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Lessons For the Media in the Age of Social Media

Earlier this year, Bill and Emma Keller found themselves in a bit of hot water online.  The trouble began when Emma Keller published a blog in The Guardian on January 8th that was, charitably, poor received by many readers.  1,257 more words

Common Core

Fordham's Mike Petrilli: Selling Common Core in States with Better Standards

This post is about the for-profit “reform”-promoting think tank, the Fordham Institute.

The Fordham Institute likes to grade.

Mind you, Fordham doesn’t bother to grade  1,277 more words

Common Core

NCTQ- The Problems with NCTQ's Approach to Assessing Teacher Education

Here is one of the better articles that I have read pointing to the problems associated with NCTQ’s approach to assessing teacher education.  Hats off to Dr. 41 more words

The NCTQ is at it again in Seattle

Over the past five years, Sue and I have followed the NCTQ since they first appeared in Seattle during our Broad superintendent’s reign when she had a report “created”, paid for by Bill Gates and Eli Broad, on those lazy, worthless teachers, referred to as “Human Capitol” in the report, and how they need merit pay waved in front of them to get our students into shape. 447 more words

Seattle Public Schools

On the Serving Platter: The NEA-Teach Plus "Partnership"

I think both national teachers unions have some skewed arrangement to “seek solidarity” by fastening themselves to privatizing groups. Perhaps such is an adult display of grasping to belong to the “cool kids” clique. 2,269 more words