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Dr. Evers: Common Core Blocks Exit and Voice

Dr. Evers’ article is published here with permission from the author.  It was also published at Education Week this  month.

THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS’ UNDEMOCRATIC PUSH… 1,327 more words

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John Taylor Gatto: Why Public Education Cripples Our Kids

This is going to be short.  I’m in a rush.  But I really want to share it.

John Taylor Gatto was a veteran teacher (an award-winning teacher) before he became an author and lecturer.   640 more words

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What Data is Collected From Kindergarteners Without Parental Consent?

If a parent wants psychologists, researchers, doctors or businessmen studying his/her child, and the parents gives written consent, I have no problem with that. 1,177 more words

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Dr. Stotsky: How to Maintain the Massachusetts Education Miracle

        

   

by Dr. Sandra Stotsky

Not by using Common Core-based standards and tests, for sure, or anything that looks like them.  As anyone can see, the English language arts and mathematics standards dumped by the Governor Patrick-appointed Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in July 2010 are nothing like Common Core’s standards. 785 more words

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Why U.S. Education Needs the U.S. Constitution Now

Phillip Hamburger, law professor at Columbia Law School, gave a moving speech at Hillsdale College about the Constitution, also published in Imprimis this year.  It laid out more clearly than I’d seen it before, exactly how the U.S. 1,045 more words

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Update: High-Stakes Testing Pushback News

 

Once again, we are indebted to Colorado Principal Bob Schaeffer who has collected this list of national news articles about pushback concerning high-stakes tests in the U.S. 787 more words

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Education Commander David Coleman's New Essay

Mark Twain said that it’s easier to fool people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled.

Having tried and failed for (going on three) years to persuade Governor Herbert and the State School Board of Utah to withdraw from the Common Core Initiative and its snake oil… 1,262 more words

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