Susan also highlights an article by MORE candidate for UFT Secretary Brian Jones:
Teaching By the NumbersOther bloggers like Ravitch and RBE have some CC pieces today:
New York City teacher Brian Jones explains that standardized testing has more to do with controlling teachers than it does with improving learning.
Here is a batch of Susan's CC stuff (Updated):
A Weapon of Mass Distraction
Susan Ohanian with letter by Stephen Krashen
Here's a little quiz on the Common Core posted at the Christian Science Monitor.
Their side is winning.
Sense of Urgency
Stories from School: Practice Meets Policy blog
This teacher presents very clearly the harm Common Core rigor is doing to first graders--and then presents the only answer
Common Core State (sic) Standards: An Example of Data-less Decision Making
Christopher H. Tienken
AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice
The Common Core State (sic) Standards Update on the Ten Commandments Susan Ohanian
Here's an update on the 10 Commandments.
------------------- Playtime's over, kindergartners: Standards Stressing Kids Out Susan Edelman
New York Post
The Common Core Standards are making kindergartners cry. Small wonder.
Where Bill Gates Got the Idea to Call CCSS 'State' Standards http://susanohanian.org/
The Final Word on the Common Core http://susanohanian.org/show_
NON CC FROM SUSAN BELOW
Steve Krashen and I have a Test Your Public Ed Savvy quiz over at The Progressive. Please pass it on. The Progressive gives us a chance at talking to a different audience, a one hour documentary about schools that use their communities as classrooms has begun airing on many public broadcasting system stations across the country. Watch it. Order it for your school board and PTA.
I have reprised my cover story for Phi Delta Kappan Goals 2000: What's in a Name? because it offers a quite thorough look at what brought us to where we are now. I am struck by how similar the language of ed reform is. I urge you to read this, definitely proof of that warning: Those who don't learn from history are destined to repeat it.
I've overloaded you with grim news. Don't miss the Good News: Bob Gliner's film is coming to PBS: Schools That Change Communities. We should rally around this film. It changes the conversation. http://susanohanian.org/show_
Plus some cartoons:
Why Isn't That Ever On the Test? http://susanohanian.org/show_
Improving on Reading Tests http://susanohanian.org/show_
Follow the Money Trail on Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CCSS Funding http://susanohanian.org/
Goals 2000: What's in a Name? Susan Ohanian
Phi Delta Kappan
I wrote this piece in 2000 and even I am surprised by how very depressingly current it still is. It is actually informative about how we got to where we are today.
ASCD Poll About Arts as Handmaidens of Common Core Subjects Susan Ohanian
One more attempt to reduce the important of the arts.
Parents Beware! Teachers Had Better Wake Up Too Susan Ohanian with extensive quotes from 2 Parent
This is the massive data system funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that will put your students' data up to the highest bidder and eat you alive. Why hasn't your union told you about any of this?
To the editor Susan Ohanian
Sarcasm is undoubtedly a mistake in letters to the editor, but I like the letter.
To the editor
Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, USC
Go Team! Three Cheers!
Go, Nebraska gadfly and true school reformer, Robert Bligh!
Schools That Change Communities Film Coming to PBS Susan Ohanian
Schools That Change Communities
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"No Child Left Behind? Bring Back the Joy."
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