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Can the common core inspire self-regulated learning?

Taking a step back educators need to focus on the value of standards to lesson planning, curriculum construction, and effective learning instruction and remove the politics from the discussion. 517 more words

Common Core

Open Message to California Senators – Save us from the New ESEA

Dear Senators, Boxer and Feinstein

As senior members of the US Senate, please use your influence to stop the disingenuous rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). 1,019 more words

Education

What Do I Expect from Elementary School? Not this.

When I put my children on the bus in the morning, the wish I call out to them after kissing their heads, is, “Have a good day!” Pure and simple. 1,425 more words

Education

(Condensed) D.C. Schools: A Portrait of “Corporate Education Reform” Failure

This summer the National Academy of Sciences produced a lengthy report for the city of Washington D.C. documenting the effects of their 2007 Public Education Reform Amendment Act (PERAA).[1] The report is a powerful set of data and observations that damn “Corporate Education Reform.” 639 more words

Education

D.C. Schools: A Portrait of “Corporate Education Reform” Failure

This summer the National Academy of Sciences produced a lengthy report for the city of Washington D.C. documenting the effects of their 2007 Public Education Reform Amendment Act (PERAA).[1] It describes a system that has adopted the “corporate education reform” approach to improving public education. 2,487 more words

Corporate Education Reform

Standardized Control

“He had been educated only in that innocent and ineffectual way in which the Catholic priests teach the aborigines, by which the pupil is never educated to the degree of consciousness, but only to the degree of trust and reverence, and a child is not made a man but kept a child.” [1] Henry David Thoreau’s description of his visitor at Walden’s pond seems a likely description of the result of standards based education and testing. 1,847 more words

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New ESEA Continues “Reign of Error”

In September both the house and senate versions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) are scheduled for a conference committee. Since 1965, title I of this law has provided money to schools with children living in poverty. 1,159 more words

Standardized Testing