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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

New York State Tests for Fourth-Graders Included Passages Taken from Books Meant for Older Students
Ohanian Comment: See Common Core Testing Requires Saville Row Savvy.

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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

How YouTube, Big Data and Big Brands Mean Trouble For Kids and Parents
Ohanian Comment: I remember how exciting it was when Google first appeared, with its promise to mission "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." It ...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

What has happened to our profession?
Greeley, Colorado public school teacher Don Perl wrote this poem in 2001--after refusing to give the oppressive state test. After moving to a university position, Perl has continued his activism with ...
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

What Can Technology Do for Tomorrow’s Children?
In the United States, education is meant to be the great equalizer. Technology has the potential to bridge gaps for those who have the least. Simply put, technology can be a powerful tool for equality...
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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

Children's Books for the One Per Cent
Ohanian Comment: Very funny. Very clever. I'd be tempted to make this a test for all deformers trying to align early childhood with the Common Core: Name the real book!
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 Outrage of the Day 

Demonizing Teachers, Privatizing Schools: The Big Lies and Big Plans Behind the Atlanta School Cheating Scandal


Ohanian Comment: I admit I've had a hard time coming to grips with the Atlanta situation. I'm grateful to Bruce Dixon for putting it in context of the one-percenters' agenda.
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"Even though my teacher contract guarantees academic freedom, I'll be required to cite each [Common Core] standard I cover during each lesson every minute of the day. <br><br> <a href="http://rlratto.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/frightened-to-the-core"> http://rlratto.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/frightened-to-the-core</a> "

—R. L. Ratto, Frightened to the Core, June 3, 2012

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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: The Spy Who Fired me, March 2015. As a teacher in Massachusetts, I have witnessed a trend toward "accountability" promp...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

The fabulous Freeman Grant of 2001
I am an enthusiastic volunteer at the Charlotte town library. This means I spend a lot of time shelving books. This activity has taught me a lot about what kids--and adults--are reading. I am proud that Vermont communities support their libraries. I still mourn for the Carnegie library in northern California, my favorite place to be in my childhood, which was shut down for lack of community support.

April 17. 2015

by Robert J. Resnik

The state of Vermont c...
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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

Answer This

Jon Stewart version:

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INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

The Mismeasure of Education: A Review
This essay review of The Mismeasure of Education by Jim Horn and Denise Wilburn d...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

Changing the SAT

Stephen Krashen, 'Phonemic awareness training for prelinguistic children: Do we need prenatal PA?' Reading Improvement 35: 167-171, 1998

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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