousin twice removed to The Onion. Attention Public School Teachers: In a crisis-ready response to the poignant and desperate national cry for...
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 Outrage of the Day 

New Idea from US Department of Ed: Rebrand the Teacher

by Susan Ohanian

Every week, the US Department of Education sends out an e-mail newsletter: The Teacher's Edition. The issue from 7/24/2014 has a little item that seems t...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"Things are definitely different now. You can see it in our teachers and the way they do things in class. We spend a whole lot of time just getting ready for the next test, and a lot less time doing things that we actually find interesting or make us excited about coming to school. And then once the test is over, it's just on to the next one. Graduates, Milwaukee Public Schools"

—Emma Mullins & LaDarrin Johnson, graduates, Milwaukee Public Schools

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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: An Idiot’s Guide to Inequality by Nicholas Krist...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

Birth of a Career
"College and career ready" dominates all boilerplate government language on education. We can hope that Jonathan's plaintive question will make some adults stop--and, if they can't think, at least shut up.

And Philip Galanes' advice is perfect.

By Philip Galanes
July 13, 2014

Social Qs


I am 11 years old. Practically every adult I meet asks me, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" This would be really cute if I was 4 and...
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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

US Department of Ed Wants to Rebrand Teachers
A weekly newsletter from the US Department of Education posits the idea that teachers need rebranding. You can read about it here:

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INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

Respected Science Magazine Cites The Onion's Groundbreaking Research
Hat Tip to Retraction Watch fo...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

21st Century Education Goals
from Missouri Education Watchdog

http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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