Monday, May 5, 2014

5-5-14 @ The Chalk Face


Diana Ravitch’s Grand Synthesis Explains the Collapse of Test-Driven School Reform
This spring, once again, Diane Ravitch nailed the spirit of our education age. Addressing the Network for Public Education (NPE) conference, Ravitch came with an uplifting message. Corporate reform has failed. A new era of school improvement is dawning. Many of its leaders come from today’s youth. They are the new “Greatest Generation.” Today’s young […]

Consumed by the Digital Divide
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  Come and bring your families, your friends, and your colleagues to NYC on May 17th to show the world how we are    from corporate “reformers”.
Guest Post: Joining Forces for Education report back from the CSUN Parents’ Forum
By Ellen Lubic, Director, Joining Forces for Education Recently, the CSUN Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and the Los Angeles Education Partnership, presented a public meeting titled Seeking an Authentic Voice: The Role of Parents and Communities in School Change in L.A. The professor in charge, Dr. Susan Auerbach, had sent me a personal invitation […]


The 2008 Common Core Sales Job: Part Two
In 2008, the National Governors Association (NGA), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and Achieve, Inc., released a report, Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring U.S. Students Receive a World-class Education. The report promotes a now all-too-familiar spectrum of so-called “reforms,” including establishing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), CCSS-aligned curriculum and assessment
5-4-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Celebrities, Thank You, But…Celebrities, Thank You, But…. via Celebrities, Thank You, But….by plthomasedd / 6min  All Week 5-3-14 @ THE CHALK FACE@ THE CHALK FACE : All Week @ THE CHALK FACE Incompetent Pearson “Wins” PARCC Contract. Big Surprise.In his six-minute videoed speech on the necessity of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), billionaire Bill Gates patiently explains