A grumpy old teacher trying to keep up the good classroom fight in the new age of reformy stuff.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
PARCC Is Magical
Today David Hespe, the acting education commissioner in New Jersey, sent out a letter to Chief School Administrators, Charter School Lead P...
High Stakes Testing 2.0
In the world of reformsters and their Orwellian word salads, statements often mean the opposite of what they appear to say. "We need to...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Education Is Not Medicine
One of the popular new reformster talking points is to compare standardized testing to diagnostic te...
CCSS: Runaway Train
One of the oddest things about the Common Core is that here you have this giant movement, this massive shadow regulation of one of the natio...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
CAP: Core Is for Ladies [Updated]
The Common Core is great for the ladies. At least that's what we can learn from a new CAP (Center for American Progress) article that...
In a recent blog post, Daniel Katz made a plea for a slow schools movement (like the slow foods movement). It's a great piece and well...
Monday, October 27, 2014
MA Committed to Chasing Teachers Away
It seems that several states are locked in a contest to determine who can do the most to undermine and gut the teaching profession. From Flo...
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