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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

We Don't Need More Talk

by Susan Ohanian

The New York Post seem to revel in this terrible front page headline--and the terrible details: The rest of the story...

INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

Facebook isn't a charity. The poor will pay by surrendering their data

Turning data into an instrument of domination.
Silicon Valley holds out the promise of connectivity for all. But there's a price to pay
Facebook et al aren't charities. The poor will ...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

Unity, Cadre, Democratic Centralism/Loyalty Oaths, UFT, Mass Organizations and Democracy
This is from Norm's blog Ed Notes Online Norm is a longtime New York City teacher, now retire...
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

Education chief explains his optimism for Detroit Public Schools
I came to Detroit a couple of years ago and was just really, really concerned. What's happened in Detroit for far too long is simply been devastating for the students and ultimately devastating for th...
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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 

Hillary's Anti-Public School and Pro-Private Prison Bundlers

Ohanian Comment: I will just add that Hillary has been on my dislike list ever since she led ed deform as Arkansas first lady. Her husband's fight for national standards and a national te...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"We'd never go to our doctor and say, 'You can't run tests on me.' It's the same way with schools."

—Laura Bush, in praise of No Child Behind, Beaverton, OR

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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
When one exposure is enough The idea that we remember things better when we retrieve them more frequently from memory, as claimed in "Building The 21st-century Learner," (July 15) applies only to...
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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
I won't share the mean-spirited and ignorant comments. I admit to being surprised that such people read Publishers Weekly.


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...
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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

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INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

Special Report: Building The 21st-century Learner
<blockquote> <br>Not to resort to ad hominem attack, but the author has a BA from Yale in American Studies--and an MA in journalism. She makes the very bold claim, "Research in cogni...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

Critical Need for US School Children: Parents with Living Wage

Hat tip: Rouge Forum

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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