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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

A Call to Teaching
So it is clear that teacher colleges need to become more rigorous and clinical, much like other graduate programs, if we are going to create that new army of great teachers. But I'd also like to see h...
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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

Gates Foundation Announces New Teacher Quality Ratings
From: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation TO: Randi Weingarten Dennis Van Roekel Re: New Coding for Teacher Effectiveness As leaders of the US teac...
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 Outrage of the Day 

Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate

Ohanian Comment: Now there's a call to drug kids who daydream. Sluggish cognitive tempo is a disease looking for symptoms. Russell Barkley, as noted in this article,is author of B...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"Herbert Spencer wrote that 'Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom,' and I think this is what makes me nervous about teachers' current desire to have a hero. Hero worship destroys any chance of a Revolution because people spend their energy in shouting 'Hurrah!' 'Hurrah!' -- instead of organizing for freedom. One act of disobedience is worth 1,000 hurrahs! If you must have a hero, then consider following Henry David Thoreau, who took John Brown for his."

—Susan Ohanian, blog announcement, 8/30/13

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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: (Op-Ed Yes, We Need to Talk about the Tests, April 10) Yes, there's a big problem with the state test...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

Privacy concerns nix New York student-data plan
April 2, 2014

Not only has New York backed out of In-Bloom, note that according to Politico, this cancellation leaves the company Gates and Carnegie Foundation started with $100 million start-up money, no clients.

The Council of Chief State School Officers, complicit,with Gates, in the Common Core, started the Shared Learning Collaborative. In February 5, 2013 the Shared Learning Collabo...
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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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