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 Common Core State [sic] Standards

Common Core: Vermont schools brace for new tests, standards

NOTE: This Common Core promo from a Vermont online news outfit (one that has published my objections to Common Core) is distressing because it seems Vermont educators are drinking the Common Core...
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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

Message to Compton: Try Some Student Engagement, Not AR-15s
I wonder if the decision-makers in Compton and other cities in California that are buying up AR-15s have considered the message this brings to schoolchildren. It is definitely not a message of safe...
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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

Gates, Broad, Duncan, and Oprah form Quaternareate to Deliver Teacher Excellence
by Susan Ohanian Researchers at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and Oprah Winfrey Network have built a robot that can sel...
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 Outrage of the Day 

Is Democrats For Public Education Just a Toothless, Cynical Sound Byte?

by Bruce Dixon

Last month at a teachers union meeting the Democratic National Committee's Donna Brazile announced the formation of Democrats For Public Education. [8] Supposedl...
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INDEX OF OUTRAGES OF THE DAY

 Quotes

"OF obedience, faith, adhesiveness;<br> As I stand aloof and look, there is to me <br> something profoundly affecting in large masses of men, <br>following the lead of those who do not believe in men."

—Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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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
I witnessed the educational abuse of South Korean children documented in
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INDEX OF LETTERS

 Yahoo, Good News! 

Vermont's heroic response shows the way on No Child Left Behind letters
I posted the Vermont letter a couple of days ago with little comment--other than a general "Hurrah!" Here, a Washington Institute puts it in context and explains why other states should go forth and do likewise.

by Robert Cruickshank

Earlier this year, Washington legislators rejected a dem...
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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

Kids Need Toughening Up
see http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/08/08/nothing-but-tears-baby-shampoo-because-its-never-too-early-to-toughen-up-kids-for-school/

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

Kindergarten Readiness
Why is this so hard for people to understand?

INDEX OF NCLB CARTOONS

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