Thursday, September 19, 2013

Teacher, two superintendents to hold key positions on funding law’s new agency | EdSource Today

Teacher, two superintendents to hold key positions on funding law’s new agency | EdSource Today:

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 6.52.41 PMConsistent with the goal of shifting power over education decisions away from Sacramento, the Local Control Funding Formula law creates a new agency to work with, not dictate to, local districts on how to meet their improvement goals. In the first step toward launching the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, the Legislature this month determined that a teacher and two superintendents will form the majority on its governing board.
The passage of a bill designating the makeup of the five-member board should enable the agency to be in place by early next year, said Rick Simpson, deputy chief of staff to Speaker of the Assembly John Perez. The group’s purpose is to “advise and assist” school districts and charter schools in achieving the goals of their annual accountability plans that the school funding law requires. The collaborative is also charged with helping to improve the quality of teaching and leadership in a district or school.
Perez will name a teacher as one of the five board members. The other four members will be 

Boredom, Thy Name Is Charlotte Danielson (On Rubrics and Misuse) - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson

Boredom, Thy Name Is Charlotte Danielson (On Rubrics and Misuse) - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson:

Boredom, Thy Name Is Charlotte Danielson (On Rubrics and Misuse)

by JOSE VILSON on SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

Charlotte Danielson
Charlotte Danielson
“And another thing!”
I’ve always wanted to start a post off like that, like I was in the middle of an impassioned diatribe and you just happened to step in to the thousand-person auditorium to hear me just get cooking. But then I snapped out of that dream and found myself in another boring Danielson training.
For those not in the know, the NYC Department of Education in conjunction with the United Federation of Teachers has agreed to use the Danielson framework, developed by professor Charlotte Danielson, to evaluate and support teachers. When I first heard her presentation a few years back, I didn’t think much of it. Four hours chock full of jargon and common understandings about the teaching profession might excite a few people, and got a few people hopeful for a person with the solution to examining the elements of a teacher’s performance.
I’m not one of them.
At one point, I remember United Federation of Teachers’ president tell a congregation of us from our district that he liked “Danielson” and calls her from time to time. He sifted through the
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Schooling in the Ownership Society: Tilson short-selling K12Inc.

Schooling in the Ownership Society: Tilson short-selling K12Inc.:

Tilson short-selling K12Inc.

Hedge-funder Tilson
You would think that the online learning company, K12Inc. would find synergy with hedge-funder Whitney Tilson, the money bags behind DFER and a co-founder of TFA and KIPP board member. But no! Tilson would never let ideological unity get in the way of super-profits. So Tilson is having his T2 Fund short-sell the hell out of K12 stock, hoping the company collapases. In fact, he calls the company “a catastrophe for education” in spite of solid financials.
So why is Tilson shorting K12? In addition to his research alleging that conditions and academic performance at each of K12’s online academies have declined significantly since its IPO, Tilson said he believed companies like K12 undermine the charter school movement in which he is deeply entrenched and that he has spent years fighting for.
“I try and separate my emotion from whether it’s a good investment,” Tilson said.
I could have told him and his investors that months ago. In fact, I did just that, last 

Teachers For Social Justice: People's Board Meeting:Wed, 9/25, 5:30 PM

Teachers For Social Justice: People's Board Meeting:Wed, 9/25, 5:30 PM:


People's Board Meeting:Wed, 9/25, 5:30 PM



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Jersey Jazzman: The Shafting Of the American Teacher

Jersey Jazzman: The Shafting Of the American Teacher:


@jaredpolis: America's Worst Congressperson
What a schmuck: Yes, 75 year old Diane Ravitch -- grandmother, author, and historian -- is "evil" in the eyes of this sitting member of Congress. Aren't you proud, Colorado? This empty suit is the 7th wealthiest member of Congress. But Polis is really just another phony Democrat who pushes idiocy like Race To The Top so he doesn't have to have a serious conversation about income ine

The Shafting Of the American Teacher

Well, isn't this just lovely:
New Jersey teachers are returning to their classrooms this month with smaller pay increases than in previous years.
The state schools boards association said the average pay increase in settled contracts as of this past spring was about 2.25 percent for the 2013-14 school year. That’s down from 2.37 percent last year and half of the average pay hike of almost 4.5 percent five years ago, according to the association. [emphasis mine]
Ah, the good old days of 4.5% pay raises... when everyone else was getting more than that! The truth is that teacher pay in New Jersey has historically never kept pace with the rest of the workforce:


Look at that: less than 80% of the hourly wage of all statewide workers, down from about 93% back in 1990, before the jihad against educators began. The truth is that teachers have never enjoyed "big" raises:
Meanwhile, a look at data from several decades shows that while average 

Income Inequality, Educational Inequity, Privatization… Pittsburgh to Chicago | janresseger

Income Inequality, Educational Inequity, Privatization… Pittsburgh to Chicago | janresseger:

Income Inequality, Educational Inequity, Privatization…  Pittsburgh to Chicago

Two blog posts arrived in my in-box today.  The first is from a young woman, Jessie Ramey, whose blog is called Yinzercation and whose recent post is titled Diane Ravitch Launched, Yinzer-Style.  This sent me, of course to Google and ultimately Wikipedia for a definition: “Yinzer is a 20th century term playing on the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania second-person plural vernacular “yinz.”  This post is about Diane Ravitch’s book launch for Reign of Error on last Monday night at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The event drew a thousand people and involved presentations by several school music groups.  Writes Ms. Ramey, ” Several student leaders from the Westinghouse Bulldogs high-stepping marching band joined Dr. Ravitch on stage to explain what has happened to arts education, music, and band at their high school. Despite the proud Westinghouse legacy that includes many of this country’s jazz greats (think Billy Strayhorn, Al Aaron, Mary Lou Williams and a host of others), the ragtag band has almost no instruments, hasn’t had new uniforms in more than a dozen years, and can’t even afford drumsticks. Yet the students are passionate about holding their band together.”
The second blog post, The Myth of the Level Playing Field,  is from the Rev. John Thomas at Chicago Theological Seminary.  He too writes about public education, describing the scene as he rides his bike to work each morning down Stony Island Parkway, “past two schools within a quarter of a mile of each other.  On one stretch… sits the new Earl Shapiro Hall, a slick, 

Common Core and Dr. Strangelove | Reclaim Reform

Common Core and Dr. Strangelove | Reclaim Reform:

Common Core and Dr. Strangelove

Have you ever seen the movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb? There is a scene where a wild-eyed gung-ho pilot joyfully rides a nuclear bomb to his own destruction – “Whoop-whooping!” in glee all the way. The whole bombing situation was due to a major screw-up, but he was unaware of it.
Dr-Stangelove-001
Well, today there was an actual program (no photoshop) posted by someone on Facebook’s Opt Out of the State Test. Here is the cover of a school district’s program. Common Core Learning Standards: How will they impact my child’s instruction? uses an ironically similar image.
Common Core Dr Strangelove
Please notice that this program is printed with the same degree of care, planning and practical usefulness as as the invalid (70% failure rate) and unreliable (for-profit 

Whitney Tilson Gets Caught Yet Again With His Pants Down southbronxschool.com

http://www.southbronxschool.com:

Whitney Tilson Gets Caught Yet Again With His Pants Down

What a day yesterday was! The new phone books arrived, I, with other education bloggers, got to engage in a video conference with Diane Ravitch, and I found out that not only had Whitney Tilson finally make some sense, but he confirmed that he is in education for the moolah and lying hypocrite as well.


So Whitney, in a obvious display making up for some Freudian shortcoming shows just how smart
and investor he thinks he is. Remember, this is the guy who shorted Netflix.

I know the company and the space well (K12’s primary business is running online charter schools in 33 states and DC), and it’s a VERY high conviction short (meaning the funds I manage will profit if the stock price declines). I think that the company has run amok in many, many ways, inappropriately targeting the most at-risk students, with dismal academic results, off-the-charts student turnover, coming under increasing scrutiny. K12 reminds me of the subprime mortgage lenders and for-profit colleges when they were flying 

Playing Games with Our Kids: Moms vs. Congress « MomsRising Blog

Playing Games with Our Kids: Moms vs. Congress « MomsRising Blog:

Playing Games with Our Kids: Moms vs. Congress

Posted September 19th, 2013 by 
Games are a time-honored way of expanding people’s knowledge.
My mom, who was a single mother throughout my elementary school years, played games with my brother and I in the grocery store when we were young to help make the price right for purchasing our family food on a very limited budget.
When we went to the store, my mom would hold contests between my brother and I to see who could find the items on our grocery list in the least expensive brand, and to see who could find the sale items on the coupon list the fastest. At the time, I thought my mom was the only one who played this particular game.
Looking back, I now know my mom was far from alone.
We all play games with our kids–it’s just not always of the board game variety. Too many moms are barely making ends meet, and sometimes parents try to hide their worries from their children within games–pretending that shopping for food on an overstretched budget is a game or that the electricity being shut off is just an opportunity for “indoor camping.” But dealing with financial woes is never fun.
Parents across the nation are working hard, playing by the rules, and still struggling to put food on the table.
In fact, yesterday the Census Bureau released a report stating that 46.5 million people


Read more: http://www.momsrising.org/blog/playing-games-with-our-kids-moms-vs-congress/#ixzz2fOIbixZj


The Shame and the Light of Today’s SNAP Vote
Just weeks after the USDA reported that 14.5% of American households struggled to put food on the table, today the House of Representatives passed, 217-210, a shameful bill that cuts $40 billion to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps).  Such a move would end benefits for approximately 3.8 million low-income people and deny 210,000 children school lunch and breakfast.

My Review of Diane Ravitch's New Blockbuster Best Seller "Reign of Error"


My Review of Diane Ravitch's New Blockbuster Best Seller "Reign of Error"



Thank You Diane!



PS Watch out for Flying Monkeys of the Great Hoax 




A Parent's Guide to Corporate Education Reform: Why Rich Guys are Screwing Up Our Public Schools
A Parent's Guide to Corporate Education Reform: Why Rich Guys are Screwing Up Our Public SchoolsAKAREIGN OF ERROR. An incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.I Got Mine and I Can'

Nite Cap 9-19-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change

James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."


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NYC Educator: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid
NYC Educator: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid: Be Afraid. Be Very AfraidOne of my students didn't have her homework today. She's pretty smart, and pretty eager, but not altogether that fluent in English. I asked her where it was and she struggled to answer. I checked a few other kids in the class and she came to me, brandishing her iPhone like it held the key to Life, the Universe, and Everything."
Three Questions, Two Answers from the Department of Education - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher
Three Questions, Two Answers from the Department of Education - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Three Questions, Two Answers from the Department of EducationBy Anthony Cody on September 19, 2013 3:47 PMA little more than two weeks ago, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan held a phone-in press conference. I submitted several questions online, but they were not addressed during the event
Diane in the Evening 9-19-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Bloomberg Administration Plans to Scrub EmailsA whistleblower inside the DOE in New York City told me the Bloomberg administration plans to eliminate all emails. I assumed they were reacting to the Indiana scandal, where Tony Bennett’s emails showed that he engaged in grade-fixing and assembling lists of campaign donors. Maybe yes,
Awards and Lists: Hate/Love | My Island View
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I’m late; I’m late, for a very important. . . Review of Diane Ravitch’s new book “Reign of Error” | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
I’m late; I’m late, for a very important. . . Review of Diane Ravitch’s new book “Reign of Error” | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: I’m late; I’m late, for a very important. . . Review of Diane Ravitch’s new book “Reign of Error”Posted on September 19, 20130 If you’re like me, you’re late to everything. For instance, my mom is fond of telling me I was late to my own birth. In my defense I always remind her
Court ruling backs student discipline for off-campus e-threats SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources
SI&A Cabinet Report – News & Resources: Court ruling backs student discipline for off-campus e-threatsBy Kimberly BeltranThursday, September 19, 2013In a ruling that, for the first time, provides specific guidance to school administrators addressing issues such as cyberbullying and threats via technology, a federal court has determined that school officials can discipline students for cert
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Ravitch a Texas-bred Paul Revere
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Ravitch a Texas-bred Paul Revere: Ravitch a Texas-bred Paul RevereWhen it comes to schooling, Diane Ravitch is a traditionalist in most senses of the word. But a defender of traditional democratic education at a time when corporate-style reformers and her former conservative think-tank friends have all donned the label of r-r-r-revolutionaries and fancy themselves as
Choosing to focus on teaching | Edwize
Choosing to focus on teaching | Edwize: Choosing to focus on teaching I am criminally overworked. “Preps” seem to be a thing of the past, as we now have department meetings or grade team meetings during the day. “Lunch” is no longer an eating period as the microwave in the teacher’s lounge seems to have been misplaced. In fact, the entire teacher’s lounge has been misplaced, and yes, that can happ
9-19-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: What is the deal with Spectrum?Thirteen years ago, when I first became an activist in Seattle Public Schools, there were problems with Spectrum. There were three problems:Qualified students could not gain access to the program because the classes were full.There was lively discussion about the student identification process including issues of under-representation
Study: Impact of unaddressed mental health issues on students is severe
Study: Impact of unaddressed mental health issues on students is severe: Study: Impact of unaddressed mental health issues on students is severeBy Valerie Strauss, Published: September 19 at 11:47 amE-mail the writerMental health is one of those topics that Americans don’t like to talk about much, unless it is forced into public view by tragedies such as Monday’s mass shootingat the Washington Nav
Before tonight’s meeting, several Dallas ISD trustees make clear their feelings about Mike Miles | Dallas Morning News
Before tonight’s meeting, several Dallas ISD trustees make clear their feelings about Mike Miles | Dallas Morning News: Before tonight’s meeting, several Dallas ISD trustees make clear their feelings about Mike MilesBy Matthew Haagmhaag@dallasnews.com11:25 am on September 19, 2013 | Permalink100Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles will face his bosses tonight and, perhaps, fight for his job after
Cali Education Headlines Thursday, September 19, 2013
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Jersey Jazzman: @jaredpolis: America's Worst CongresspersonEducation HeadlinesThursday, September 19, 2013Alisal school board adopts credit-card use policyIt's official: Alisal schools Superintendent John Ramirez Jr. is now authorized to use the district credit card.The school board voted 5-0 Wednesday night to approve a policy governing the
When the Shoe Is on the Other Foot: Lessons for Teachers in Misguided Accountability | the becoming radical
When the Shoe Is on the Other Foot: Lessons for Teachers in Misguided Accountability | the becoming radical: When the Shoe Is on the Other Foot: Lessons for Teachers in Misguided AccountabilityPosted on September 19, 2013 by plthomaseddIf we imagined a pictorial representation of the evolution of education accountability, similar to the standard image we associate with human evolution——then we’d h
A Heartbreaking – And Preventable – Death | Taking Note
A Heartbreaking – And Preventable – Death | Taking Note: A Heartbreaking – And Preventable – Deathby JOHN MERROW on 19. SEP, 2013 in 2013 BLOGS, BULLYING, TECHNOLOGYThe official records note Rebecca Sedwick’s death as a suicide.  There’s no disputing that the 12-year-old jumped to her death from an abandoned cement plant in Lakeland, Florida, on September 9, but what happened to her requires new t
Expanding Learning Time – And Opportunities | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights
Expanding Learning Time – And Opportunities | LFA: Join The Conversation - Public School Insights: Expanding Learning Time – And OpportunitiesBy Anne O'Brien on September 19, 2013The call to expand learning time to ensure that American students remain competitive with their international peers has become quite popular. While the rationale is perhaps a bit misguided (some evidence suggests that our
Ain't It the Truth - Education Research Report: Half of Parents Have Trouble Helping Their Kids with Homework
Education Research Report: Half of Parents Have Trouble Helping Their Kids with Homework: Half of Parents Have Trouble Helping Their Kids with HomeworkAs kids nationwide are getting back into the homework routine, the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) teamed up with Google to ask parents the question many silently dread each fall – are you ever unable to help your kids with their homework
Morning Wink 9-19-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAYObserve to Stop 'Beliefing' — Whole Child EducationObserve to Stop 'Beliefing' — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGObserve to Stop ‘Beliefing’September 19, 2013 by Mary FowlerRead the first, second, and third posts in this series."The basis of all good human behavior is kindness." —Eleanor RooseveltIt's a curiously human trait to cl
Observe to Stop 'Beliefing' — Whole Child Education
Observe to Stop 'Beliefing' — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGObserve to Stop ‘Beliefing’September 19, 2013 by Mary FowlerRead the first, second, and third posts in this series."The basis of all good human behavior is kindness." —Eleanor RooseveltIt's a curiously human trait to cling to beliefs based on assumptions and preconceived notions. What we tell ourselves about what's
9-19-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: @Ravitch WebinarI had the opportunity last night to be in the room with Diane Ravitch while she interacted with bloggers on the web using an interesting technology from Shindig. For over an hour I stood behind her taping her off the screen. Now I could have taped her off the screen I guess at home but I have an idea for a possible small documentary by gathering footage from her bo
How Much Homework Do American Kids Do? - Julia Ryan - The Atlantic
How Much Homework Do American Kids Do? - Julia Ryan - The Atlantic: How Much Homework Do American Kids Do?Various factors, from race to the number of years a teacher has been in the classroom, affect a child's homework load. In his Atlantic essay, Karl Taro Greenfeld laments his 13-year-old daughter's heavy homework load. As an eighth grader at a New York middle school, Greenfeld’s daughter averag
9-19-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: CT Post Editorial says; Come on Malloy/Jepsen – Give State’s students their day in court”The lawsuit is called CCFEF v. Rell. As we know, it is the most important school funding lawsuit in more than 40 years.  Despite their previous support for the lawsuit, Governor Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen are now working overtime to try and prevent he case from even being heard. And
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Life of an ed bloger
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Life of an ed bloger: Life of an ed bloger"What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all of its children. Any other ideal for our schools is narrow and unlovely; acted upon it destroys our democracy." -- John DeweyEvery day my mailbox is filled with requests from different promoters, asking me to pimppump thei
9-18-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Achievement Gap? Nope, parts 1 and 2The term “achievement gap” is misleading and thus one of the problems with the education reform debate. Please see the following posts addressing why: Achievement Gap Misnomer for Equity Gap, pt. 1 Achievement Gap Misnomer for Equity Gap, pt. 21 by plthomasedd / 1min Schools Matter @ The Chalk FaceSCHOOLS MATTER @ THE CHALK FACE: Gates Money an
Achievement Gap Misnomer for Equity Gap, pt. 1 | the becoming radical
Achievement Gap Misnomer for Equity Gap, pt. 1 | the becoming radical: Achievement Gap Misnomer for Equity Gap, pt. 1Posted on September 19, 2013 by plthomasedd[NOTE: I am reposting two pieces from Daily Kos (June 26, 2011, and April 29, 2012) to address the issue of achievement gaps, which I consider a misnomer for the equity gap.]Why the Achievement Gap Matters and Will RemainEdWeek features a s
9-19-13 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Life in Rahm’s Chicago. Walter Payton High School has plenty of toilet paper and is about to get more. Cut to Les Miz.As parents on the West Side collect toilet paper for their schools – the schools that Rahm has still left open – the selective admission Walter Payton High School near the Lakefront wi
School district bans Common Core-approved novel for sexually explicit material
School district bans Common Core-approved novel for sexually explicit material: School district bans Common Core-approved novel for sexually explicit materialBy Valerie Strauss, Published: September 19 at 8:00 amE-mail the writer1CommentsMoreA book hailed by critics and listed in the Common Core State Standards as a reading exemplar for 11th-graders was banned by an Arizona school district because
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-19-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: A Last-Minute Bad Idea from NYC Department of EducationIn its ongoing effort to destroy neighborhood schools and communities, the NYC brought out a plan to centralize kindergarten admissions. This paren activist says it is time to fight back now: “Last week, the DOE announced the roll-out of a new $800,000 kindergarten admissions p
9-19-13 teacherken at Daily Kos
teacherken at Daily Kos: Leaves on the Current - another phase in her treatmentBecause she has done so remarkably well in her recovery from her blood cancer, we are going to be entering a new phase. Next Wednesday we will spend a day getting trained for dealing with the next phase of her treatment.  Assuming no obstacles are found as a result of a series of medical tests next week - the first full
What if Self-Interest Doesn't Explain Everything? - Bridging Differences - Education Week
What if Self-Interest Doesn't Explain Everything? - Bridging Differences - Education Week: What if Self-Interest Doesn't Explain Everything?By Deborah Meier on September 19, 2013 7:53 AMToday, Michael J. Petrilli of the Fordham Institute once again joins Deborah Meier on Bridging Diffferences. The two will co-blog for several weeks.Dear Deborah,I'm glad you brought up the topic of democracy. In fu
9-19-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Performance Assessment ThursdayWe are giving the ELA Measures of Student Learning Performance Assessments to students today and tomorrow so that every teacher in the school can be evaluated to see how much growth students make from September to June.Because it makes total sense that social studies, science, art, physical education and other teachers outside of English Langua
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
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9-19-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Alison Stewart's Great History of D.C.'s Dunbar High SchoolAlison Stewart’s First Class brings us full circle. Actually, Stewart guides us through a variety of recurring social, moral, and educational cycles that undoubtedly will continue to repeat themselves in one way or another. Her history of the rise and fall of Washington D.C.’s elite Dunbar High School tells a story that can

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Jersey Jazzman: @jaredpolis: America's Worst Congressperson
Jersey Jazzman: @jaredpolis: America's Worst Congressperson: @jaredpolis: America's Worst CongresspersonWhat a schmuck:Yes, 75 year old Diane Ravitch -- grandmother, author, and historian -- is "evil" in the eyes of this sitting member of Congress. Aren't you proud, Colorado?This empty suit is the 7th wealthiest member of Congress. But Polis is really just another phony Democrat who push
DR Alison Coviello; PhD and Principal of PS 154 Channels Super Villain Bane southbronxschool.com
http://www.southbronxschool.com: DR Alison Coviello; PhD and Principal of PS 154 Channels Super Villain BaneA very wise man within the realm of the NYC DOE once paid me a great compliment, "You're the Howard Stern of education bloggers." I loved it! I shan't name him, but I have the utmost of respect for him and I know of some female bloggers, one an SBSB groupie, that have a wild crush
100 Bloggers and Diane Ravitch | Reclaim Reform
100 Bloggers and Diane Ravitch | Reclaim Reform: 100 Bloggers and Diane RavitchPosted on September 18, 2013by Ken PrevitiOn Sept. 18, 2013 between 7:30 and 8:30 pm, about a hundred bloggers listened to and spoke with Diane Ravitch in a Shindig Video Chat event that was historical. Never before has an author launched a book by asking education bloggers to review her book, review it with a total fre
Fire the Reformers! Education Should Develop Individuals, Not Worker Bees | toteachornototeach
Fire the Reformers! Education Should Develop Individuals, Not Worker Bees | toteachornototeach: Fire the Reformers! Education Should Develop Individuals, Not Worker Bees by Joseph W. GauldAccountability is a big word in educational reform. Now it needs to be applied to those responsible for creating reform that is ineffective and discriminatory.For more than five decades, business leaders, politic
Coop Goes to High School Part 3 – Summer Swap to England | Lefty Parent
Coop Goes to High School Part 3 – Summer Swap to England | Lefty Parent: Coop Goes to High School Part 3 – Summer Swap to EnglandSeptember 18th, 2013 at 15:38My passport picture around my 15th birthday in 1970My mom was always a smart creative person with tremendous ingenuity and a strong sense that life at its best should be an adventure. She had never been to Europe herself, but she had grown up
Nite Cap 9-18-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPTODAYTeachers association to call for Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles’ termination at news conference | Dallas Morning NewsTeachers association to call for Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles’ termination at news conference | Dallas Morning


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