Sunday, November 17, 2013

11-17-13 Perdido Street School

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Some New Yorkers Plan To Keep Children Home For National Common Core Protest Day
Staten Island Live has an interesting article on National Common Core Protest Day:STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As Staten Island parents vent their frustrations about the state's new Common Core Curriculum standards, parents throughout the state are preparing to keep their children home from school on Monday, in what's being labeled as "National Common Core Protest Day."The grassroots movement

Suburbia Is Where Education Reform Comes To Die
There has been a huge backlash come Arne Duncan's way for a speech he gave to a group of state superintendents in which he blamed recent Common Core criticism on white suburban moms who find their child "isn’t as brilliant as they thought."Duncan has faced a storm of criticism on Twitter over the comments, with Carol Burris summing up many of the attacks with her own criticism of Duncan:

Mulgrew's Recess From The Tests Petition Went Into My Junkmail
Found this between the junk mail selling Viagra for 70 cents a pill and a plea from a Hong Kong banker telling me he has $300,000 of my own money he found in a bank account at HSBC:New York's youngest students need teaching and learning, not standardized testing. Sign the Recess from Tests petition » Bloomberg-style "drill-and-kill" standardized test prep has sadly become the norm for ou

11-16-13 Perdido Street School Week
Perdido Street School: Perdido Street School mark as readArne Duncan - One Of The Best And Brightest Of Our GenerationWe need the best & brightest to #teach. Join the @TEACHorg Thunderclap to recruit the next generation— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) November 9, 2013The phrase "Best and Brightest" doesn't mean what Arne Duncan seems to think it means.  In modern us