Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ed Notes Online: State Ed Dept, in Cahoots with Pearson, Forces Field Tests Under Threats

Ed Notes Online: State Ed Dept, in Cahoots with Pearson, Forces Field Tests Under Threats:


State Ed Dept, in Cahoots with Pearson, Forces Field Tests Under Threats

I saw an SED memo last week stating that the field tests were mandatory. This is the first time I have ever seen anything like this from SED. As a former superintendent I always refused to administer field tests and got away with it (albeit with much SED resistance). While they may not have any authority to mandate the tests, they indeed are sending the message to districts that they indeed must administer them and students must take them  ... William Cala has left a new comment on your post "Fred Smith Explains Field Tests"

Bill Cala was Superintendent of Fairport NY public schools and an interim Supt of Rochester preceding, JC Brizard who after ruining those schools was hired by Rahm Emanuel to ruin Chicago schools.

Nation of Change: The Real Terrorists are the Corporate Execs Who’ve Bought the Regulators

Call me a social justice unionist, but I believe we should be using the powers of our unions to expose the corporate thieves. But then again people like Leo Casey, in his justification for AFT/UFT Vichydom, denies there is even a corporate agenda for ed deform (Is There A “Corporate Education Reform” Movement?).  But let's leave that one for another time.


Nation of Change:
http://www.nationofchange.org/real-terrorists-are-corporate-execs-who-ve-bought-regulators-1366467845

The Real Terrorists are the Corporate Execs Who’ve Bought the Regulators


The way I see it, we had two acts of terrorism in the US this week. The first took place at the end of the historic Boston Marathon, when two bombs went off near the finish line, killing three and seriously injuring dozens of runners and spectators. The second happened a couple days later in the town of West, Texas, where a fertilizer plant blew up, incinerating or otherwise killing at least 15, and injuring at least 150 people, and probably more as 

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