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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

Common Core Timeline with the Feds
by Susan Ohanian

Note: Know from the get-go that I consider cradle-to-career one of the creepiest--and most dangerous-- slogans of our time. Grab your babies and run! ...
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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

Data: The Devil is in the Overview AND the Details

by Susan Ohanian

Elsewhere, I've deconstructed Arne Duncan's presentation of the 2015 Education Budget to the H...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

Revising the SAT To Make It Even Worse
This is from History News Network, April 9, 2014.

James W. "Jim" Loewen is an American sociologist, hist...
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School
Disclaimer
The opinions and positions expressed in this practice guide are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions and positions of the Institute of Education Sciences ...
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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 New and Improved SAT
by Nathan Burstein "One big change is in the vocabulary questions, which will no longer include obscure words. Instead, the focus will be on what t...
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 Outrage of the Day 

How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2

Ohanian Comment: I admit I don't even like to acknowledge that Thomas Friedman exists, but someone persuaded me to read his column in the Sunday paper. And I wrote this response, which, s...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"High stakes testing isn't about kids. It's a weapon against kids."

—Meg Robbins, Center for Collaborative Education

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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
The emphasis is on the politics of the Common Core standards in As G.O.P. Wedge, the Common...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

InBloom Student Data Repository to Close
When this news flash came across my screen shortly after noon on April 21, 2014, I gave a whoop of joy. It's posted in the Technology section of the paper.

Note the pricetag: the $8 billion education technology software market.

The collection of intimate family details--such as the father's 'significant other'--was sold as the mechanism for enhancing 'personalized learning.'

Kudos to the parents who fought this so valiantly. The victory is yours.
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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

Scorecard
Think of this scorecard by New Yorker cartoonist D. Fraydon as

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INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

Wanted: Fraud-buster with political antennae
A mild-mannered man's fiery resignation leaves a troubling vacancy at the world's largest office for investigating scientific fraud.
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

The Working Poor: College Profs
Jim Hightower writes about this:

http://www.hightowerlowdown.org/node/3627#.U1HJd1cvmAY

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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