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Reviewing The Teacher Wars, a History of America’s Most Embattled Profession

Reading Dana Goldstein’s book was a journey of discovery that I wished I’d taken in 1975, before I ended up teaching for thirty years in the embattled and often abused public schools. 969 more words


'I-We-You' Malarky: Breaking the 'Monkey See, Monkey Do' approach to teaching math

I am annoyed with, (but still love) Louis CK for coming out against the Common Core, because student anxiety over tests has little to do with the actual standards. 291 more words


Ira Shor: Why You Should Opt Out Your Children from State Testing

Ira Shor is a professor at the City University of New York, where he teaches composition and rhetoric. Shor understands that standardized testing is the foundation on which the entire “reform” project rests. 920 more words


kavips reblogged this on kavips and commented:

This is how parents in Delaware and surrounding states can undo the damage being done by these corporate giants who as with any monopoly, don't give a damn.... "Suck it" they all seem to say....

This is our (parents) way of saying.... "ok, then suck this.." My prediction is that this will be huge and it will hang on Greg Lavelles neck... and when done, he will lay like a shattered gargoyle smashed across the stones under Notre Dame from whence he fell....

(And that makes Dave Sokola the luckiest man alive.)

High-Stakes Testing

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy New Year, fellow Pioneers! Welcome back to my blog, Political Science Pioneer. I trust that you all had a relaxing winter break and that you are already into (or just about to begin) your spring semester. 721 more words


@DSEA1 press release brings more schizophrenic fail on DCAS test score release, VAM, and the need to support teachers. #netDE

Not sure where to begin as 7, count them 7, locals forwarded this to me! I will post comments inside the press release in RED. 733 more words


Jon's loving father reblogged this on Exceptional Delaware and commented:

John Young breaks down this letter the DSEA sent in regards to the "gains" and "flatlines" made by students on DCAS this year. And the Smarter Balanced Assessment will be tougher? Way to go Delaware! Let's set up more failure!

What Does the Common Core Testing Mean for My Special Needs Child?

As many of you may have seen in the Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin will start Common Core testing in the spring of the 2014-2015 school year.  697 more words


Summer Reading July 16th

Over the summer the amount of reading I do experiences exponential growth. I’m hoping to do a biweekly roundup of education-related reading that I found thought-provoking or helpful. 448 more words