Sunday, April 20, 2014

Susan's Sunday Special

Some good reading for a Sunday morning from Susan Ohanian.

The fact that the announcement I sent out yesterday never arrived is a sign of the site's current troubles. Sometimes it works fine; other times it is very slow loading. Thanks to Eric's hard work, we are moving to a new server. But this takes time and money so please be patient.

I know I could go with one of those free blogs but I cling to the notion that the 'search' possibilities offered in the system Eric has devised are invaluable. This site started in 2002. My intent was to record the outrage. Just call me Madame Defarge. But in addition to the incidents of outrage, this site contains a lot of important research. I happen to think the new research: 'Common Core Timeline with the Feds' is important. It provides evidence of the deception, bribery & coercion practiced by the US Department of Education from the get-go under the Obama/Duncan leadership.

Just be patient when the site is slow to load. We'll get it back to full speed as soon as we can.

Thanks to Stephen Krashen, my words appeared in the New York Times last week. Steve is one of the few people I know who's always willing to credit others.


War on public schools

Common Core n'est pas. . .

The Real Gap

The Working Poor: College Profs

Common Core Timeline with the Feds
Susan Ohanian

Here's what Arne Duncan has said about Common Core over the last few years.

Revising the SAT To Make It Even Worse
 James W Loewen


Van Loewen explains why the proposed changes to the SAT will make it even worse.

To the editor
Stephen Krashen
New York Times

Of course I'm delighted that Stephen Krashen got this letter into the paper--pointing out what the real problem is.

Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate
Alan Schwarzapril, with Ohanian comment
New York Times

There's a new diagnosis on the market to get children in line: sluggish cognitive tempo. The condition is said to be characterized by lethargy, daydreaming and slow mental processing.

Privacy concerns nix New York student-data plan
Associated Press
Wall Street Journal

InBloom, a Gates project, is left without clients.

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