Saturday, December 7, 2013

Susan Ohanian's Saturday Morning Special



New Cartoon:
Found in a Standards-Struck Classroom
http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=854

This one received so much comment, I'll mention it again.
Teacher Contemplating Common Core
http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=851

You won't want to miss Duncan's recent remarks:

http://susanohanian.org/show_duncan.php?id=1889

http://susanohanian.org/show_duncan.php?id=1888

http://susanohanian.org/show_duncan.php?id=1887

I'm clearing my head tonight with a performance by classical guitarist, Xuefei Yang. I don't know how she did on PISA.

Susan


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Drinking the Technology-Enhanced Kool-aid
Susan Ohanian
blog
2013-12-06
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=636

Quick! Somebody tell PARCC how much highlighters cost.

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Hey, There, Listen Up
Susan Ohanian
blog
2013-12-04
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=635

Is anybody listening?

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It's official: No PARCC field tests for Florida
Jeffrey S. Solochek
Tampa Bay Times
2013-12-02
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=634

The Tampa Bay Times has been a vigorous cheerleader from the Common Core. There have been no editorials yet on this new wrinkle.

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To the editor
Stephen Krashen
San Francisco Chronicle
2013-12-03
http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1626

Yes! We must say it again and again: Poverty. Poverty. Poverty.

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What’s Good For Bill Gates Turns Out To Be Bad For Public Schools
David Morris
Common Dreams
2013-11-30
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1742

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

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The Gates Foundation's Hypocritical Investments
Alex Park and Jaeah Lee
Mother Jones
2013-12-06
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1741

Contrasting what Bill Gates says with where the Foundation invests its money.

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The Googlization of the Far Right: Why is Google Funding Grover Norquist, Heritage Action and ALEC?
Nick Surgey
Center for Media and Democracy: PR Watch
2013-11-27
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1740

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.

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A Teacher Looks a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Sean Black  to John Stossel
letter exchange
2013-12-04
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1739

Sean Black explains why he's refusing Stossel's special offer to educators.
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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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