Sunday, July 28, 2013

Nite Cap 7-28-13 #BATsACT #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2


James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."


A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAP



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Choosing Democracy: Closing Schools, Faulting Teachers in Sacramento
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Conservative Christian group blames falling SAT scores on lack of school prayer | The Raw Story
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The Apollo Group and its for-profit University of Phoenix is bilking teacher pension funds, taxpayers and students for hundreds of millions of dollars | DailyCensored.com - Breaking Censored News, World, Independent, Liberal News
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Seattle Schools Community Forum: From the Washington State PTA
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Missouri Education Watchdog: Alabama Home Schooled and Private Schooled Students Don't Want to Live in This Village of Government Regulations
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Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » NCLB Twitter Chat
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Outing Bloggers and Correcting Misconceptions | PWC Education Reform Blog
Outing Bloggers and Correcting Misconceptions | PWC Education Reform Blog: Outing Bloggers and Correcting MisconceptionsJuly 28, 2013 — pwceducationreform In recent months / years Prince William County has seen a number of local citizen activists create blogs to inform or inflame the public on issues affecting our county government.  Folks like The Sheriff and The Derecho have joinedVirginia Virt
The Intricate Plot That Is Common Core | deutsch29
The Intricate Plot That Is Common Core | deutsch29: The Intricate Plot That Is Common CoreJuly 28, 2013If anyone tells you that Common Core (CCSS) is a “state-led” effort, “developed by teachers,” that person is either misinformed or attempting to deceive you.Mona McDermott of United Opt Out has mapped the organizations behind CCSS. She presents discussion of their interwoven involvements in this
Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education | Randi Weingarten
Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education | Randi Weingarten: Reclaiming the Promise of Public EducationPosted: 07/28/2013 11:40 am The idea that teachers have the summer off is something of a myth. I recently spent a few days with several thousand teachers -- not at the beach, but at TEACH, the AFT's largest gathering of educators focused on their professional practice and growth. Teachers spent
Jersey Jazzman: More "Teachers Get Summers Off" Nonsense
Jersey Jazzman: More "Teachers Get Summers Off" Nonsense: More "Teachers Get Summers Off" NonsenseIt's one of my favorite reformy memes: "Teachers get summers off!" Today's version comes to us via Matt Yglesias:There are few more cherished nostrums in American life than the importance of equal opportunities. Unfortunately, one of them is the importance of summer vacation. It's a cheap way of doing
7-28-13 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.
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SUMMER 2013, part one | Bill Ayers
SUMMER 2013, part one | Bill Ayers: SUMMER 2013, part oneUntil the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, is as important as the killing of white men, white mothers’ sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.** Ella Baker 1). Summer, 2013I felt the double blow to my gut before my head could reasonably catch up: the 1965 Voting Rights Act—a crowning achievement of the classica
Short Notes: Intersectionality of Race and Gender via Questlove - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
Short Notes: Intersectionality of Race and Gender via Questlove - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: Short Notes: Intersectionality of Race and Gender via Questloveby JOSE VILSON on JULY 28, 2013Questlove, of the RootsA few notes:This graphic is what I try to tell people about teachers. We work all summer, just not necessarily with kids. [Upworthy]I didn’t have the heart to read this before, but Q
TEACHER ENSLAVEMENT BEGINS, AND N. CAROLINA LEADS THE WAY | Teachers Fight Back
TEACHER ENSLAVEMENT BEGINS, AND N. CAROLINA LEADS THE WAY | Teachers Fight Back: TEACHER ENSLAVEMENT BEGINS, AND N. CAROLINA LEADS THE WAYleave a comment »Corporate Ed Reform Success? Let the enslavement of teachers begin, and where better to start then in N. Carolina ?  North Carolina governor Pat McCrory, a Republican, signed a budget bill Friday that eliminated teacher tenure, did away with aut
Seabring News Sun: “Somewhere along the way, standardized testing became downright irrational” | Scathing Purple Musings
Seabring News Sun: “Somewhere along the way, standardized testing became downright irrational” | Scathing Purple Musings: Seabring News Sun: “Somewhere along the way, standardized testing became downright irrational”Posted on July 28, 2013by Bob Sikes      Rate ThisThe editors of the News Sun blame Tallahassee:After improvement in 2012, this year’s school grades are a major disappointment. The ent
The secretive corporate outfit behind ‘Stand Your Ground’ | The Great Debate
The secretive corporate outfit behind ‘Stand Your Ground’ | The Great Debate: The secretive corporate outfit behind ‘Stand Your Ground’By Joanne Doroshow APRIL 13, 2012 Email PrintinShareALEC | LOBBYING | TRAYVON MARTINFor many years, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been a particularly influential organization that has promoted the agenda of corporate America and the political
Why the racist history of the charter school movement is never discussed
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Morning Wink 7-28-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #edreform #EDCHAT #P2
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Perdido Street School: State, City Data Prove Charter Schools Serve Fewer High Needs Students
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The Rise and Fall of Kevin Johnson
The Rise and Fall of Kevin Johnson: The Rise And Fall Of Kevin Johnson By George E. CurryNNPA Editor-in-ChiefNEWS ANALYSISWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Kevin Johnson, the former All-Star point guard for the Phoenix Suns, was in a zone. A year ago, the California native was re-elected to a second term as mayor of Sacramento, his hometown. In 2014, he is scheduled to assume the presidency of the U.S. Confere
School reform begs for economic diversity - City & Region - The Buffalo News
School reform begs for economic diversity - City & Region - The Buffalo News: School reform begs for economic diversityBy Donn Esmonde | News Senior Metro Columnist | Google+on July 27, 2013 - 4:59 PMinShareI wish John King and his cohorts would just come clean.State Education officials are smart people. They know that, no matter what programs they force-feed to Buffalo schools stuffed with po
Opinion: N.J. education chief 'is driving a stake through the heart of public education by his maniacal insistence on perpetual testing' | NJ.com
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 7-28-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Children or Lab Mice?A teacher in Broward County writes: “I am tired of hearing about data. We teach CHILDREN, every time I hear about the data, I feel like they think we are training lab mice,”by dianerav / 19minHow “Reformers” Are Lowering Standards for EducatorsA reader sent the following commentary on reformers’ efforts to lowe
Wait, What? - Working to educate, persuade and mobilize through "perceptive and acerbic" observations about Connecticut Government and Politics
Wait, What? - Working to educate, persuade and mobilize through "perceptive and acerbic" observations about Connecticut Government and Politics: The Power of Truth: A CT Post Editorial observes …“Board ignoring responsibilities”OUTLAW?Bridgeport’s faux superintendent of schools, Paul Vallas, and Board of Education Chairman Kenneth Moales Jr. are two of the leading characters in the charade that ha
Early high school graduation programs gain traction | toteachornototeach
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Critics question billion-dollar tutoring program - Education - The Sacramento Bee
Critics question billion-dollar tutoring program - Education - The Sacramento Bee: Critics question billion-dollar tutoring programBy Melody Gutierrezmgutierrez@sacbee.comPublished: Sunday, Jul. 28, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 1ACommunity college student Ernesto Fajardo was looking for a seasonal job two years ago when a friend told him about an opening at a federally subsidized tutoring company.After
Debate looms over how to spend money for high-needs students - LA Daily News
Debate looms over how to spend money for high-needs students - LA Daily News: Debate looms over how to spend money for high-needs studentsBy Barbara Jonesbarbara.jones@dailynews.com@LADNschools on TwitterPosted:   07/27/2013 11:33:35 PM PDTUpdated:   07/27/2013 11:43:43 PM PDT CALIFORNIA EDUCATION SPENDING: 49th in the nation: Main story | Los Angeles | Long Beach | South BayAs school districts st

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Perdido Street School: Why Gates, Buffett and So Many Other "Philanthropic Givers" Are Part Of The Problem
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Nite Cap 7-27-13 #BATsACT #thankateacher #EDCHAT #P2
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPTODAYDiane in the Evening 7-27-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Are Teachers to Blame for Achievement Gap Between Black and White Students?Joy Resmovits,




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