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What the world needs NOW:
In solidarity for ethical teaching and the ability to say 'No!'
Wrong-Headed Common Core Testing
Smarter Balanced assessments pushes 4th graders to write in the 'It was a dark and stormy night' genre.
Parents, Protect Your Children from the Smarter Blanced Test
Consider the terrible test prep that will be inflicted on children to prepare them for this nonsense.
Vermont State Board of Education Statement and Resolution on the Appropriate Use of SBAC Standardized Tests and School Accountability
Vermont State Board of Education
This resolution uncoupling accountability from Smarter Balanced testing passed unanimously.
Organized Confusion: PARCC Hypocrisy, Bullying, and Fear-Mongering in Chicago Public Schools
A Chicago principal stands up to his boss and defends the right of students to opt out of PARCC.
Smarter Balanced Guide for Spying on Students
Smarter Balanced test security instructs schools to follow students on Twitter and Facebook. And more.
Pearson, NJ, spying on social media of students taking PARCC tests
Bob Braun's Leger
Here's evidence of just how much a Big Brother Pearson has become.
Privacy Pitfalls as Education Apps Spread Haphazardly
Natasha Singer with Ohanian Comment
New York Times
Teachers are wildly using so many apps that 'guarding against the potential pitfalls -- data breaches, identity theft, unauthorized student profiling -- is a herculean endeavor.'
To the editor
Stephen Krashen, USC Professor Emeritus
US News & World Report
Excellent, whistle-blowing letter.
Law Schools Face New Rules on Reporting Graduates’ Success
Wall Street Journal
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.
Tisch Must Go -- Bill Cala to State Board of Regents
Bill Cala and Norm Scott
A lifetime education leader asks for ouster of longtime New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch.
Why Walton Has Stopped Funding Milwaukee
Alan J. Borsuk and L.S. Hall
The Walton Family Foundation is pulling out of Milwaukee, 'redirecting' its money mill to places they believe are 'most ripe' for their aims.
When the Market Drives Reporting
A small look at the bias in the Education Week narrative.
Children's Books for the One Per Cent
The New Yorker
Very funny. Very clever. And early childhood reformers aligned with the Common Core won't 'get' it.