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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

For Bill Gates, Common Core is a Technocratic Issue--Sharing an Electric Plug Across the Country

Ohanian Comment: So a guy who thinks you can't do a lot better than McDonald's or Burger King has bought a national education policy based on the idea of sharing an elec...
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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

Congressional Hearing: Hearing: How Data Mining Threatens Student Privacy

Ohanian Comment: This report presents a clear and present data danger. My recommendations would be different.

Maybe it's naive to protest children being trai...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

Amrein Beardsley Takes on Thomas Kane Pronouncements on Teacher Reform

Ohanian Comment: Thomas Kane on Education Reform was sent to subscribers of...
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

Arne Duncan on Twitter
[W]hen schools raise the bar, students jump higher....
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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 

Angry About Drag Racing, Town Bans Jaywalking

Ohanian Note: When I read the Wall Street Journal article a few days ago, I just sighed and moved on. But now John Merrow has some good observations. He goes off track at the end wit...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"This place is a zoo and we're the animals in the back that nobody wants."

—Brandon Sowers, 16, pushed out of FL h.s. into a GED program

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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 A Student Counterprotest to an Anti-Protest Curriculum (news article, Sep...
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

You CAN Opt Out of Common Core Assessments
Oct. 1, 2014

by Susan Ohanian

Worried about the upcoming Common Core testing, which will be more than ten hours long?

Here's the short advice from a Colorado teacher:

Opt out!
Just do it!



Here's the more nuanced advice from Peggy Robinson, the Colorado teacher who has announced her refusal to give the Common Core tests and who is a leader in The rest of the story...

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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 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

Common Core Supporter
This is typical of members of the US Congress as well as celebrities touting common core.

INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

Tying Early Childhood Education More Closely to Schooling: Promise, Perils and Practical Problems
<span class="red"> For me, the sad reality is in this observation: "[I]t is not such a good idea to bring ECE and schooling closer together. Initiatives like prek-3rd will provide...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

Teacher Caught Breaking Common Core Law
May we have a nation of disruptors.

Revolution!

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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