Saturday, November 23, 2013

Susan's Saturday Special

We're getting into the habit of posting an Ohanian compendium every Saturday morning so we all have stuff to read in all our spare weekend time. As usual, she tears up the common core.

We're serving Thanksgiving lunch at the Senior Center today. Turkey and all the trimmings.
There are new cartoons, but I'm in a rush. You can find them on the home page. Two categories: Cartoons  and NCLB Cartoons.

Yesterday was the anniversary of Joe Hill's death by firing squad. Listen to all the versions of 'Joe Hill' for which I've posted hot links. Very moving. I was especially moved by what Paul Robeson did in Australia. Posted that as well as his earlier rendition of the song.

I hope you'll read my two pieces, one on data that kills and the other on Ed  Week & its bloggers. A lot of work goes into this sort of thing. I do try to provide new information instead of just ranting. I confess to getting tired of the rants.

Off to the turkey fete.

Susan

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Data That Kills and Gates Homework Flop
Susan Ohanian
blog
2013-11-18
http://susanohanian.org/data.php?id=528
Two articles on the dangers of data overload in diverse fields provide strong parallels with policies being pushed on US public schools.

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Education Week Relegates Common Core Criticism to its Bloggers
Susan Ohanian
blog
2013-11-17
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=622
Here's a discussion of how Education Week covers the Common Core.

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Joe Hill Lives On
Susan Ohanian

2013-11-19
http://susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=1139
A tribute to Joe Hill.

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Dear Senator Martins,
Joseph Mugivan, MS, Educational Administration PD
New York State Senate
2013-11-19
http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1624
 Give us the list of those who designed the curriculum, materials and evaluations along with their credentials as classroom teachers.

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To the editor
Stephen Krashen
Wall Street Journal
2013-11-18
http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1623
Kudos on Steve's letter. Look at what they left out.

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Common Core Children Hate School
Facebook
 Common Core Children Hate School
2013-11-19
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1735
You are invited to add your story to a Facebook site on the topic of Common Core Children Hate School.
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