Tuesday, January 3, 2012

#edreform Papa Was A Rolling Stone


It was the third of September.
That day I'll always remember, yes I will.
'Cause that was the day that my daddy died.
I never got a chance to see him.
Never heard nothing but bad things about him.
Mama, I'm depending on you, tell me the truth.

And Mama just hung her head and said,
"Son, Papa was a rolling stone.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."
"Papa was a rolling stone, my son.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."

Well, well.

Hey Mama, is it true what they say,
that Papa never worked a day in his life?
And Mama, bad talk going around town
saying that Papa had three outside children and another wife.
And that ain't right.
HEARD SOME talk about Papa doing some store front preaching.
Talking about saving souls and all the time leeching.
Dealing in debt and stealing in the name of the Lord.

Mama just hung her head and said,
"Papa was a rolling stone, my son.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."
"Hey, Papa was a rolling stone.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."

Uh!

Hey Mama, I heard Papa call himself a jack of all trade.
Tell me is that what sent Papa to an early grave?
Folk say Papa would beg, borrow, steal to pay his bill.
Hey Mama, folk say that Papa was never much on thinking.
Spent most of his time chasing women and drinking.
Mama, I'm depending on you to tell me the truth. Mama looked up with a tear in her eye and said,
"Son, Papa was a rolling stone. (Well, well, well, well)
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."
"Papa was a rolling stone.
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."

"I said, Papa was a rolling stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was ALONE."

"NYSUT: SED decision to suspend funding to all SIG schools 'shocking'."

"NYSUT: SED decision to suspend funding to all SIG schools 'shocking'." January 03, 2012. NYSUT: A Union of Professionals. www.nysut.org:
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NYSUT: SED decision to suspend funding to all SIG schools 'shocking'

ALBANY, N.Y. January 3, 2012 - New York State United Teachers President Richard C. Iannuzzi today reacted to the unexpected suspension of School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding for 10 school districts:

"The State Education Department's decision to now immediately suspend funding to all 10 districts working on their school improvement plans - even those districts that filed on time - is shocking. This action will have an immediate negative impact on those students and classrooms that can least afford further disruption.

"SED and Commissioner King have demonstrated that they have totally lost their way in shepherding real, meaningful reform. Reform aimed at

NCLB’s Lost Decade Report | FairTest

NCLB’s Lost Decade Report | FairTest:

NCLB’s Lost Decade Report

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND 10TH ANNIVERSARY REPORT

NCLB’s Lost Decade for Educational Progress:
What Can We Learn from this Policy Failure?

By Lisa Guisbond with Monty Neill and Bob Schaeffer
January 2012

The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law failed badly in terms of its own goals, leading to a decade of educational stagnation, according to FairTest’s report marking NCLB’s tenth anniversary.

Among the report’s major findings:

  • NCLB failed to significantly increase average academic performance or to significantly narrow achievement gaps, as measured by the NAEP. U.S. students made greater gains before NCLB became law than after it was implemented.
  • NCLB damaged educational quality and equity by narrowing the curriculum in many schools and focusing attention

An Urban Teacher's Education: In Case You Misunderstood Their Power for Something Lesser

An Urban Teacher's Education: In Case You Misunderstood Their Power for Something Lesser:

In Case You Misunderstood Their Power for Something Lesser

In case you misunderstood the power of the educational corporate reform movement for something lesser, New York City's recent inability to come to a decision over teacher evaluation will provide the appropriate lesson.

Over the holiday break, New York City Public Schools Chancellor and UFT (the teachers union in NYC) President Michael Mulgrew came to an impasse over a decision on how teachers should be evaluated and how U-rated teachers should be removed (more on that ridiculous process here) when Walcott walked out on negotiations on Friday.

This could (and probably will) cause New York City to miss out on as much as $78 million in federal money designed to aid districts that embrace the federal government's preferred educational reforms.

Walcott wrote a strongly worded op-ed in the New York Post (a newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch and

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