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The Blueprint for Reform: Know Them By the Words They Use

Ohanian Comment: So the Blueprint for Reform is available. I tried to access the federal site and received this warning from Firefox:

This Connection is Untrusted

You have asked Firefox to connect
securely to ed.gov, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.

Normally, when you try to connect securely,
sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.

Windows Explorer gives a similar message. Dire warnings, DON'T GO THERE.

So go to the url below, and then you can click on through to the Blueprint (if you can stand it).

Amber Goslee looked at the Blueprint and provided this information to EPATA (Educators and Parents Against Testing Abuse).

How often each word is used:

-standards: 48
-assessment: 37
-reward: 34
-literacy: 19
-rigor: 16
-challenge: 15 (including new buzz phrase "challenge schools")
-math: 11
-science: 10
-history: 7
-poverty: 7
-language arts: 5
-compete/competition: 4
-thinking: 2
-accountable: 2
-library: 1
-reading: 0
-writing: 0
-book: 0

Just what is English language arts if there is no reference to reading or writing?

— Amber Goslee


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