Found in a Standards-Struck Classroom
This one received so much comment, I'll mention it again.
Teacher Contemplating Common Core
You won't want to miss Duncan's recent remarks:
I'm clearing my head tonight with a performance by classical guitarist, Xuefei Yang. I don't know how she did on PISA.
Drinking the Technology-Enhanced Kool-aid
Quick! Somebody tell PARCC how much highlighters cost.
Hey, There, Listen Up
Is anybody listening?
It's official: No PARCC field tests for Florida
Jeffrey S. Solochek
Tampa Bay Times
The Tampa Bay Times has been a vigorous cheerleader from the Common Core. There have been no editorials yet on this new wrinkle.
To the editor
San Francisco Chronicle
Yes! We must say it again and again: Poverty. Poverty. Poverty.
What’s Good For Bill Gates Turns Out To Be Bad For Public Schools
Morris makes an especially important point ignored by the press: To qualify for Obama Race to the Top Grants states had to march in step with Gates policies
The Gates Foundation's Hypocritical Investments
Alex Park and Jaeah Lee
Contrasting what Bill Gates says with where the Foundation invests its money.
The Googlization of the Far Right: Why is Google Funding Grover Norquist, Heritage Action and ALEC?
Center for Media and Democracy: PR Watch
Google, the tech giant supposedly guided by its 'don't be evil' motto, has been funding a growing list of groups advancing the agenda of the Koch brothers.
A Teacher Looks a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Sean Black to John Stossel
Sean Black explains why he's refusing Stossel's special offer to educators.
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