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Cuomo and Mulgrew « Movement of Rank and File Educators
Cuomo and Mulgrew « Movement of Rank and File Educators: Cuomo and MulgrewApril 1, 2015 — 2 Comments“The hedge-fund billionaires and Governor Cuomo haven’t gotten their way,” declared UFT President Michael Mulgrew in his official response to Cuomo’s budget deal on March 30. Unfortunately he is wrong. Tests will play a greater role in our evaluation, outside evaluators will be brought in, and it wi
Beware, Chicago: Emanuel Gaining Favor with Whites Whose Kids Are Not Chicago Public School Kids | deutsch29
Beware, Chicago: Emanuel Gaining Favor with Whites Whose Kids Are Not Chicago Public School Kids | deutsch29: Beware, Chicago: Emanuel Gaining Favor with Whites Whose Kids Are Not Chicago Public School KidsIn 2011, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that he believed in “accountability” from the mayor on down.Emanuel now finds himself facing challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in a runoff election schedule
Bill Gates’s Double Standards and High Tech High K-12 Schools
Bill Gates’s Double Standards and High Tech High K-12 Schools: Bill Gates’s Double Standards and High Tech High K-12 SchoolsAPRIL 1, 2015 BY NANCY BAILEY LEAVE A COMMENTHere is a good example of what I would call double standards relating to traditional public schools and charter schools–more specifically the High Tech High K-12 Schools.High Tech High Charter Schools, computer/project driven schoo
The Fight Against High-Stakes Testing: A Civil Rights Movement
The Fight Against High-Stakes Testing: A Civil Rights Movement: The Fight Against High-Stakes Testing: A Civil Rights Movement"We are experiencing the largest ongoing revolt against high-stakes standardized testing in US history," according to Jesse Hagopian, high school history teacher, education writer and editor of More Than a Score. This remarkable book introduces the educators, stud
Alexandra Miletta: Cause for hope. That's right, hope!
Alexandra Miletta: Cause for hope. That's right, hope!:Cause for hope. That's right, hope!A decade ago, Marilyn Cochran-Smith, then president of AERA, gave us a portrait of teacher education at a major crossroads – for better or for worse – and invited us to see where these divergent paths might lead us. At the time, in that hotel ballroom, her bleak portrayal of a future hostile to the ideals and
AFT President Weingarten Unveils Chicago Neighborhood Partnership
City Club of Chicago speech | American Federation of Teachers: City Club of Chicago speechRandi WeingartenPresident, American Federation of TeachersCity Club of ChicagoApril 1, 2015I.               IntroductionI know that there’s an expectation that I would come here today to talk about uphill battles and long odds. But since you had Tom Ricketts here last week, I assume that topic has been covere
Quorum · The new majority
Quorum · The new majority: Quorum noun1. The minimum number of voices that must be heard by our legislators before making policy decisions. 2. Creating the change in government we need.Use BuildQuorum.com to send your messages to actual elected officials.Learn more Create a messageWelcome to QuorumBy definition, a quorum is the minimum number of representatives required to discuss a legislative ma
NEPC Embraces New Reformy Mission | National Education Policy Center
NEPC Embraces New Reformy Mission | National Education Policy Center: NEPC Embraces New Reformy Mission    Contact: Kevin Welner, (303) 492-8370, welner@colorado.eduURL for this press release:  http://tinyurl.com/p7z9ow3BOULDER, CO (April 1, 2015) – The National Education Policy Center today announced that it is changing its mission statement and renouncing the pursuit of strong, equitable public
“Test-imony”: Dr. Wayne Au’s address to Washington State Legislature against new teacher evaluation bill | I AM AN EDUCATOR
“Test-imony”: Dr. Wayne Au’s address to Washington State Legislature against new teacher evaluation bill | I AM AN EDUCATOR: “Test-imony”: Dr. Wayne Au’s address to Washington State Legislature against new teacher evaluation billPoliticians in Washington State are attempting to reduce educators to lifeless bits of inaccurate data. House Bill ESSB 5748, which would explicitly link teacher evaluatio
Wall Street’s Scary Scheme To Own Every American’s Education Destiny
Wall Street’s Scary Scheme To Own Every American’s Education Destiny: Wall Street’s Scary Scheme To Own Every American’s Education Destiny To the old saying about “death and taxes,” you can now add another: debt.In fact, in contemporary America, debt is likely becoming at least as all-encompassing as the other two.An increasingly powerful force behind the debt explosion is not what you might expec
Basim Elkarra for School Board 2015
Basim Elkarra for School Board 2015:  About Basim ElkarraAs a parent and a son of teachers, I understand the importance of a quality education and strong neighborhood schools.On the School Board, I will work in partnership with students, parents, teachers, and the community to provide the resources needed for students to succeed in the 21st century. My priorities: safe, healthy, technologically mo
Bill Gates to Run for President
Charter schools carry a bad reputation
Opinion: Charter schools carry a bad reputation: Opinion: Charter schools carry a bad reputation In recent years, the Republican Party has taken control of the Legislatures in all of the Southern states. Alabama's Legislature is overwhelmingly Republican. The GOP holds a 25-to-9 majority in the Senate and an equally dominating 72-to-33 majority in the House of Representatives.Our supermajority GOP
ESEA's 50-Year Legacy a Blend of Idealism, Policy Tensions - Education Week
ESEA's 50-Year Legacy a Blend of Idealism, Policy Tensions - Education Week: ESEA's 50-Year Legacy a Blend of Idealism, Policy TensionsApril 11, 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson, seated with his childhood schoolteacher, Kate Deadrich Loney, delivers remarks after signing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act at the former Junction Elementary School near Stonewall, Texas.—Frank Wolfe/The Lynd
How students with top test scores actually hurt a teacher’s evaluation - The Washington Post
How students with top test scores actually hurt a teacher’s evaluation - The Washington Post:How students with top test scores actually hurt a teacher’s evaluation Imagine that you are a doctor and your evaluation is based on patients you didn’t have. Or a car dealer, and you are assessed by how many cars your colleagues — not you — sell. It sounds preposterous, right? Well, that’s just what is ha
Citizens for Public Schools | Working for Education - Working for Children
Citizens for Public Schools | Working for Education - Working for Children: Citizens for Public Schools | Working for Education - Working for Children http://bit.ly/1aiTP41How You Can Support Legislation for Less Testing, More LearningJANUARY 26, 2015 BY LISAGLegislators supporting the Less Testing, More Learning campaign last week filed bills for a moratorium on most of the “high stakes” tied to
Tell the schools: No PARCC for my kids - Sentinel & Enterprise
Tell the schools: No PARCC for my kids - Sentinel & Enterprise: Tell the schools: No PARCC for my kidsMy first paid teaching job was in 1992. Except for a few brief attempts at other careers, I have been teaching ever since. I currently teach at Leominster High School. Last week I submitted a letter informing the principals of my children's schools that they will opt out of taking the PARCC ex
With A Brooklyn Accent: When Democracy Died in the New York State Assembly
With A Brooklyn Accent: When Democracy Died in the New York State Assembly: When Democracy Died in the New York State Assembly Something inside me died tonight in the New York State Assembly.  Democratic legislator after Democratic legislator, some who claimed to be lifelong friends of public education, some who were once teachers themselves, caved in and voted for a bill that was going to add to

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Data vs. Evidence | WagTheDog
Data vs. Evidence | WagTheDog: Data vs. EvidenceMany people mistakenly believe that the terms “data” and “evidence” are interchangeable, and these words have the same meaning.Data is factual information such as numbers, percentages, and statistics.Evidence is data that is relevant and furnishes proof that supports a conclusion.There is a big difference between independent research, studies, and da
Mayoral Runoff Candidate Post-Forum News Conference | Chicago Tonight | WTTW
Mayoral Runoff Candidate Post-Forum News Conference | Chicago Tonight | WTTW: Mayoral Runoff Candidate Post-Forum News Conference Chicago mayoral candidates Rahm Emanuel and Jesús "Chuy" García gave a brief news conference following the forum. Watch the web exclusive videos below.Chicago Tonight's Mayoral Runoff ForumCook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García expects to win t
Is NYSUT/AFT Support for NY Opt Out Just the 2013 AFT “Moratorium” Warmed Over? | deutsch29
Is NYSUT/AFT Support for NY Opt Out Just the 2013 AFT “Moratorium” Warmed Over? | deutsch29: Is NYSUT/AFT Support for NY Opt Out Just the 2013 AFT “Moratorium” Warmed Over?I have read New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) president Karen Magee’s words regarding opting out of the Pearson tests that New York students currently take in lieu of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College
Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 3/31/15 #OneTermRahm ‪#‎Chuy2015‬
Special Nite Cap - Catch Up on Today's Post 3/31/15Special Nite Cap CORPORATE ED REFORM Click here to go to Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago Website#‎Chuy2015‬ ‪#‎imwithchuy‬#DUMPRAHMChicago Mayoral Candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia Talks About Schools - #OneTermRahmChicago Mayoral Candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia Talks About Schools - Living in Dialogue: Chicago May








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