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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

Common Core: Who's on track for college and who is not?

Carol Corbett Burris, Principal at South Side High School, Comment:
Gary, thank you for doing this reporting. You are remarkable for your willingness to follow up on stories that are...
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INDEX OF COMMON CORE [SIC] STANDARDS

 Data Command Center

An Update on Datapalooza at the U. S. Department of Education

by Susan Ohanian

Although I posted information about the Datapalooza on January 11, 2013, I now offer an update, with more links to the actual presentations. Some have both tex...
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INDEX OF DATA COMMAND FORCE

 Commentaries

The Diane Ravitch Contradiction: Educators Should Rebel, but Be Nice When Addressing Oppressive Union Leaderships
This is from Ed Notes online, a blog by Norm Scott, long time New York City teacher ...
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INDEX OF COMMENTARIES

Duncanisms

A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education
We know that when students with disabilities are held to high expectations and have access to a robust curriculum, they excel....
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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

Pop Quiz: What Did Arne Say?
1. Although Arne Duncan has spent 1,672 hours trying to convince the public that the US Department of Education had nothing to do with Common Core, what suggestion did he offer to Iowa p...
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 Outrage of the Day 

Corporate School Alert: One More Example of Why We Can't Look to Democrats for Rescue

Ohanian Comment: I could admire Doug Martin's Hoosier School Heist, available through The rest of the story...

INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

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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
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

Birth of a Career
"College and career ready" dominates all boilerplate government language on education. We can hope that Jonathan's plaintive question will make some adults stop--and, if they can't think, at least shut up.

And Philip Galanes' advice is perfect.

By Philip Galanes
July 13, 2014

Social Qs


I am 11 years old. Practically every adult I meet asks me, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" This would be really cute if I was 4 and...
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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

The Only Education Game in Town
Brilliant Toles alteration by teacher Susan Dufresne

INDEX OF CARTOONS

 Research that Counts

Respected Science Magazine Cites The Onion's Groundbreaking Research
Hat Tip to Retraction Watch fo...
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INDEX OF RESEARCH THAT COUNTS

 

 NCLB Cartoon

21st Century Education Goals
from Missouri Education Watchdog

http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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