Sunday, October 6, 2013

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James Baldwin said it best: 

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


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Schooling in the Ownership Society: Testing the real estate market
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Testing the real estate market: Testing the real estate marketCurrent testing policies which rank schools on the basis of student test scores, contribute to a two-tier school system, including the racial re-segregation of schools, housing, and a widening of the gap between rich a poor. All these factors come together in a real estate market where home buyers pay
NYC Public School Parents: Why I won't be watching Education Nation this year
NYC Public School Parents: Why I won't be watching Education Nation this year: Why I won't be watching Education Nation this yearIn 2010, the first  year of Education Nation, NBC used the occasion to hype the propaganda film "Waiting for Superman" and  told prominent critics there was "no space" for them to speak on panels (Yong Zhao) or refused to make accommodations to enable
A Reality Check on What Teachers Face Each Day Education Nation’s Teacher Town Hall #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
MHP: Those Who Can Teach: Education Nation’s Teacher Town Hall.Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Visit NBCNews.com for breaking ne
Matt Damon is a fan of Diane Ravitch - Names - The Boston Globe
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Short Notes: Started From The Border, Now We're Here - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
Short Notes: Started From The Border, Now We're Here - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: Short Notes: Started From The Border, Now We’re Hereby JOSE VILSON on OCTOBER 6, 2013in SHORT NOTESFive Things We Wouldn’t Mind The Government Shutting DownA few notes:Please note: Because of my new book coming out in Spring of 2014, I’ve reduced my posting to three times a week: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday
Some Advice for My Critics | Diane Ravitch
Some Advice for My Critics | Diane Ravitch: Some Advice for My CriticsI have been more than thrilled by the response to my new book. Today it is #10 on theNew York Times best seller list, next week it will be #15. My guess is that as more educators and parents read it, they will recommend it to others. I hope they will form study groups to discuss the issues it raises. My hope was to provide indis
NYC Educator: On Observation
NYC Educator: On Observation: On ObservationReformy John King decreed that NYC teachers must be observed 4 to 6 times annually. Neither the DOE nor the UFT wanted that many observations, but Reformy John taught one year in public school, so he therefore knows better than anyone what is needed. In our school, APs have up to 40 teachers in a department, which means they could easily have to do 200 o
A teacher’s troubling account of giving a 106-question standardized test to 11 year olds
A teacher’s troubling account of giving a 106-question standardized test to 11 year olds: A teacher’s troubling account of giving a 106-question standardized test to 11 year oldsBy Valerie Strauss, Published: October 6 at 1:30 pmE-mail the writer0CommentsMoreHere’s a detailed account from a teacher about the troubling experience she had giving her middle-school class of 11-year-old students a stan
State school board may not meet Nov. school grading deadine : Elections
State school board may not meet Nov. school grading deadine : Elections: State school board may not meet Nov. school grading deadine12 hours ago  •  By Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078Related DocumentsGrew/Sheldrake report on Tony Bennett school grades scandalRelated LinksAccountability System Review Panel meeting minutes and reportsINDIANAPOLIS | Personality and political conflicts o
NBC’s “Education Nation” to include Jesse Hagopian on MAP test boycott–Live on Sun, Oct. 6, 12:00-2:00 PM ET - I AM AN EDUCATOR
I AM AN EDUCATOR | Jesse Hagopian's Lesson Plan for Liberation: NBC’s “Education Nation” to include Jesse Hagopian on MAP test boycott–Live on Sun, Oct. 6, 12:00-2:00 PM ETBy I AM AN EDUCATOR on October 4, 2013 | 1 CommentGarfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian will speak about the MAP test boycott on the live national broadcast of MSNBC’s Education Nation “Teacher Town Hall,” at 12:00 – 2:00
10-6-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Overcoming RhetoricI've somewhat wondered where the "society" publication is for American Eugenicists.  They must have a club or association of some kind.  It seems all professionals do--birds of a feather and such.This country in particular has striven to plan its future on a very grand scale.  What better way than through forced education (for the good of the citizen) t
Paying Economists by Hair Color? Thoughts on Masters Degrees & Teacher Compensation | School Finance 101
Paying Economists by Hair Color? Thoughts on Masters Degrees & Teacher Compensation | School Finance 101: Paying Economists by Hair Color? Thoughts on Masters Degrees & Teacher CompensationPosted on October 6, 20130       1 VotesIn previous posts, I’ve conveyed my distaste for the oft obsessively narrow thinking of the traditional labor economist when engaged in education policy research.
Let stockholdersfirst manage your children's education! - STOCKHOLDERSFIRST
Home Page: STOCKHOLDERSFIRST                         666 CORPORATE PARK DRIVE  HERNDON, VA 20171Education: too precious to be managed by teachers!Let stockholdersfirst manage your children's education!Please click for our Youtube page.Your love of education can get you a seat as you wait for the closing bell!Friend us on Reddit! Our three Rs are Rally, Revenue, and Rate of Return. There's no Risk
Two People Who Need a Talking To This Monday | WeArePCAPS
Two People Who Need a Talking To This Monday | WeArePCAPS: Two People Who Need a Talking To This MondayPosted on October 6, 2013Who is driving this Train Wreck?by wearepcapsLast Thursday we unwelcomed Tom Corbett when he rode into Drexel to dedicate a new school of business. His office put out a media advisory that he’s coming to join Urban Outfitters this Monday to unveil a new project at the Nav
Stand for Children Stands for the Rich and the Powerful… | Seattle Education
Stand for Children Stands for the Rich and the Powerful… | Seattle Education: Stand for Children Stands for the Rich and the Powerful……who want to break the backs of the teachers’ unions.Many of us have said that before, now you can see and hear it for yourselves.This video was taken at the Aspen Ideas Festival which is heavily funded by Bill Gates. Stand For Children’s Co-Founder Jonah Edelman ex
10-6-13 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Sunday reads.Bill Moyers talks about the Chicago Workers Cooperative – organizing workers to bring down the barriers. Latest polls. Because of the government shutdown, the Republicans would lose the House if the election were held today. I saw The Trials of Muhammad Ali last night. See it when it come
Morning Wink 10-6-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSTODAY10-6-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFLLarry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t” – OctoberI have a huge backlog of resources that I’ve been planning to post about in this blog but, just because of time constraints, have
10-6-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t” – OctoberI have a huge backlog of resources that I’ve been planning to post about in this blog but, just because of time constraints, have not gotten around to doing. Instead of letting that backlog grow bigger, I regularly grab a few and list them here with a minim
10-6-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: A case study of how sound bites don’t always reflect reality…Governor Malloy calls on Federal Government to pay unemployment benefits for Sikorsky shutdown adding its “unacceptable that Connecticut taxpayers be made to pay for the failures of Republicans in Washington.” It is unacceptable for Connecticut taxpayers to be paying for the failure of Republicans in Washington, but the Sikor
Wireless EdTech Conference 2013 Overview -- Wireless Ed Tech
2013 Conference Overview -- Wireless Ed Tech: Leveraging Mobile and Wireless to Transform Teaching and LearningWireless EdTech Conference 2013Date: October 7- 9, 2013Location: Fairmont Hotel, ChicagoWireless EdTech is the premier conference to focus on major issues in research, practice and policy that must be resolved to realize the full potential of mobile broadband for learning.Participation in
House Of Cards - Corporate Deform in America - Trailer by BATA
House of Cards is a series of short videos created to bring to the forefront the key players in the corporate reform movement. Each week a new player will be featured along with information concerning their words and actions that have been aimed at the destruction of our public schools. Video created by Terri Michal. No copyright infringement intended. For informational purposes only.SUPPORT YOUR
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 10-6-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: And Now, About My CriticsI have been more than thrilled by the response to my new book. Today it is #10 on the New York Times best seller list, next week it will be #15. My guess is that as more educators and parents read it, they will recommend it to others. I hope they will form study groups to discuss the issues it raises. My ho
10-6-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Garfield UpdatesThe Garfield High School Associated Student Body does not condone harassment, abuse, intimidation, humiliation, violence, or bullying of any kind. We support and encourage inter-class unity by continuing to provide and promote safe and school-appropriate events. Any student who needs help or assistance should contact an ASB officer, counselor, teach
Ed Notes Online
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10-6-13 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Science Teacher Complains Common Core Turns Him Into Literacy Teacher, But He Still Supports The CCSSA common complain with the Common Core - no matter what subject a teacher teaches, he/she must become an ELA teacher and teach informational texts:At the beginning of the school year, I start off my class with a quote. In my best orator voice, I exclaim, “We need to teach our
10-6-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: U.S. Needs Moratorium on (Privileged) White Men Pontificating on Race, Class, Gender | the becoming radicalU.S. Needs Moratorium on (Privileged) White Men Pontificating on Race, Class, Gender | the becoming radical.by plthomasedd / 46min All Week 10-4-13 @ THE CHALK FACE@ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTER: All Week @ THE CHALK FACE Live show from DougCo Colorado today, 4PM ESTT
With A Brooklyn Accent: When Coercion and Intimidation Dictate Education Policy-Democracy Withers
With A Brooklyn Accent: When Coercion and Intimidation Dictate Education Policy-Democracy Withers: When Coercion and Intimidation Dictate Education Policy-Democracy WithersOPT-OUT/REFUSAL GUIDES FOR EACH STATEOpt-Out/Refusal Guides for each State | United Opt Out National: The rapid growth of the Opt-Out movement, and the accompanying growth of mass resistance to high stakes testing, has revealed
American Exceptionalism, According to Oliver Stone | toteachornototeach
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Junk isn't only for mail.8 Types of posting #ConnectedEducators should avoid #CE13
Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Junk isn't only for mail.8 Types of posting #ConnectedEducators should avoid #CE13: Junk isn't only for mail.8 Types of posting #ConnectedEducators should avoid #CE13Editor's note:  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has named October as Connected Educator Month. The U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative seeks to celebrate and enc
Students Last: The Haunted School
Students Last: The Haunted School: The Haunted SchoolThe Michelle Rhee room proves scaryfor both children and adultsNew York City - Outside of P.S. 129 in the Bronx is a sign written in chalk on an old blackboard that invites children and adults to "Brave the haunted halls of education reform....if you dare." But if you plan on accepting the chilling invitation to enter, be prepared to w
LA, iPads, Reinhold Niebuhr, and School reform | The IDEA Blog
LA, iPads, Reinhold Niebuhr, and School reform | The IDEA Blog: LA, iPads, Reinhold Niebuhr, and School reformby Scott Nine in Blog4h mark as read  //  saveGlobal Sharing not Global Competition - A Storyby Dana Bennis in Blog4h IDEA 3.0 Top Ten Countdown - Place-Based Organizing & One National Teamby Shawn Strader in Blog4h Week of Action on School Pushoutby Dana Bennis in Blog4h 
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Pa. school test results woefully incomplete - Philly.com: Pa. school test results woefully incompleteBy Susan Snyder, Martha Woodall, and Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff WritersPOSTED: October 05, 2013Pennsylvania's Department of Education released a massive new system Friday for evaluating public schools, but its own performance on how it executed that release was viewed as lackluster by some local
Help Us Expose the Privatizers and Profiteers Selling out Our Democracy OutsourcingAmericaEXPOSED.org
Portal:Outsourcing America Exposed - SourceWatch: Help Us Expose the Privatizers and ProfiteersSelling out Our DemocracyOutsourcingAmericaEXPOSED.orgPortal:Outsourcing America ExposedThe Outsourcing America Exposed PortalFind the privatizers and profiteers atOutsourcingAmericaExposed.org.When Wall Street collapsed the economy in 2008, one company eager to buy public assets from cash-strapped gover
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Power philanthropy undermines democracy
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Power philanthropy undermines democracy: Power philanthropy undermines democracyJoann Barkan has an excellent piece, "Plutocrats at Work: How Big Philanthropy Undermines Democracy", in the Fall Issue of Dissent.She Writes:Because they are mostly free to do what they want, mega-foundations threaten democratic governance and civil society (defined as the
U.S. Needs Moratorium on (Privileged) White Men Pontificating on Race, Class, Gender | the becoming radical
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Engines of Change: Millennial ‘Precariat’ as Social Dynamite - Online University of the Left
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Nite Cap 10-5-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2 #Cheats4Change
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 CAPTODAYThe Network For Public Education | The Network for Public Education endorses Suzie Abajian for North Pasadena School BoardThe Network For Public Education | The Network for Public Education endorses Suzie Abajian for North Pasadena School Bo





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