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David Berliner @ the Chalk Face offers some words of wisdom.

I paraphrase, check the audio: If you’re going to be a profession of sheep, then you’ll be run by wolves.

Great conversation.

Education Reform

VAM Remedy Part of Inequity Disease

But their remedies do not cure the disease: they merely prolong it.
Indeed, their remedies are part of the disease.

Oscar Wilde, “The Soul of Man under Socialism”

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Education

Eric Lerum and I Debate Teacher Evaluation and the Role of Anti-Poverty Work (Part 2)

StudentsFirst Vice President Eric Lerum and I recently began debating the use of standardized test scores in high stakes decision-making.  I argued in a recent blog post… 2,456 more words

Education

The Landscape of Good Mathematics Teaching

Here is my Ignite Talk from the NCSM conference last April.

I talk about the work conditions of teaching, the maldistribution of teachers, and why this is a challenge to improving mathematics education for all students.

Teaching

China’s vinyl acetate monomer exports in June, 2014

China’s vinyl acetate monomer exports in June, 2014

Export to: Quantity (tonnes): Thailand 4620.81 Turkey 3373.667 Belgium 1113.22 Korea 1005.204 Spain 841 Germany 783.56 Brazil 530.7 Poland 519.5 Vietnam 500 United Kingdom 460.02 Pakistan 356.98 The Russian Federation 269 Portugal 264 Mexico 256.9 Venezuela 240.8 India 198.1 Italy 192.8 Chile 178.7 Canada 160 USA 160 Israel 144 Ecuador 100 South Africa 88 Morocco 62 Slovenia 46 Romania 44 Columbia 44 Uruguay 44 Peru 39.04 Netherlands 22 Jordan 20 Malaysia 16 Bangladesh 14.4 Total: 16708.401

Source: China Customs

Marketing News

China’s vinyl acetate monomer exports in May, 2014

China’s vinyl acetate monomer exports in May, 2014

Export to: Quantity (tonnes): India 3,945 Turkey 1,883 Thailand 1,573 Morocco 1,554 Indonesia 1,371 Spain 1,190 Belgium 886 Germany 873 United Arab Emirates 793 Peru 720 Ecuador 551 Korea 476 Mexico 458 United Kingdom 415 USA 340 Israel 256 Italy 237 Netherlands 192 Pakistan 150 Canada 120 Portugal 88 Egypt 84 Slovenia 69 Chile 64 Romania 44 Venezuela 29 Finland 20 Malaysia 16 Switzerland 1 Total: 18,398

Source: China Customs

Marketing News

New York Magazine Writer Thinks Ravitch Will "Make" Unions "Go Republican"

I just finished writing a post about American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten’s allegiance to the Democratic Party above all else, and what link do I open up next? 1,029 more words

Common Core