Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nite Cap 9-18-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT



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



9-18-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Reprise: Re-Review of Paul Tough's Biggest HitWhen I looking this morning for the publication date of Paul Tough's neo-eugenics manifesto, How Children Succeed . . ., I saw that it is #1 at Amazon in the area of Educational Psychology. I felt the need to re-post this review, which appeared first at Substance News.Paul Tough, KIPP, and the Character Con: A Review of How Children Suc
Surviving Incumbency – redqueeninla
Surviving Incumbency – redqueeninla: Surviving Incumbency In her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, Naomi Klein discerns an irresolvable conflict of diametrically opposed interests. She characterizes capitalism as a driving force that fuels global warming with its inherent economic imperative for “…continuous growth and continuous depletion of resources, including finite
9-18-14 Wait What? - Malloy’s Fundraising Operation – “Offensive but not illegal”
Wait What?: The question IS NOT whether UConn has a major impact on Connecticut’s economyThe question IS NOT whether UConn has a major impact on Connecticut’s economy. An additional issue is whether voters fully understand how UConn spends its public funds.  For example, UConn uses student and public funds to subsidize the school’s big-time athletic programs to the tune of about $19 million a year
The Quick and the Ed » PROFICIENT IN ONE STATE MAY NOT MEAN PROFICIENT IN ANOTHER (NEVER MIND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY)
The Quick and the Ed » PROFICIENT IN ONE STATE MAY NOT MEAN PROFICIENT IN ANOTHER (NEVER MIND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY): PROFICIENT IN ONE STATE MAY NOT MEAN PROFICIENT IN ANOTHER (NEVER MIND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY) As public debate over the use of Common Core standards in U.S. schools gathers steam, parents and policymakers need to know more about current proficiency standards for reading, mathematics, and
The Answer Sheet 9-18-14
Answer Sheet: 19 states still allow corporal punishment in schoolWhile a national debate roils about professional athletes whacking kids, it seems useful to remember that 19 states still allow children to be hit in public school, sometimes to the point of bruising. A federal data analysis found that on average, one child is hit in public school every 30 seconds somewhere in the United […]4 by Vale
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Deasy didn't start L.A.'s school militarization, but he didn't end it either.
Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Deasy didn't start L.A.'s school militarization, but he didn't end it either.: Deasy didn't start L.A.'s school militarization, but he didn't end it either.Fred KlonskyReaders have begun to ask me about LAUSD's acquisition of machine guns, grenade launchers and armored military vehicles and its connection with current embattled Supt. John Deasy. Deasy is already up t
New Video! The View from 3 Feet | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity
New Video! The View from 3 Feet | National Opportunity to Learn Campaign | Education Reform for Equity and Opportunity: New Video! The View from 3 FeetPosted on: Thursday September 18th, 2014What's the View Like From Three Feet?NEW VIDEO: Kids + Video Cameras = Why preschool matters.Ever wondered what the world looks like from a preschooler's point of view? Great news! We've got a new (and totally
‘The Teacher Wars’ Author Talks Race and Gender in American Education - COLORLINES
‘The Teacher Wars’ Author Talks Race and Gender in American Education - COLORLINES: ‘The Teacher Wars’ Author Talks Race and Gender in American EducationPhoto: Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images Newsby Miriam Zoila P√©rezShareThis | Print | CommentWednesday, September 17 2014, 9:45 AM ESTTags: education, education reform, Gender, race39326Journalist Dana Goldstein’s absorbing, ambitious first book,
9-18-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: The bad-old days at LAUSD - LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-lausd-utla-teachers-union-superintendent-dea-20140918-story.html?track=rss The bad-old days at LAUSD At L.A. Unified, tensions are high and crisis is in the air. The relationship between Supt. John Deasy and the school board that oversees him is at what is perhaps an all-time low. Deasy is aga
Strong Mayor? Why? Part 2 — The California Fix
Strong Mayor? Why? Part 2 — The California Fix: Strong Mayor? Why? Part 2September 18, 2014In the last post, I disposed of the claim that switching Sacramento to a strong-mayor system would make city government more efficient. Let’s look now at the oligarchs’ second argument: that strong-mayor cities are more responsive and accountable to voters.Unlike the first, this second argument is at least p
9-18-14 LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD
LA School Report - What's Really Going on Inside LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District): Morning Read: New report says iPad curriculum rarely usedMorning Read: New report says iPad curriculum rarely used New report on L.A. Unified’s iPads reflects problems with curriculum An evaluation of the iPads-for-all project in Los Angeles schools found that only 1 of 245 classrooms surveyed even used t
9-18-14 Curmudgucation - Another Call for a New Conversation
CURMUDGUCATION: Another Call for a New ConversationPatrick Riccards, of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Eduflack blog, has made a fairly reasonable addition to the burgeoning sub-genre of "We reformsters need to get a new conversation started, because we are losing the old one" posts. But this one is interesting."Seeking Collaboration Between Reformers, Edu
Children can’t eat test scores. Why school reform isn’t good enough. - The Washington Post
Children can’t eat test scores. Why school reform isn’t good enough. - The Washington Post: Children can’t eat test scores. Why school reform isn’t good enough.No, it is not "all about the kids." Education reformers are missing the point. To them, the only thing that matters is school quality and performance, and they’re right that those are crucial goals. But they are intermediate ones
9/18/2014 – What’s The Matter With Kansas Education Policy?
9/18/2014 – What’s The Matter With Kansas Education Policy?: 9/18/2014 – What’s The Matter With Kansas Education Policy?September 18, 2014 SubscribeTHIS WEEK: Americans Want Highly-Qualified Teachers … Teachers Find Greener Pastures … Schools Arming Up … High School Rankings Make No Sense … Student College Loan Debt Hits Elderly TooTOP STORYWhat’s The Matter With Kansas Education Policy?By Jeff Br
Charter School Law & Authorizer Practices Need Upgrades & Strengthening to Address Rapid Growth & Expansion (9/17/14) | Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Charter School Law & Authorizer Practices Need Upgrades & Strengthening to Address Rapid Growth & Expansion (9/17/14) | Annenberg Institute for School Reform: Charter School Law & Authorizer Practices Need Upgrades & Strengthening to Address Rapid Growth & Expansion (9/17/14)Tags: AISR NewsPublished on September 17, 2014Printer-friendly version CONTACT:Barbara GrossAISR Pri
9-18-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Student Data Privacy: Where's Your Line?From Marketplace:Meet the most measured, monitored and data-mined students in the history of education.  Your children.How about this district in California, tracking every kid who uses social media.  From Tech Dirt:The Glendale School District in California is facing some backlash from the recent news that it has retained th
The Role of Public Schools in the NFL Scandal
The Role of Public Schools in the NFL Scandal: The Role of Public Schools in the NFL ScandalSEPTEMBER 18, 2014 BY NANCY BAILEY LEAVE A COMMENTThe NFL is in a tight spot right now. They don’t want to lose their talent and the dollars that might come with a championship. But they are in danger of losing their image. Domestic and child abuse are ugly topics, when they surface. They provoke intense em
Why Girls Get Better Grades Than Boys Do - The Atlantic
Why Girls Get Better Grades Than Boys Do - The Atlantic: Why Girls Get Better Grades Than Boys DoNew research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor? As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher grades
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 9-18-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Editorial: THE BAD OLD DAYS AT LAUSD …and 2¢ more or lessBy The LA Times Editorial Board |  http://lat.ms/1suH7jR LAUSD Supt. John Deasy delivers his address at the Superintendent's Annual Administrators Meeting held at Garfield High School. (Los Angeles Times) 18 Sept 2014  ::  At L.A. Unified, tensions are high and crisis is in the air. The relationsh
Cali Education Headlines 9-18-14
Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team | CSIS – California School Information Services: Education HeadlinesRichmond: District criticized for cost to house charter school for one yearWest Contra Costa school board members are taking heat for an April decision to spend $600,000 in voter-approved construction bond funds to place a charter school in a location that will only be available for o
solidaridad: PCL: Legal Rights of Linguistic Minorities
solidaridad: PCL: Legal Rights of Linguistic Minorities: PCL: Legal Rights of Linguistic MinoritiesFirst submitted September 13, 2014 to Peoples College of Law"We therefore live in a period where the prevailing Zeitgeist is at least receptive to the notion that we do not have to be identical ethnically or linguistically." — Dr. Fernand de VarennesIn an era where right-wing millionairesus
Morning Wink 9-18-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-18-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Join The Network for Public Education for Our Historic Event: Public Education Nation!Join The Network for Public Education for Our Historic Event: Public Education Nation!The Network for Public
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-18-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Join The Network for Public Education for Our Historic Event: Public Education Nation!Join The Network for Public Education for Our Historic Event: Public Education Nation!The Network for Public Education will hold a major event on October 11 in New York City called “Public Education Nation.” This is not to be confused with NBC’s a
9-18-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: UFT Caucuses and Loyalty Oaths - How About a UFT Cut-the-Strings, Free-the-Puppets Caucus?Arthur Goldstein has another assault on Unity Caucus at NYC Educator (How About a UFT Cut-the-Strings, Free-the-Puppets Caucus?)Arthur is often focused on the Unity Caucus loyalty oath. I believe this is the wrong terminology. Unity Caucus follows democratic centralism, a staple of the left s
9-18-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Nice Video Animation: “Scottish independence referendum 2014 explained”The citizens of Scotland are voting on whether to be their own independent country. In fact, the voting is taking place as I’m writing these words. I’ve previously shared a nice, short video explaining what’s going on, and here’s another good explanation
9-18-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Principal Troy LaRaviere on Chicago school policy. The public loses out and private corporations profit.Blaine Principal Troy LaRaviere discusses how the scandal around school custodians and Aramark is bigger than rats, roaches and clean classrooms, as if that isn’t enough. He explains how, across the
9-18-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: About the radio showJoin Drs. Shaun Johnson and Tim Slekar LIVE Sundays at 6PM EST and Wednesdays at 7PM EST on Blog Talk Radio for progressive, pro-public education talk radio. Call in to speak live with Tim and Shaun during the show, (805) 727-7111. You can also listen to our Monday "Sunday-Replay" at 7PM EST, and re-broadcasts of the archives every Tuesday and Thursd
9-18-14 the becoming radical | Market Ethics No Ethics at All
the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness (the public and scholarly writing by P. L. Thomas, Furman University): Market Ethics No Ethics at AllIn the wake of this country’s premier professional sports league fumbling several cases of domestic violence by its players, one high-profile player has become the focus of equally disturbing cases of child abuse. While the league and teams
9-18-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: SUNY Chancellor To Promote Business Role In EducationFrom State of Politics:Also at 10 a.m., SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and IBM Foundation president Stanley Litow discuss the role that business should play in education during the Business Council’s conference, The Sagamore, 110 Sagamore Rd., Bolton Landing.Because Bill Gates, Eli Broad, Michael Bloomberg and a host of edu
The White Fit | EduShyster
The White Fit | EduShyster: The White Fit Recruiting more minority teachers is essential—after we drive out all of those who are already teaching…Today’s high-stakes question involves the demographics of our nation’s teaching force. When and where is it appropriate to discuss the urgent need to diversify the nation’s teaching force whilst failing to acknowledge what’s happening to the ranks of min
David Boies helped California gay couples win the right to marry. Now he’s attacking teacher tenure - The Washington Post
David Boies helped California gay couples win the right to marry. Now he’s attacking teacher tenure - The Washington Post: David Boies helped California gay couples win the right to marry. Now he’s attacking teacher tenureDavid Boies is an accomplished civil rights attorney who is probably best known for his Supreme Court cases, in which he has represented Al Gore and Californian gay couples seeki
Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away (Clay Shirky) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away (Clay Shirky) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away (Clay Shirky)Clay Shirky is a professor of media studies at New York University, consultant on the Internet, and writer. He is writing here about teaching his University courses and a recent decision that he made. The pos
NYC Educator: How About a UFT Cut-the-Strings, Free-the-Puppets Caucus?
NYC Educator: How About a UFT Cut-the-Strings, Free-the-Puppets Caucus?: How About a UFT Cut-the-Strings, Free-the-Puppets Caucus?I didn't start out criticizing our Union.  I started out with a sincere concern for the current state of affairs in education and the loss of respect among "reformers" for my profession.  This will always be my bottom line.  I thought my Union would always be
Rethinking A Fall Classic: The Parent-Teacher Conference : NPR Ed : NPR
Rethinking A Fall Classic: The Parent-Teacher Conference : NPR Ed : NPR: Rethinking A Fall Classic: The Parent-Teacher Conferenceby PATRICIA WILLENSSeptember 18, 2014 7:47 AM ET So now that students have settled in to the routine of the school year, yet another fall education ritual looms: the parent-teacher conference.And while there's universal agreement that parent involvement is a good thing,
Newark’s Local School Board Flexes Newfound Fiscal Muscles - NJ Spotlight
Newark’s Local School Board Flexes Newfound Fiscal Muscles - NJ Spotlight: NEWARK’S LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD FLEXES NEWFOUND FISCAL MUSCLESJOHN MOONEY | SEPTEMBER 18, 2014Board wants to sign off on Superintendent Anderson’s contract for outside evaluation teamIliana Melendez, left, a senior at Barringer High School, speaks at press conference with members of the local school advisory board.Two weeks in,
The Feds Bypass the State and Come Directly to Districts Asking Them To Commit To Federal Goals | Missouri Education Watchdog
The Feds Bypass the State and Come Directly to Districts Asking Them To Commit To Federal Goals | Missouri Education Watchdog: The Feds Bypass the State and Come Directly to Districts Asking Them To Commit To Federal GoalsinShareSomeone please sign everyone at the USDoEd up for a refresher course on the constitution. They are really struggling with the concept of the 10th amendment.The latest from
Washington State Supreme Court Holds Legislature In Contempt Over School Funding | janresseger
Washington State Supreme Court Holds Legislature In Contempt Over School Funding | janresseger: Washington State Supreme Court Holds Legislature In Contempt Over School FundingPosted on September 18, 2014 by janressegerToo frequently, even after a state supreme court finds the state’s school funding system unconstitutional, nothing much happens.  My state Ohio is the extreme example.  Three times
Tom Hayden, counterculture icon, invites public to dig into his archives | Al Jazeera America
Tom Hayden, counterculture icon, invites public to dig into his archives | Al Jazeera America: Tom Hayden, counterculture icon, invites public to dig into his archivesCache includes 22,000 pages of FBI files showing government surveillance of him and Jane FondaSeptember 18, 2014 5:00AM ETby Steve Friess   @stevefriessANN ARBOR, Mich. – The man regarded as the intellectual father of the 1960s is op
Shanker Blog » Regular Public And Charter Schools: Is A Different Conversation Possible?
Shanker Blog » Regular Public And Charter Schools: Is A Different Conversation Possible?: Regular Public And Charter Schools: Is A Different Conversation Possible?Posted by Esther Quintero on September 18, 2014Uplifting Leadership, Andrew Hargreaves’ new book with coauthors Alan Boyle and Alma Harris, is based on a seven-year international study, and illustrates how leaders from diverse organizati

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#optout #refusethetest without Fear of Federal Penalty to Your School - UNITED OPT OUT: The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform
#optout #refusethetest without Fear of Federal Penalty to Your School - UNITED OPT OUT: The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform: #optout #refusethetest without Fear of Federal Penalty to Your SchoolBY PEGWITHPEN · SEPTEMBER 17, 2014The following document is courtesy of Fairtest.  A big thank you to Monty Neill, Lisa Guisbond and Bob Schaeffer for their collaboration as we work together to t
Rubber Room is Death Row southbronxschool
http://www.southbronxschool.com: Rubber Room is Death RowThere was a parole, or maybe a commutation, today at the Zerega Ave Rubber Room.As mentioned the other day, Rudy Baylor as reported here on Monday, received a new suit, a bus ticket and a ride to the deep end of the ATR pool courtesy of our friends at the DOE. We all bade him a fond farewell, wished him the best and went back to waiting. And
New report on L.A. Unified's iPads reflects problems with curriculum - LA Times
New report on L.A. Unified's iPads reflects problems with curriculum - LA Times: New report on L.A. Unified's iPads reflects problems with curriculum An  evaluation of the iPads-for-all project in Los Angeles schools found that only 1 of 245 classrooms surveyed even used the costly curriculum. The analysis, conducted by an outside firm, also highlighted other problems, including the pace of the ro
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Disgraced, recalled, homophobic former Education Comm. Chair Paul Scott now a lobbyist for anti-teacher group StudentsFirst | Eclectablog
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solidaridad: Unpacking Charter Schools' Heavy Baggage this week on Politics Or Pedagogy? with John Cromshow
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Nite Cap 9-17-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
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 CAPRacial Justice In Schools Starts With Teacher Cultural Competency, Not “NYPD” T-ShirtsRacial Justice In Schools Starts With Teacher Cultural Competency, Not “NYPD” T-Shirts: Racial Justice In Schools Starts With Teacher Cultural Competency, Not “






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