Friday, November 22, 2013

Open Letters To ‘B-List’ Reformers I Know. Part 1: Joel Rose | Gary Rubinstein's Blog

Open Letters To ‘B-List’ Reformers I Know. Part 1: Joel Rose | Gary Rubinstein's Blog:

Open Letters To ‘B-List’ Reformers I Know. Part 1: Joel Rose

After two days of pursuit, I finally found him.  I had never visited anyone in jail before – had never known anyone in jail before.  Most of the people that waited on the visitor’s line with me appeared to be family.  Many were children.  The children didn’t seem to grasp where they were.  Maybe they were just used to it.  They played with each other so enthusiastically that their mothers demanded that they settle down.  This was a happy place, this prison.
On line with the families, I seemed out of place.  As a young Jewish man in khakis and a button-down shirt, I looked like I must be a lawyer, which I was, though not the lawyer of the person I was visiting.  An obvious rookie at this, I hadn’t even filled out the visit request slip properly.  I then nearly found myself in the holding room when I set off the metal detector, accidentally attempting to smuggle in my cell phone.
Finally permitted onto the elevator, I ascended to the fourth floor.  The glass holding cage in the center of the visiting room was similar to ones I had seen in the movies except that instead of using telephones, prisoners and visitors communicated through a small tin grating that they both talked and listened through, making for awkward conversation as each person had to constantly alternate between having his ear or mouth pressed against the opening.
An attractive woman in pink exchanged sweet nothings with her boyfriend.  Another woman visited her man in the neighboring position.  “Have you seen your other girlfriend?” she asked, as he clenched his lips and shook his head.  Some visits were more fun than others.
As I waited for him to enter the glass-enclosed room, I braced myself for the shock of seeing him, so different, after seven years.  The last time I saw Victor Medez was at his fifth grade graduation.  He was my student – one of seventy-five students I taught in my three years as a public school teacher in Houston.  Part of the reason I was at the jail that day was to fulfill a promise.
My first year as a teacher, I made a lot of promises to my fifth grade class.  I promised to teach them fractions.  I promised to take them on a field trip to the IMAX.  I promised to keep the class under control.  After hundreds of broken promises like these, I could understand why the kids would be skeptical when, at the end of the year, I promised to see each of them again in seven years at, I presumed, their high school graduation.
During my tenure in Houston from 1992 to 1995, The Houston Chronicle continually reminded me that the students I taught, inner city students, were, statistically speaking, not expected to succeed.  When I taught my class elementary statistics and probability, I included a lesson on how numbers can be manipulated to misrepresent data.  The numbers that condemned my class, I assumed, was a stirring example of this distortion through a statistical, and political lens.  The newspapers predicted that my kids would not graduate.  I predicted that they would.  By keeping the promise I had made seven years earlier, I would find out, first-hand, who was right.
–Opening to “Going Back” (unpublished) by Gary Rubinstein and Joel Rose (2000)
A year ago I wrote a series of eight letters I called ‘Open Letters To Reformers I know’ which got a lot of attention, though just two responses.  Nowadays I’m hearing a lot about how the disagreeing ‘sides’ in the ed reform debate need to be communicate more.  Maybe I will get more responses from some of those big names in education reform who I’ve known, some of them well, some of them just a little.  There is a second ‘tier’ of reformers however and though they will probably see the ‘B-List’ as some kind of insult, I think it’s way better to be an ‘B-List’ reformer than an ‘A-List’ one.
Joel Rose is the co-CEO of New Classrooms, and education ‘non-profit’ that designs and consults on how to use technology to personalize math learning.  Formerly called ‘School of One’ when Rose created it as an employee of the NYC DOE, the new program is called ‘Teach to 

11-22-13 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University)

the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University):







A Moment In Ncte History – Ncte Annual Convention Boston, 2013
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Harvey Weinstein Lobbies Students to see 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' - Speakeasy - WSJ

Harvey Weinstein Lobbies Students to see 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' - Speakeasy - WSJ:

Harvey Weinstein Lobbies Students to see ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’


Harvey Weinstein, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, and Los Angeles students at a screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
 
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Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer famous for wooing Oscar voters, on Thursday faced a more discerning crowd: high school students.
There were more than 300 of them from across Los Angeles, and they’d just watched his new movie, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” starring Idris Elba as the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader.
Turns out Harvey Weinstein the teacher is a bit like Harvey Weinstein the Hollywood kingpin: blunt, sensitive and a relentless campaigner.
“Did you like the movie?” he said, and the crowd cheered.
“Is Idris Elba the sexiest man of the year next year?” he said to more scattered applause.
The school day screening was the latest stop in Mr. Weinstein’s “Mandela” road show. The movie was shown at the White House earlier this month, and hosted on Wednesday at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. by Hillary ClintonColin Powell and Sen. John McCain. Two Republicans and a Democrat on stage together – clearly the movie is bringing people together, Mr. Weinstein joked later at his company’s holiday party.
But on Thursday afternoon, the focus was on Mr. Weinstein’s push for “Mandela” in schools. In partnership with the American Federation of Teachers, Weinstein Co. is 

California switches testing plans, but may still risk losing $3.5 billion in federal funds - San Jose Mercury News

California switches testing plans, but may still risk losing $3.5 billion in federal funds - San Jose Mercury News:

California switches testing plans, but may still risk losing $3.5 billion in federal funds

Not Just White Women, NOW,
He is Dissin' the entire STATE Of
CALIFORNIA
Dude, STOP, Please 
POSTED:   11/22/2013 11:29:29 AM PST | UPDATED:   ABOUT 3 HOURS AGO


California, threatened with the loss of $3.5 billion in federal funds for suspending high-stakes testing next spring, has tweaked its exam plan.
But it's not certain that the change, which was not cleared first with U.S. officials, will ease the threat to take away funds.
Under the switch, next spring most public school students will test-drive a new generation of standardized tests in both English and math. Initially, the state planned to test students in one subject or the other.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, center, answers students' questions during a tour of Emerson Elementary in Albuquerque, N.M., on Sept. 9, 2013. Duncan's back-to-school bus tour also includes stops in Texas, Arizona and California. (Susan Montoya Bryan / AP)
Federal law requires states to annually test students in English and math and publish results. The state still doesn't plan to release results, and it doesn't plan to give any student a comprehensive sample test. 

JFK is dead. Illinois Democrats are killing public education, active and retired teacher pensions, and more. | Reclaim Reform

JFK is dead. Illinois Democrats are killing public education, active and retired teacher pensions, and more. | Reclaim Reform:

JFK is dead. Illinois Democrats are killing public education, active and retired teacher pensions, and more.

JFK is dead. Illinois Democrats are killing public education, active and retired teacher pensions, and more.
I wept when John F. Kennedy was killed.
This is NOT an homage to a sainted icon. It is a comparison of what the general public and the Democratic Party supported as education then versus what the party actually does today.
President Kennedy devoted much of his public life to the service of public education – respect for children, parents, teachers and public schools. Political opposition to his efforts and even his own all too human flaws did not stop him in his pursuit of true public education. He did the right things to support quality education for all. You could probably make a list of your own supporting this with what you experienced, witnessed or studied about during his time as President.
JFK and his childrenJohn F. Kennedy said:
*A child miseducated is a child lost.
*Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.
*For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal.
Today, I weep for children, parents and the active & retired teachers who are being neglected and abused by Democrats and Republicans at a state and national level.
644217_469586819776408_1231327938_n2013 – The bluest of blue states with a super-majority of Democrats is killing public education by closing public schools while funding for-profit charters with tax money, hurting active and retired teachers by robbing them of their pensions, inflicting state mandated high stakes testing that abuses children with its uselessness and daily pressures, and cuts education fund

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Join me and Roxanna Elden on Tuesday for a live Spreecast! | Gary Rubinstein's Blog

Join me and Roxanna Elden on Tuesday for a live Spreecast! | Gary Rubinstein's Blog:

Join me and Roxanna Elden on Tuesday for a live Spreecast!

A few times a year I host a live internet ‘talk show’ which is a lot of fun.  Most of the old shows were erased by a server crash, but the two I did over the summer episode 5 and episode 6are still archived if you want to get a sense of what the show is like.
Coming up this Tuesday, I’m thrilled to have as my guest Roxanna Elden who is a superstar teacher, keynote speaker, and author of one of the best books about teaching ever written, “See Me After Class”
At 9:30 PM EST on Tuesday November 26th at http://sprc.st/s10ZG.  You can watch, type questions, chat, and even, if you want, come on camera yourself.  All are welcome, even ‘reformers.’
Also, if you want to RSVP or leave any comments or questions, feel free to Join me and Roxanna Elden on Tuesday for a live Spreecast! | Gary Rubinstein's Blog:

Nominee to lead D.C. education agency gets mixed reviews - The Washington Post

Nominee to lead D.C. education agency gets mixed reviews - The Washington Post:

Nominee to lead D.C. education agency gets mixed reviews



Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s nominee for state superintendent of education received both praise and pointed criticism at a confirmation hearing Friday before a D.C. Council committee.
Jesus Aguirre has served since October as the District’s acting state superintendent of education, overseeing an agency that funnels millions of federal dollars to schools, runs buses for students with disabilities and crafts policies that affect both traditional public schools and public charter schools.
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J.C. Hayward supporters call for her return to WUSA

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New push to limit out-of-state students in Virginia colleges

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Steep competition for spots at Virginia’s top colleges prompts local call for a cap on nonresidents.
Now he is seeking to make the role permanent.
Several members of the public testified in support of Aguirre’s confirmation, arguing that he showed himself to be an able administrator as director of the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation since 2009.
Aguirre managed — against all odds — to open pools and recreation centers on time, said Mary Terrell, a retired D.C. Superior Court judge.
“Every summer this becomes the battle of the ages, and there were many who said it could not be done,” Terrell said. “But he got it done … and I think he would bring that same can-do attitude to his work at OSSE.”
But Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), who oversaw the parks department during Aguirre’s tenure, 

Dumbing Down America: The Decline of Education in the US as Seen From Down Under

Dumbing Down America: The Decline of Education in the US as Seen From Down Under:

Dumbing Down America: The Decline of Education in the US as Seen From Down Under

Friday, 22 November 2013 09:25By Niall McLarenTruthout | Op-Ed
    "[The aim of public education is not] to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence. . . . Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim . . . is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States. . . . " - Henry Mencken, The American Mercury, April 1924.
"If the right-wing billionaires and apostles of corporate power have their way, public schools will become 'dead zones of the imagination,' reduced to anti-public spaces that wage an assault on critical thinking, civic literacy and historical memory." - Henry Giroux, 2013.
"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose," you may say, except it wouldn't do you much good, as very few Americans would understand you.
The United States consistently spends far more money per school age student than any other country in the world, something like $11,800 per child compared with $4,000-$5,000 in comparable countries. Excluding the huge sums spent on the 10 percent of children who go to private schools, the United States spends something like $8,000 of public money per child per year. Yet, in 2012, the United States was 27th on the list of world rankings for school educational achievement, well below Cuba, below even Mexico and Brazil. Social critics regularly blast American public 

Nite Cap 11-22-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2


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


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