Tuesday, September 2, 2014

9-2-14 Schools Matter

Schools Matter:

Education Post: CorpEd's New Propaganda Sheet
Brought to you by Broad, Bloomberg, the Waltons, and an unnamed oligarch, the world's biggest edu-losers have hit upon a solution to prop up their self-serving and dysfunctional house of cards.From WaPo: By Lyndsey Layton September 1  Spend any time on Twitter or in the blogosphere and the national debate about public education quickly resembles a schoolyard brawl, complete with taunts, name-c

Weingarten Now Blames Membership for Supporting Her Tyranical Promotion of Common Core
In another cowardly move to avoid more public ridicule, Randi now blames her own manufactured delegate manipulation at the Los Angeles convention for her undying support of the Gates Core.

Testing Hysteria Lite, by Marc Tucker
If you were to believe the spin in the New York Times the other day, you would think that Marc Tucker, who has long been Hillary Clinton's main man on education issues, had decided that high stakes testing was a thing of the past: "Tucker would not abolish tests, but he would have fewer of them. And they would have a different purpose." I downloaded Joe Nocera's new Tucker bible, Fixing

9-1-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Durham Schools Cutting Ties with Teach for AmericaA day to celebrate!  From the Herald-Sun:Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:51 PM Gregory Childress DURHAM —The Durham school district will honor its current contract with Teach For America, but the national teacher training program’s future with Durham Public Schools is up in the air. The school board voted 6-1 last week to honor its commitment to