Saturday, November 16, 2013

[News from Susan Ohanian] New Content at SusanOhanian.Org!

News from Susan is becoming a weekly Saturday event here at Ed Notes. I disagree with her pessimism. The tide has turned. I think forces opposed to ed deform are building gale-force winds as the Obama ed program, driven by the same neo-liberal forces as Obama Care, with the same disastrous results come down on their very big ears. How interesting that elements of both left and right see the light.

Now off to the MORE meeting.
Here's some more spitting into gale-force winds.
I've actually done quite a bit of research but it seems futile. The Common Core steamroller seems to have squashed nearly all teacher resistance.

There are some new cartoons:

Common Core Fix-up
http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=840
US Education Policy
http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=842
Stop!
http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=973
What Does the Poorest Country in Western Hemisphere Need?
http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=972
Politicos Compromise; Children Suffer
http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=971
Kindergarten Test Prep
http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=970
And so on. Lots of cartoons and documentation for your continued discomfort.

Susan

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Fixers
Susan Ohanian
Schools Matter
2013-11-15
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=621
Gates money continues to drive projects to put its peculiar definition on texts schools must teach and to diminish all subjects except Language Arts and math.

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DOE Administration's Recommended Common Core Pearson's Textbooks Loaded with Errors
Rachel Monahan
New York Daily News
2013-11-11
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=620
Curriculum-by-Committee is a terrible idea, but teachers need to address the real problem, not whether the pages are aligned.

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What we fear is here ~ As seen with my own eyes
EnRaged NY & Joie Tyrrell
  blog & Newsday
2013-11-09
http://susanohanian.org/data.php?id=527
A warning to everybody about school data.

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Who's On First?
Susan Ohanian
blog
2013-11-09
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=619
In the name of the Common Core career- and college-readiness, Fresno fifth graders are required to read--and write about--New York Times articles.

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Third Graders' Common Core 'I Can..." Statements
Expeditionary Learning
Common Core lesson
2013-11-09
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=618
Does anyone consider what notion of reading will third graders in New York have after a year of this?

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Training Teachers to Take the Blame
Susan Ohanian
blog
2013-11-09
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=617
Take a look at the partners behind those EngageNY Common Core teacher training lessons--and at a couple of the lessons themselves. Teachers in other states be warned: These are coming to your state.

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Common Core   Drills Children on New  Names for Old Stew
Susan Ohanian
blog
2013-11-09
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=616
Common Core entrepreneurs provide new names for old stew.

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Bully Tactics
Susan Ohanian

2013-11-13
http://susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=1138
The writer takes on Weingarten and worksheets.

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To the editor
Stephen Krashen
US News and World Report
2013-11-13
http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1622
Here's some info on the STEM malarky.

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To the editor
Stephen Krashen
Wall Street Journal
0000-00-00
http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1621
Krashen points out that people still misuse NAEP any way it suits their agenda.

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Hoover school bus advocates join with NAACP asking state, Justice Department to intervene
Jon Anderson
Al.com
2013-11-12
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1734
Ugly things happening in Birmingham, AL suburb.

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Top Biden aide to head Broad Foundation
Michael A. Memoli
Los Angeles Times
2013-11-13
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1733
Longtime Democratic political functionary named to head Broad Foundation.

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15-DAY NOTICE OF MODIFICATIONS TO TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS REGARDING SPECIAL EDUCATION
California Department of Education
Notice
2013-11-08
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1731
I thank the California Department of Education for sharing.
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Order the CD of the resistance:
"No Child Left Behind? Bring Back the Joy."
To order online (and hear samples from the songs)
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dhbdrake4
Other orders: Send $15 to
Susan Ohanian
P. O. Box 26
Charlotte, VT 05445

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