Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Susan Ohanian's Mid-Week Musings

Damn. Now I have to stay awake another hour reading all this great stuff from Susan.

Hit the links.

 What the world needs NOW:

a)
http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=1001

b)
http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=1000

In solidarity for ethical teaching and the ability to say 'No!'

Susan

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Wrong-Headed Common Core Testing
Susan Ohanian
blog
2015-03-18
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=796

Smarter Balanced assessments pushes 4th graders to write in the 'It was a dark and stormy night' genre.

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Parents, Protect Your Children from the Smarter Blanced Test
Susan Ohanian
blog
2015-03-18
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=794

Consider the terrible test prep that will be inflicted on children to prepare them for this nonsense.

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Vermont State Board of Education Statement and Resolution on the Appropriate Use of SBAC Standardized Tests and School Accountability
Resolution
Vermont State Board of Education
2015-03-17
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=793

This resolution uncoupling accountability from Smarter Balanced testing passed unanimously.


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Organized Confusion: PARCC Hypocrisy, Bullying, and Fear-Mongering in Chicago Public Schools
Troy LaRaviere
blog
2015-03-15
http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=791
A Chicago principal stands up to his boss and defends the right of students to opt out of PARCC.

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Smarter Balanced Guide for Spying on Students
Susan Ohanian
blog
2015-03-14
http://susanohanian.org/data.php?id=585
Smarter Balanced test security instructs schools to follow students on Twitter and Facebook. And more.

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Pearson, NJ, spying on social media of students taking PARCC tests
Bob Braun
Bob Braun's Leger
2015-03-13
http://susanohanian.org/data.php?id=584
Here's evidence of just how much a Big Brother Pearson has become.

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Privacy Pitfalls as Education Apps Spread Haphazardly
Natasha Singer with Ohanian Comment
New York Times
2015-03-12
http://susanohanian.org/data.php?id=583
Teachers are wildly using so many apps that 'guarding against the potential pitfalls -- data breaches, identity theft, unauthorized student profiling -- is a herculean endeavor.'

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To the editor
Stephen Krashen, USC Professor Emeritus
US News & World Report
2015-03-12
http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1752
Excellent, whistle-blowing letter.

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Law Schools Face New Rules on Reporting Graduates’ Success
Jacob Gershman
Wall Street Journal
2015-03-18
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1936
Law schools face scrutiny for their practice of funding jobs for graduates, a move that can boost their position in the U.S. News rankings.

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Tisch Must Go -- Bill Cala to State Board of Regents
Bill Cala and Norm Scott
EdNotes Online
2015-03-16
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1935
A lifetime education leader asks for ouster of longtime New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch.

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Why Walton Has Stopped Funding  Milwaukee
Alan J. Borsuk and  L.S. Hall
MilwaukeeInside Philanthropy
2015-03-13
http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1934
The Walton Family Foundation is pulling out of Milwaukee, 'redirecting' its money mill to places they believe are 'most ripe' for their aims.

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When the Market Drives Reporting
Susan Ohanian
blog
2014-03-17
http://susanohanian.org/show_research.php?id=569
A small look at the bias in the Education Week narrative.

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Children's Books for the One Per Cent
Eric Schulmiller
The New Yorker
2015-03-11
http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_news.php?id=921
Very funny. Very clever. And early childhood reformers aligned with the Common Core won't 'get' it.

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