A grumpy old teacher trying to keep up the good classroom fight in the new age of reformy stuff.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Is Early Reading a Problem?
Robert Pondiscio appeared on US News this week to stick up for the Common Core's demand that kindergartners learn to read. He's re...
David Brooks Gets Everything Wrong
In an attempt to add some nuance to the positioning of Hillary Clinton, David Brooks took to the New York Times to say a series of not-very-...
FL Testing: Crash and Burn
From the Florida Time-Union comes word that computer-based testing in Florida is not running smoothly. Yesterday Duval Public Schools call...
Thursday, March 5, 2015
PTA Believes in Unicorns
While local PTA's have been feisty and dedicated engines of resistance against the giant testing machine of modern education reformsterd...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Your Granular Achievement Report
Remember how we need standardized testing so that parents can have a complete picture of just how w...
What Does It Take for Teachers To Lead?
Rick Hess has been trying to answer this question for a while with many pieces grouped around his concept of a Cage-Busting Teacher (soon to...
Mentors Trump Policy
In the edubloggoverse, we spend huge amounts of time debating and discussing educational policy and philosophy. And yet so few of us who wor...
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