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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

The right and left poison Common Core with inflammatory rhetoric

Ohanian Comment: Who knew that New York Times editorial writer on education Brent Staples is freelancing for the Washington Post Certainly the editorial below is as misinfor...
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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

New Test to Solve Tennessee's "true ethical and moral dilemma"?

Ohanian Comment: Jim Horn supplies data that matters.

Most of the infusion of $501,000,000 from Race to the Top federal funds never reached the classrooms or the severely under...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

Watch That Language!
It's interesting that the Feds are vigilant about the claims made by food, drug, and cigarette producers. But producers of education products can claim anything them damn well please....
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

Where California schools need to put their money
At the Incubator School, teachers leverage technology to individually tailor student learning and track progress toward challenging academic standards....
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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

Miracle Baby Born With Job
from The Onion NEWS IN BRIEF July 11, 2011 Vol 47 Issue 28 Local TALLAHASSEE, FL--Following a long and difficult delivery, weary but jubilant doctors an...
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 Outrage of the Day 

LA Times' 'Independent' Education Project Bankrolled by Charter School Backers

Ohanian Comment: It's good to see FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) take on this issue. Send them a donation a...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"It is important to distinguish between digits, numerals, and numbers. Numbers and numerals are essentially the same; numerals are the written form of the idea of the number. Digits and numerals are not the same. When we are imprecise about digits and numerals, we lose an opportunity to reinforce the workings of the base-10 number system. 7 is not a number when it is contained in 73. It does not mean 7 in the number sense. It means 7 in the digit sense and must be multiplied by a power of 10 to be fully understood. . . ."

—Valerie Faulkner, Why the Common Core Changes Math Instruction, PDK 10/13

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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: Schools are too focu...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

Utah boy reading junk mail gets thousands of books after mailman's plea goes viral
This is just one of those stories that makes you grin. Great kid, great mailman, great public.
Great reading.


by WABC

Mathew Flores is a typical 12-year-old boy. He love LEGOs, and he also loves to read.

"I just usually read the newspapers," he said.

Mathew can also get lost in what most of us consider junk mail. That's what he was doing when Ron Lynch saw him last week as he delivered mail for the Sandy Post Office in Utah.
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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

Dead Words
from New Yorker,Aug. 31, 2015

Education chicanery has already contributed more than its share, but we can think of a few more.

INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains
Two new studies examine the unexpectedly complex interactions that happen when you put a small child on your lap and open a picture book. This is from the
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

Why Are Things As They Are?
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INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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