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Big Man


Lording over the weak,

oppressing with power,

causing them to shrink

in submission.


You feel like a big man,

you feel powerful,

you feel like the ruler… 45 more words


PARCC Attrition from 2011 to 2014: Not Looking Good for Pearson

Several years ago, education giant Pearson must have had some high hopes for the profits it would rake in with the spring 2015 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 1,741 more words

Common Core

Your Voice

Having sunk that low

is not unique to me –

others have been there.

But my depths are

real and they are mine.

The saving force… 12 more words


Pearson Holds All "PARCC-Consortium-Developed Items"

A major question of late among Louisiana administrators and teachers involves Louisiana’s supposed spring 2015 “PARCC” assessments:

Since Louisiana has no contract with official PARCC testing vendor Pearson, where will the mysterious “PARCC-consortium-developed items” come from for Louisiana’s “PARCC” tests? 1,347 more words

Common Core


Will it lay left, right,

In shades of black, white,

There among the thorns,

Or in peace adorned?

In pain?





Tasted? 17 more words


A List of Louisiana State Leaders Involved in PARCC

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) website still carries this outdated webpage on Louisiana’s connection to the Partnership for Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC). For example, it includes the statement, 706 more words

High-stakes Testing

"Faux-PARCC" Details from Louisiana's Recently-approved NCLB Waiver Extension

Louisiana’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) temporary waiver extension was approved on December 8, 2014, based upon this amended, temporary, extended NCLB waiver application. (Note that the amendments were made to the already-late application the same day that USDOE granted approval. 1,196 more words

Common Core