A grumpy old teacher trying to keep up the good classroom fight in the new age of reformy stuff.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Prime Prep Ends With a Whimper
Prime Prep Academy was going to be one of the great celebrity-based charters, an educational experience spearheaded by a high-profile rich g...
Speak Up for the Profession Now
We're coming down to the wire on your chance to speak out about one of the dumbest ideas to come out of a Department of Education that ...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Ohio Charters and Phantom Students
Apparently some charter schools feel that choice is so important that they make sure to offer it to students who don't even attend the c...
9 Things to Know About School Choice
To help kick off School Choice PR Week, Forbes ran a puff piece about choice entitled "Kicking Off School Choice Week With 9 Things You...
Monday, January 26, 2015
The Biggest Failure: Defining Success
Time magazine ran an interview with Senator Lamar Alexander , discussing the future of testing and the ESEA. It concludes with this quote: ...
Duncan's Legless Duck
I opened my eyes while you were kissing me once more than once And you looked as sincere as a dog Just as sincere as a dog does when it’s ...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
What Is Public Education, Really?
One of the repeated tricks and techniques of reformsterism is to propose policies or procedures as beneficial for public education when in f...
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