Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Content at SusanOhanian.Org, Sept.

As usual, Susan can keep you up all day reading her collection of stuff. Have fun.
I just received another birthday party invitation--this one from student about to celebrate her 40th birthday. She was in my 3rd grade class in 1982-83--10 years removed from the other student. She is the student to whom I gave more of my heart than any other. . . and the love continues to be returned. My only gratitude to Facebook is that's where she found me.

Cartoon: It may mean jail.
http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=825

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Early Childhood Standards of Common Core are Developmentally Inappropriate
Truth in American Education with Ohanian comment
American Principles Project
2013-09-18
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=588

Thank you, Conservative Common Core bashers! May some Progressives follow your lead. Dr. Megan Koschnick makes some on-target observations about how inappropriate the kindergarten standards are. I very much appreciate her use of specific examples.

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 Common Core Standards: Conservative Victory or Debacle in the Making?
Anthony Cody
Education Week: Living in Dialogue blog
2013-09-23
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=587

Anthony Cody puts Michael Petrilli's feet to the fire.

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The Common Core money war
Nirvi Shah and Stephanie Simon with Ohanian commen
Politico ProEducation
2013-09-20
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=586

It's interesting that David Coleman is trying to reassure religious groups about the Common Core.

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Is it 'Parents Uneducated' or Press complicit in Misinformation About the Common Core?
Susan Ohanian
comment on NPR
2013-09-23
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=585

NPR's Claudio Sanchez says In Push For 'Common' Standards, Many Parents Left Uneducated
. I'd say the focus should be on he and his fellow journalists.

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New Buzz Words for Learning Common Core Vocabulary
S. Krashen & S. Ohanian comment on Marlene Sprenge
Edutopia
2013-09-20
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=584

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary ignores reading; instead we get Critical verbs as a 3-act play.

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No More Carrots, Lots More Stick: The increasingly imperious Arne Duncan
Frederick M. Hess and Max Eden
Weekly Standard
2013-09-30
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=583

Duncan's increasingly imperious behavior may be our best hope for defeating Common core. As Hess and Eden point out, 'In legislating by fiat, Duncan is ensuring that partisan fissures over the Common Core are likely to grow and that conservatives will have to step in to push back on this supersizing of the federal role.'



Go, Arne!

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Parent Arrested After Asking Questions at School Meeting
Ann Miller
TruthDig
2013-09-22
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=582

Yours is not to reason why,

Yours is to do or die.



And get kicked out of a public meeting for asking uncomfortable questions about the Common Core.

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To the editor
Stephen Krashen
Columbus Dispatch
2013-09-23
http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1606

Krashen points out their IS a magic bullet to close achievement gaps.

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To the editor
Stephen Krashen, Professor Emeritus USC
Hartford Courant
2013-09-21
http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1605

As people feel the economic stress, cost for implementing the Common Core tests is definitely something they can understand.

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Merryl Tisch: Chosen By God
Susan Ohanian
blog
2013-09-23
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1698

Your refrigerator doesn't work? Call the president of GE. Problem with schools. Call on God's appointee.

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A Toddler on 3 Different Psychiatric Meds? How Drugging Kids Became Big Business
Enrico Gnualati
AlterNet
2013-09-10
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1697

Big pharma has discovered a lucrative new market in kids.  The monetary price of the pills is staggering, the physical cost to children much more staggering. As Common Core works to further standardize children,and parents worry about their children 'measuring up' to standard, there will be more demand for drugs to aid this process.

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Underpaid 83-Year-Old Professor Died Trying to Make Ends Meet by Working Night Shift at Eat an' Save
Daniel Kovalik
Pittsburgh Post=Gazette
2013-09-18
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1696

The final days of an adjunct professor reveals how badly adjuncts are treated--but the university involved won't admit it.

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Private Schools Jettison a Key Test: Concerns That Test Preparation Rendered Results Invalid
Sophia Hollander
Wall Street Journal
2013-09-20
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1695

You can bet your bippy that wealthy parents will find some other way to spend $568 (plus test prep grooming) to help their preschoolers perform.

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That’s not autism: It's simply a brainy, introverted boy
Enrico Gnaulati
Salon.com
2013-09-21
http://susanohanian.org/show_research.php?id=532

Autism spectrum diagnoses are up 78 percent in 10 years. We're dramatically overdiagnosing it in everyday behavior. Here's a provocative excerpt from a new book on the topic.

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Youngest Kid, Smartest Kid?
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/201
The New Yorker
0000-00-00
http://susanohanian.org/show_research.php?id=531

Very interesting research on red shirting here.

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It may mean jail


2013-09-23
http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=0

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