Thursday, December 26, 2013

Darling-Hammond Deplores Failure of No Child Left Behind and Test-and-Punish | janresseger

Darling-Hammond Deplores Failure of No Child Left Behind and Test-and-Punish | janresseger:

Darling-Hammond Deplores Failure of No Child Left Behind and Test-and-Punish


This morning, December 26, Linda Darling-Hammond spoke with Steve Inskseep on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.  You can listen or read the transcript here.
Darling-Hammond is the Stanford University professor who was considered seriously by President Barack Obama back in 2008 to be his Secretary of Education, although Obama eventually went with his Chicago buddy, Arne Duncan.
Here Darling-Hammond looks at the failure—evident after ten years—of President George Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act that set the bar for test score passage so high that, without the waivers now being offered by Arne Duncan’s Department of Education, all schools in the United States would be rated a failure in 2014, the deadline the 2002 law established as the time all children across the United States would be proficient.
According to Darling-Hammond, No Child Left Behind has neither improved school achievement nor closed a

The Educated Reporter: Guest Post: Making Sense of MOOCs

The Educated Reporter: Guest Post: Making Sense of MOOCs:

Guest Post: Making Sense of MOOCs




With the year winding down, higher education journalists and pundits are wondering whether 2013 will be remembered as a tipping point for MOOCs - massive open online courses. Earlier this month a new study from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education found MOOCS had "relatively few active users," with "few persisting to course's end." At the same time, a federal advisory council is urging regulators to be patient during these relatively early days of development for the platform, and allowing some breathing room for the experiment to continue. In light of these developments, it seemed like a good time to revisit a session from EWA's National Seminar, held at Stanford University in May. Today's guest blogger is Gwendolyn Glenn of WYPR Public Radio in Baltimore. Stream any session from National Seminar in your browser, or subscribe via RSS or iTunes. For more on higher education, visit EWA's Story Starters online resource. 

The number of students enrolled in MOOCS, massive open online courses that are offered free, has increased dramatically over the past year. At EWA’s National Seminar, Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, a leading MOOC provider, said enrollment in their classes jumped from 700,000 in February 2013 to more than 3.4 million students in May.

Only a third of MOOC takers are in the United States, according to Koller, with 

Some Governors and Common Core: “Hot Friends Cooling” | deutsch29

Some Governors and Common Core: “Hot Friends Cooling” | deutsch29:

Some Governors and Common Core: “Hot Friends Cooling”

December 26, 2013



Hoping to advance your own political career? Better be quiet about Common Core.
Amazing how a number of formerly outspoken, pro-CCSS governors have strategically opted for silence (or some other form of distance) regarding the now-highly-charged CCSS.
New York: Andrew Cuomo
It seems, for example, that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has become somewhat of “a hot friend cooling” on the issue:
North Country Public Radio reported last week that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has appeared to remove himself from the controversial Common Core.
“In recent days, Cuomo seems to have cooled from his initial endorsement of the rapid transition to the adoption of the national education standards,” wrote Karen DeWitt.
Asked by a reporter about the Common Core standards, Cuomo removed himself from the discontent that has generated boisterous meetings with state education officials, parents, and teachers.
In Staten Island, Cuomo referred to the implementation of the new standards as “problematic,” and, in Lake Placid, acknowledged, “It’s been very controversial. It’s very controversial here in the state.”
Cuomo’s comments differed from those of just a month ago, when he focused more on how the change to a new system can be hard.
Arkansas: Mike Huckabee
Outspoken support for CCSS is no longer fashionable for those wishing to advance their own political careers– quite the litmus test for a governor’s true allegiance. 

Why School Reform Advocates Aren’t So Businesslike After All | TIME.com

Why School Reform Advocates Aren’t So Businesslike After All | TIME.com:

Why School Reform Advocates Aren’t So Businesslike After All

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In her book Curriculum Mapping, education consultant Kathy Glass invokes Peter Drucker—and his deep knowledge of the corporate world—to help explain why schoolteachers need quantifiable goals and standards.
“Drucker . . . states in his book The Practice of Management, ‘Setting objectives enables a business to get where it should be going rather than be the plaything of weather, winds and accidents,’” Glass writes. “In teaching,” she adds, “standards help to set objectives as they provide teachers with a target to shoot for and allow for measurement. One cannot manage or teach effectively what one does not measure.”
On some level, this is undoubtedly true, which is why I’ve previously advocated more accountability in K-12 education through the use of performance measures. But what if most schools, in a bid to be more businesslike, are measuring things in a very different way than Drucker would prescribe?
I’ve become convinced that this is precisely what’s happening—with harmful consequences for teachers and students alike—since I’ve started reading a remarkable blog called Gatsby in L.A.
Written by my close friend Ellie Herman, the blog chronicles her yearlong journey into a series of Los Angeles area classrooms, as she endeavors to discover what makes a great teacher. (The name is a nod to the fact that most students read The Great Gatsby in 11th grade English, where Herman is hanging out.)
Herman, who in a past life was a successful television writer and then spent five years teaching drama, creative writing and English at a charter high school in South L.A., intentionally seeks out exemplary educators in all sorts of settings—schools with very poor kids, rich kids and those in between. And in every case, the educators she


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Growing Up Jewish in Texas: Christmas | Diane Ravitch

Growing Up Jewish in Texas: Christmas | Diane Ravitch:

Growing Up Jewish in Texas: Christmas

Posted: 12/25/2013 1:15 pm

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas.
I am third of eight children.
My parents were both Jewish, as am I.
Yet every year we celebrated Christmas.
Is this puzzling? It wasn't at all puzzling to me and my siblings.
Every Christmas, the family bought a Christmas tree, and we all joined in decorating it with lights, ornaments, and tinsel.
Every Christmas morning, we woke up like a noisy tribe about 5 a.m. and rushed to discover that we all had presents under the tree.
Why did our Jewish family celebrate Christmas?
To begin with, my parents had been born into observant Jewish families. My father was born in Savannah, Georgia, where he was the youngest of nine children and the only boy. He was spoiled rotten, left high school without graduating, and tried (but failed) to make it in vaudeville as a hoofer and comedian. My mother was born in Bessarabia and came to America at the end of World War I as a nine-year-old girl with her mother and little sister. They traveled on a ship (the "Savoie") loaded with returning American soldiers, then made their way to Houston to meet my grandfather, who was a tailor and had come to America before the war broke out.
What my parents wanted most was to be seen as "real Americans." My mother was especially zealous about wanting to speak perfect English (she arrived speaking only Yiddish). She was very proud that she earned a high school diploma from the Houston 

#4 on Your Hit Parade: War on Public Education, the Battle Against Teachers | Reclaim Reform

#4 on Your Hit Parade: War on Public Education, the Battle Against Teachers | Reclaim Reform:

#4 on Your Hit Parade: War on Public Education, the Battle Against Teachers

AlterNet and ThinkProgress have looked back over the year and chosen nine societal abuses that are incredibly important yet generally ignored by major media. The #4 spot tells of the “Hit” against active and retired teachers along with many other public employees.

9 Incredibly Important Things That Happened In 2013 That Most People Aren’t Talking About

by Judd Legum
Here are the top issues of the year that failed to get the coverage they deserved.
Hit Parade
4. Thousands of people who worked their entire lives had their pensions stolen.
In Illinois and Michigan, thousands of working Americans had their promised pensions stolen from them, despite guarantees in their states’ constitutions that protected their benefits. Those impacted include “retirees who worked their careers as sanitation engineers and teachers, firefighters and police officers, public defenders and city clerks” — many of whom will now be thrown into poverty. As these two Midwest states appear to be getting away with it, many other localities may follow suit.
The message from the Education Industrial Complex is simple: We will crush you now and at every age.
As massive numbers of superb qualified teachers leave teaching, the connection to the #5 Hit is suggestive for the middle-aged (40-55) and the elderly.
5. More people died in America from suicide than car accidents.While suicide is frequently associated with teenagers and the elderly, the growth has been 

12-26-13 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.:







We need a fair income tax in Illinois.
  Ken Griffin, hedge fund manager and head of Citadel LLC, is Illinois’ richest person and is worth $4.4 billion. He pays the same state income tax rate as an associate at Walmart. Want to know why Illinois is broke? Maybe that’s why Representative Elaine Nekritz, Illinois’ leading pension bomber responded to me on Al Jazeera’s The Stream, by saying, “I have always made it my goal not to place bl
2013 pension quotes.
  “We will sell our shoes.” IRTA’s Gary Elmen. “The bill kicks ordinary working people — secretaries, clerks, teachers and the like — in the teeth. Much of the bill’s $160 billion in savings comes from reducing the cost-of-living increases to their pensions and pushing back their retirement age.” – Chicago Sun-Times “Today, we have won. The people of Illinois have won. This landmark legislation i
12-25-13 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.: Ten minute drawing. The NekGrinch stole Christmas.4 by Fred Klonsky / 38min 12-24-13 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.: Happy holidays.by Fred

12-26-13 Ed Notes Online

Ed Notes Online:




Walcott Public Schedule - To Hand Honorary Diploma to 100 year old
Come on Norm he's just trying to improve the graduation numbers.... Jane M from Change the StakesAnd so it comes to this -- but not the worst way to end it – Unless Walcott closes the nursing home on the way out or opens a charter nursing home next door so Rose Shimony's other birthday present could behaving a choice of nursing homes.MEDIA ADVISORYFor Planning Purposes OnlyDecember 26, 2013PUBLIC
Will de Blasio's DOE rescue Adult Education from Superintendent Rose-marie Mills?
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Schools Matter on union leader duplicity - or how many sides of your mouth can you speak out of at the same time?
As a follow up to our Newark post the other day (Randi, Cami and Newark: Anyone for a Quisling Refe...) and after some flame wars with Randi and Leo on twitter today (which I hope to follow up on) here is a piece from Schools Matter worth checking out.On December 10 Randi Weingarten flew into Newark with her gold-plated bullhorn to protest the entirely predicted outcome to a teacher contract that


Farina Delay: Charter lobby, ed deformers and UFT and allies working behind the scenes?
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12-25-13 Ed Notes Online
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Nite Cap 12-26-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #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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Morning Wink 12-26-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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SKrashen: A Fundamental Principle: No Unnecessary Testing
SKrashen: A Fundamental Principle: No Unnecessary Testing (NUT): A Fundamental Principle: No Unnecessary Testing (NUT)A Fundamental Principle: No Unnecessary Testing (NUT) Stephen Krashen(An earlier version of this paper was published in The Colorado Communicator vol 32,1. Page 7, 2008)Summary: Do not invest billions on new standards and tests. Instead, work on improving the NAEP to get a picture
How We Define Racism, and Why |
How We Define Racism, and Why |: How We Define Racism, and WhyDecember 25, 2013 in StudentsA little while ago Suey Park was getting slammed on Twitter by folks who took issue with her definition of racism, and I decided to say a few words on the subject. My mentions immediately blew up, and folks started asking for a Storify, so here’s a home-grown, cut-and-pasted version. It’s lightly edited, and
5 Ideas To Bring Parents Into The Learning Process | Connected Principals
5 Ideas To Bring Parents Into The Learning Process | Connected Principals: 5 Ideas To Bring Parents Into The Learning Processby George Couros • December 26, 2013 • 0 Comments]cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Spiro Bolos“The role of parents in the education of their children cannot be overestimated.” ~UnknownWhen you ask parents from any country in the world, what they ask their childre
Nite Cap 12-25-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #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 CAPMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Christmas QuotablesMike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Christmas Quotables: Christmas QuotablesChristmas in WashingtonJonathan Merritt in The Atlantic: "If he were taking the red-eye flight from San Francisco to New


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