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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

L.I. Teacher Refuses To Administer Common Core Tests, Urges Others To Join Her


Good News! Last April more than 20,000 LI school children refused to take the state tests. Now a teacher steps up. Kudos, too, to the superintendent.

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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

Government health care website quietly sharing personal data

Are Republican senators the only ones worried about this?

Who's sharing data collected from schoolchildren?


By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jack Gillum
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

Change Comes from Children
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr., and the young people who kept marching....
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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 

Letter Re ESEA Reauthorization 2013

Warning to teachers, parents, and students: Beware of false prophets holding hands with corporate cronies and heed the words of an experienced and savvy educator.

Kudos to Jim Horn. ...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"The real political task in a society such as ours is to criticize the workings of institutions that appear to be both neutral and independent, to criticize and attack them in such a manner that the political violence that has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them. "

—Michel Foucault, The Chomsky - Foucault Debate: On Human Nature

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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


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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

No legal requirement to take standardized tests, R.I. educators say

Parents in other states should pursue this angle: "Show me the law requiring students to take the Common Core test.

Reader Comment: Snider claims that these standardized tests are analogous to an annual visit to the pediatrician. There is a fatal flaw to this analogy. During an annual checkup, it is the DOCTOR who decides what tests and procedures are needed, based on her professional knowledge and her understanding of individual patient needs. Du...
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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

Outside the Box
When children are forced to stay in the box for 13 years--and now PreK, too--that are the chances for imagination?

Revolution?

INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

More Differences Than Similarities Are Found in Autistic Siblings
If autistic siblings are so different, what about all these pronouncements that all children must do this and all children must do that--on a goofy Standards timetable? ...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

Way Too Much Money
New Yorker caption: 'He's made way too much money for one day.'

Portion of the hundred best-paid US CEOS who earn more annually than their companies pay in federal taxes: 1/3
source: Harper's Index, Feb. 2015

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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