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A House Built on a Foundation of Sand: Mathematics in Modern Secondary Education

Not long after finishing OCS I strayed into the realm of private tutoring to make a quick buck. My degree was in Economics with minors in math and chinese, so I was able to pick up work and students fairly easily. 1,316 more words


Chicago Public School Parents Oppose New Test

The Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, plans to administer a very unpopular 10-hour standardized test, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, PARCC, next spring in the midst of strong dissent from both parents and educators. 105 more words

Anti-test Movement


The following schools and individuals were some of the attendees represented at the most recent Community Interaction meeting: LOP, Ardena, Griebling, Memorial and Aldrich represented at meeting. 301 more words

Committee Meeting

New Standardized Tests Come Under Fire

(CBS) – More than 1 million Illinois students are just months away from taking a brand-new standardized test—unless thousands of people get their way.

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains why educators and parents alike are fighting to delay the new test in this original report. 175 more words


I'm Still Waiting for Flying Cars

Sometimes I have no filter.

Those of you who know me…stop laughing.

I really have gotten better at tempering what I say and keeping the snark under control except with close friends. 367 more words


Your children deserve better than this, first-grade teachers tell parents - The Washington Post

Karen Hendren and Nikki Jones are highly regarded first-grade teachers at Skelly Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They wrote an open letter to the parents of the children in their classes that explains why they have decided not to administer a standardized test known as the MAP Measures of Academic Progress or student surveys that they believe violate students’ privacy. 14 more words

Common Core

The ACT doesn't reflect well on STEM , but STEM may not be the issue

CHARLES CITY, Iowa- Students interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics seems to be going up, but ACT scores are not necessarily reflecting their success in these topics. 103 more words