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As a twelve-year teacher, it doesn't shock me to hear story after story highlighting the same truth: high-stakes testing can lead to a culture of cheating by educators in a school district. The ...
by Bananaphone
Comment Count 49 comments on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 12:41 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
explanation - I posted a comment on a thread on Diane Ravitch's blog, and today she turned it into a post, which I reproduce below, using her formatting. Kenneth Bernstein is an award-winning NBCT ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
A high school teacher tells college educators what they can expect in the wake of No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. Reprinted with permission from the January-February issue of Academe, the ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 188 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 11:14 AM PST with 261 Recommends
On the campaign trail in 2000, Texas Governor George W. Bush offered his thoughts on education reform, advocating for more emphasis on assessment. Governor Bush, who later as president signed into ...
by Tristero 312
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:26 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Washington State teachers are refusing to give the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) tests. The revolt began at Garfield High School in the Seattle School District when teachers there were informed ...
by Purple Priestess
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 03:36 AM PST with 20 Recommends
(This article was co-authored by Diana Zavala , a parent with a 9 year old child in New York City Public Schools who works with Change the Stakes and Geminijen , a member of the Anti-Capitalist Meet-...
by Geminijen
Comment Count 62 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST with 31 Recommends
I have been engaged in an epic battle with my child's school for the past two years because they have adopted the nonsensical and illogical policy of banning recess. I could understand, to some ...
by truthseeking missile
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 08:44 AM PST with 22 Recommends
No phrase irritates me as much as "data-driven education." As someone who has dealt with educational data for the past 35 years, first as a reporter and now as a classroom teacher, I have learned ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:42 AM PST with 5 Recommends
While Sandy is forcing us to ponder our reliance on those unionized, overpaid public employees known as first responders, a little discussion about outsourcing is in order.(1) Many years ago, the ...
by SDorn
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 05:34 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Diane Ravitch asked for letters to Obama from educators and parents to be collected and sent to President Obama October 17, 2012. ...
by annie em
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 10:59 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
My son starts high school in the 2014-2015 school year. He will be a member of the class of 2018. As a parent I have grave concerns about the new common core standards (a part of No Child Left ...
by Mark E Andersen
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 07:52 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
I heard from my friend Ellen last week. She sent me a picture of Schmuel, a street dog she recently adopted. Schmuel has a face as pathetic as any you’re likely to come across, a face that would ...
by R H Sheldon
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 08:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The Department of Education has announced that eight more states have gotten No Child Left Behind waivers , bringing the total of states getting past George W. Bush's failed education law by ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue May 29, 2012 at 12:37 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
GOP give Colleges Grants Profiting From Charter Schools, but Raise Student Loan Rate and Cut Pell Grants Hypocrisy, Republican Leaders don’t Mind Charter Schools Sponsored by Universities, ...
by fredericacade
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu May 10, 2012 at 08:53 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
In August 2008, many teachers in America and this one in particular were thrilled about Barack Obama’s nomination. Linda Darling-Hammond was a leading spokesperson articulating the Obama ...
by tultican
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue May 01, 2012 at 05:05 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
A recent diary on the rec list [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/09/1081943/- (link)] laid a lot of blame on Texas, Rick Perry, and assorted rightwing players and policies , for cutting and ...
by NYCee
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
As one can see in this blog post by Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post, over 100 (out of more than 1300) Texas school districts have already signed on to an effort to stop the abuse of too much ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Mar 24, 2012 at 07:37 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
'Bout time someone did it : Does Duncan respect the limited role of the federal government in education, which all previous secretaries have recognized? States and local school districts now look ...
by scorpiorising
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Mar 10, 2012 at 09:12 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Welcome to Education Alternative's Series on Homeschooling! We publish Saturday mornings between 8am and 12noon EST. Progressive homeschooling sparks strong reactions in Kossacks, both for and ...
by leftyparent
Comment Count 197 comments on Sat Mar 03, 2012 at 05:00 AM PST with 28 Recommends
By Raul Gonzalez, Legislative Affairs Director, Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation If Congress were actually capable of passing significant legislation, the futures of millions of school ...
by NCLR
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 12:26 PM PST with 0 Recommends