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News Analysis: Then and Now, a Test That Aims to Neutralize Advantages of the Privileged
The people who first designed the SAT decades ago wanted to identify a new elite based on brains rather than heredity, not necessarily to expand access to college.    
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Save Us From the SAT
The SAT is a mind-numbing, stress-inducing ritual of torture.    
The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul
How the College Board revolutionized the most controversial exam in America.    
Oregon immigrants, allies head to California border supporting undocumented group attempting to cross
The border crossing effort is part of the Bring Them Home project led by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance to unite families separated by deportation.

Principals hear contract pitch that includes major salary reductions
by Kevin McCorry for NewsWorks In the Philadelphia School District, Friday might be an especially bad day to be called to the principal's office. Thursday night, the union representing District principals and other school administrators heard the details of a tentative deal struck between union leadership and the District. If accepted, the deal would cut salaries by as much as 17 percent in additi


The Common Core© Denial of Little Evan Stone
Little Evan Stone from Educators 4 Excellence has a new mouth piece. He is Josh Goodman of the SKDKnickerbocker. Josh wrote a press release with the usual E4E propaganda deriding the New York State legislature from putting the brakes on the Common Core©.communications firm,    CommonCoreE4ESo much wrong with this statement The Crack Team was roiling on the floor laughing that EMS came and carted t


The "Fight" of the Century that Wasn't: What the Promoters Might Have to Do to Pull it Off!
Listening to the NPE Conference  this past weekend I was reminded that a 75-year old Grandma who "kicks butt" (apparently wearing Tony Lama boots for a second time) can make the likes of Michelle Rhee seemingly quake in her boots.  The Ravitch-Rhee debate was scheduled for February 6, 2014 at Lehigh University. Hopes ran high!  To me, it seemed on the scale of the Frazier-Ali fights that


Vergara witness says state laws governing teachers work
Cal-Berkeley professor Jesse Rothstein The battle of the experts continued today in Vergara vs. California as an expert in labor economics and public policy called by the defense provided rationales for keeping in place the state laws governing teachers that are under challenge in the case. Jesse Rothstein, a professor at Cal-Berkeley and a former senior economist on the U.S. Council of Economic A


Video: Bringing Syria’s Civil War Home
I’m adding this video to The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Syria:
Excellent Updated Resources On Ukraine
Here are some excellent new additions to The Best Resources On The Protests (& Crisis) In Ukraine: Ukraine embroiled in East-West divide is an Associated Press interactive. Ukrainian crisis: Situation maps is from The Washington Post. What’s Going On in Ukraine? An Up-to-Date Guide is from ABC News.


Nite Cap 3-6-14 #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 CAPSPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break 3-6-14 #RealEdTalk #edreformBig Education Ape - Mid Day Banana BreakDe Blasio, in Radio Interview, Defends His Position on Charter SchoolsBy Kate Taylor | Originally Published at The New York Times. March 6, 2014 Batt
SPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break 3-6-14 #RealEdTalk #edreform
Big Education Ape - Mid Day Banana BreakDe Blasio, in Radio Interview, Defends His Position on Charter SchoolsBy Kate Taylor | Originally Published at The New York Times. March 6, 2014 Battered in the press over his position on charter schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday took to a friendly news outlet to defend himself and argue that his actions were being distorted. […]by empathy / 58minRat
Community Forum on the CORE Waiver | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education
Community Forum on the CORE Waiver | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education: Community Forum on the CORE WaiverPlease join the Sacramento City Teachers Association, Hmong Innovating Politics, the Black Parallel School Board and the Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education atthe Sierra II Community Center's Curtis Hall (24th St. and 4th Ave.)for a forum on the California Office to R

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James Baldwin said it best: 

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


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SPECIAL Mid Day Banana Break 3-6-14 #RealEdTalk #edreform
Big Education Ape - Mid Day Banana BreakDe Blasio, in Radio Interview, Defends His Position on Charter SchoolsBy Kate Taylor | Originally Published at The New York Times. March 6, 2014 Battered in the press over his position on charter schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday took to a friendly news outlet to defend himself and argue that his actions were being distorted. […]by empathy / 58minRat
Community Forum on the CORE Waiver | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education
Community Forum on the CORE Waiver | The Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education: Community Forum on the CORE WaiverPlease join the Sacramento City Teachers Association, Hmong Innovating Politics, the Black Parallel School Board and the Sacramento Coalition to Save Public Education atthe Sierra II Community Center's Curtis Hall (24th St. and 4th Ave.)for a forum on the California Office to R
New Online Educator Tools - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education)
New Online Educator Tools - Year 2014 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Online Tools for EducatorsSACRAMENTO—Educators across California, from those who work with the state's youngest learners to those in high school classrooms, can use several free online professional development tools created by the California Department of Education (CDE), State Superintend
March 5-6 Hahn Occupation Statement | occupy california
March 5-6 Hahn Occupation Statement | occupy california: March 5-6 Hahn Occupation StatementBy *from indybay:This past week has demonstrated that students and workers have tremendous power. We have shown that we have the capacity to pursue collective action and have our demands met. The threat of a five-day strike by AFSCME prompted the UC to concede to their demands, and on Tuesday, the UAW was l
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 3-6-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: 3 stories+an editorial: THE NEW SAT ...from the same wonderful purveyors of ®eform who brought you the Common Core StandardsGone are the essay, the SAT “vocab words” and a focus on literature and writing. Science remains untested. The College Board President admits that high school grades are a better predictor of college success than standardized test
3-6-14 With A Brooklyn Accent Go BATs All Week
With A Brooklyn Accent: Why People Who Are Disillusioned With BATS Won't Make a Complete Break: Why People Who Are Disillusioned With BATS Won't Make a Complete BreakI have been thinking about why so many people who claim to be completely disillusioned with BATS and it leaders won't make a complete break and remain in the main group, or our state groups, while reserving their most bitter attacks a
Russ on Reading: David Coleman’s Coup d’etat
Russ on Reading: David Coleman’s Coup d’etat: David Coleman’s Coup d’etatWho is the most powerful man in public education?In one of the first critiques of the “new” SAT rolled out by College Board President, David Coleman yesterday, Bob Schaeffer, public education director of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest), a nonprofit group dedicated to ending the misuse of standardize
CURMUDGUCATION: TFA One Step Closer To ... Something
CURMUDGUCATION: TFA One Step Closer To ... Something: TFA One Step Closer To ... SomethingOn March 4, TFA Co-CEOs Matt Kramer and Elisa Villanueva delivered a huge one-two punch of speeches to a huge audience of TFA faithful that signaled the possibility of some significant changes for the 24-year-old organization. Those changes to the TFA program appeared in a context that was somewhat less encou
3-6-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum Week
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Updates on People and OrganizationsA couple of readers asked about some people and organizations that they feel have been perhaps too quiet.First is director Sue Peters.  I'm not sure exactly what people were expecting from Sue but I think she is doing exactly what she should do as a new director.   She's behaving like the new director that she is - i.e. learning r
Insights on Using Assessments Thoughtfully — Whole Child Education
Insights on Using Assessments Thoughtfully — Whole Child Education: THE WHOLE CHILD BLOGInsights on Using Assessments ThoughtfullyMarch 6, 2014 by Klea ScharbergAssessment is about more than numbers. It's about discerning where students are and planning accordingly. The March 2014 issue of Educational Leadership explores the many ways teachers can use assessments to help students learn. Articles i
3-6-14 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: Grieving mom takes on state education commissioner over testing disabled studentsI recently wrote about a bizarre open letter to teachers that Education Commissioner Pam Stewart released that accused people who want a change in standardized testing requirements for severely disabled students of launching a political attack on the department. Stewart’s missive followed testimony b
3-6-14 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: Do we need the SAT?Sent to USA TodayNot mentioned in the discussion of changes in the SAT ("Sharpen those pencils: The SAT test is getting harder," March 6) is the question of whether we need SAT-type examinations. In two different studies, researchers from UC Berkeley, Harvard and Princeton reported that high school grades were a good predictor of college success, and th
3-6-14 Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement": “Most States Lack Opt-Out Policies – But Parents Find A Way”Most States Lack Opt-Out Policies – But Parents Find A Way is a very interesting and useful post by Alexander Russo. The post gives a very good overview of state laws on “opting out” of standardized tests. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Parents “Opting-Out” Of
Innovation Takes Time | Connected Principals
Innovation Takes Time | Connected Principals: Innovation Takes Timeby Travis McNaughton • March 6, 2014 • 0 CommentsI started this school year by participating in Educator’s Innovation Day. The day was dedicated for educators to work individually or in groups on anything they wanted to work on around the theme of improving education. I spent the day working with Jesse McLean around the idea of wan
Common Core Panel Discussion at the NPE Conference, March 2, 2014 on Vimeo
Common Core Panel Discussion at the NPE Conference, March 2, 2014 on Vimeo: Common Core Panel Discussion at the NPE Conference, March 2, 2014from Schoolhouse Live PRO 16 hours ago NOT YET RATEDSince No Child Left Behind, no national program has met more controversy than the Common Core. In this featured panel, educators will discuss the challenges we face with the Common Core. Should we embrace th
Equipping Florida Parents to Expose Jeb Bush’s Florida Education “Miracle” | deutsch29
Equipping Florida Parents to Expose Jeb Bush’s Florida Education “Miracle” | deutsch29: Equipping Florida Parents to Expose Jeb Bush’s Florida Education “Miracle”March 6, 2014The purpose of this post is to provide a brief summary for Florida parents regarding the failure of the spectrum of so-called education “reforms” introduced and advanced by former Governor Jeb Bush (1999 – 2007).I have writte
3-6-14 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): E4E poses questions, 10 candidates for union chief answerEducators 4 Excellence, a teacher advocacy group comprised of members of the Los Angeles teachers union, UTLA, has developed an interactive election guide focusing on the 10 candidates running for UTLA president. The guide poses four questions and p
Education Research Report: Condition of America’s Public School Facilities: 2012-13
Education Research Report: Condition of America’s Public School Facilities: 2012-13: Condition of America’s Public School Facilities: 2012-13Among schools with permanent buildings, the overall condition of about 24 percent of the permanent buildings was considered less than good. “Condition of America’s Public School Facilities: 2012-13,” a First Look report from the Fast Response Survey System (F
Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » If life is a test, the Trib flunks
Parents United for Responsible Education » Blog Archive » If life is a test, the Trib flunks: If life is a test, the Trib flunksToday’s Chicago Tribune editorial claims their “philosophy” is that “Life is a test.”Wow. That explains a lot about the Tribune, doesn’t it?We have a different take on life, and so do a lot of others. For example:Life is one grand sweet song, so start the music. Ronald Re
The Houston Chronicle, also on the TVAAS in Tennessee |
The Houston Chronicle, also on the TVAAS in Tennessee |: The Houston Chronicle, also on the TVAAS in Tennessee The Houston Chronicle also recently published an article on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) and what is happening and still ongoing in Tennessee. This is certainly interesting and worth a read, particularly because the Houston Independent School District is using essen
BULLETIN: Rutgers slams NJ’s lack of contractor oversight | Bob Braun's Ledger
BULLETIN: Rutgers slams NJ’s lack of contractor oversight | Bob Braun's Ledger: BULLETIN: Rutgers slams NJ’s lack of contractor oversightOld Queens: Rutgers UniversityA report by researchers at Rutgers University’s Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations and Department of Public Policy and Administration says the state administration’s “significant neglect” of  reviewing the performan
FCMAT » Cali Education Headlines Thursday, March 6, 2014
FCMAT » Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team: Fensterwald: Former superintendent backs tenure, layoff laws as defense opens in ‘Vergara’ lawsuitEducation HeadlinesThursday, March 6, 2014FCMAT provides links to California K-12 news stories as a service to the industry. However, some stories may not be accessible because of newspapers' subscription policies.Temple City School Board elects
Morning Wink 3-6-14 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTSLISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 3-6-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for allDiane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Wall Street Journal: Cuomo Poll Numbers TumbleThere is little doubt that Andrew Cuomo will be re-elected, given that he has raised $33 million from New York’s financial titans. But the latest Wal
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 3-6-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Wall Street Journal: Cuomo Poll Numbers TumbleThere is little doubt that Andrew Cuomo will be re-elected, given that he has raised $33 million from New York’s financial titans. But the latest Wall Street Journal poll shows that Cuomo’s numbers dropped sharply to their lowest point. Apparently, his claim to be the “lobbyist for stud
3-6-14 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: De Blasio Wasting His Charter Election Mandate - It is Time for He and Tish James to Make a StandCandidate de Blasio promised he’d start charging well-financed charter schools that got rent-free use of space in public schools. He did not like the idea of two different sets of kids getting different educations under the same school roof. One group gets a quasi-private school with n
Live from SXSWEdu: Who’s Khan Academy in bed with now? | Digital
Live from SXSWEdu: Who’s Khan Academy in bed with now? | Digital: Live from SXSWEdu: Who’s Khan Academy in bed with now?The White House, the College Board, Bank of America, and Comcast.What do they have in common? They’ve all announced partnerships with Khan Academy, the nonprofit provider of free educational videos and analytics tools, in the last 12 months.These partnerships combine various aspe
3-6-14 Wait What?
Wait What?: If Malloy won’t stop Pryor’s lies, then Attorney General Jepsen must do the jobConnecticut parents have a right to opt their children out of the standardized tests! Malloy’s Commissioner of Education, Stefan Pryor, knows that is the truth but has chosen a engage in a strategy to mislead and lie to the Connecticut’s parents of public school students. Governor Malloy must immediately put
3-6-14 Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida
Scathing Purple Musings | Color me purple in Florida, red in Washington, dark sky-blue in Israel and public school in Education: How John Kirtley’s Push for Voucher in Florida Benefits John KirtleyMiami Herald reporter Kathleen McGrory has the latest on expansion of  Florida’s voucher program: TALLAHASSEE — Nearly 200 schoolchildren greeted Senate President Don Gaetz last month when he visited a C
3-6-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul”The Story Behind the SAT Overhaul is a very interesting piece in this week’s New York Times Magazine. Here’s an excerpt: Still, Coleman concedes that the redesigned SAT won’t quiet everyone’s complaints, and he doesn’t expect there to be a universal celebration of what they’ve done. You ca
3-6-14 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.: The state union leadership supported Dillard. Throwing good money after bad.In the weeks and days since the IEA, IFT (minus the CTU) and AFSCME endorsed Kirk Dillard for Governor, Bruce Rauner’s lead has increased by 4% according to just released polls. Dillard stands at 14%. Unless there is video tap
3-6-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: @thechalkface | MX2 Media@thechalkface | MX2 Media: MX2 Media is proud to announce the launch of @thechalkface – a new, weekly, one-hour talk show dedicated to education. @thechalkface is the only talk on the radio about education by educators.@the chalkface is known for its commitment to the hard facts with a humorous twist. Hosts Tim Slekar and Shaun Johnsoncover the biggest “r
3-6-14 V.A.M.: Value Added Measure
V.A.M.: Value Added Measure: Warning! Danger! Risk of Educational Brain Damage !by Adam Bergstein / 4h hide  //  saveCharles Dickens' Girl #20 in Hard Times , a.k.a., Sissy JupeLessons Gleaned about Current Educational Reform from Charles Dickens Hard Times opens with the following passage of Mr. Gradagrind: "NOW, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alon
3-6-14 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): SAT Reboot 2016: “Nonsense It All Is”In the often cited scene near the end of Notting Hill when Anna Scott stands in William Thacker’s shabby book store and asks him to love her, few are likely to recall a key point made by Anna. But let’s imagine for a moment that inste
3-6-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Capital NY: Cuomo May Broker Deal Using Teacher Evaluation "Flexibility" For Extra Charter School FundsFrom Eliza Shapiro at Capital NY:Governor Andrew Cuomo offered few specifics when he pledged to "save charter schools" at a massive rally on Tuesday, beyond promising "financial capacity, physical space and the government's support."But as Mayo
3/6/2014 – Standoff Over Testing
3/6/2014 – Standoff Over Testing: 3/6/2014 – Standoff Over TestingMarch 6, 2014 SubscribeTHIS WEEK: Open Education Didn’t Fail … Community Schools Work … Switching Schools Hurts Kids … States Cut Education Despite More Students … Flunking Kids Adds To Discipline WoesTOP STORYOptions In The Standoff Over Test-Based Education PolicyBy Jeff Bryant“What we have is a standoff over testing as the chief
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Big shake-out in the test-prep industry predicted as SAT is revamped
Schooling in the Ownership Society: Big shake-out in the test-prep industry predicted as SAT is revamped: Big shake-out in the test-prep industry predicted as SAT is revampedThe College Board is going to "radically revamp" the SAT — with the goal of putting SAT test prep companies out of business and aligning the test to the Common Core academic standards. But as long as Common Core is c
#CPAC2014 Tweetfest #StopCommonCore Addition | Truth in American Education
#CPAC2014 Tweetfest #StopCommonCore Addition | Truth in American Education: #CPAC2014 Tweetfest #StopCommonCore AdditionFiled in Common Core State Standards by Shane Vander Hart on March 6, 2014 • 0 Comments88Via American Principles in Action’s FightCommonCore.com:Join us TODAY and in coming days to flood CPAC and the political leaders who will be presenting to join the fight against Common Core.
TwitterStorm Bobby Jindal and the CPAC | Crazy Crawfish's Blog
TwitterStorm Bobby Jindal and the CPAC | Crazy Crawfish's Blog: Crazy Crawfish's BlogZesty Louisiana Education PoliticsTwitterStorm Bobby Jindal and the CPACPosted on March 6, 20140LET’S HELP OUT OUR CONSERVATIVE FRIENDS AND STORM THE CPAC!OBVIOUSLY WE WANT TO ADD OUR OWN LITTLE SPIN…. (TIMES ARE IN EASTERN STANDARD SO ONE HOUR EARLIER FOR US CENTRAL TIME FOLKS) This ain’t a right or left thing, i
Former superintendent backs tenure, layoff laws as defense opens in ‘Vergara’ lawsuit | EdSource Today
Former superintendent backs tenure, layoff laws as defense opens in ‘Vergara’ lawsuit | EdSource Today: Former superintendent backs tenure, layoff laws as defense opens in ‘Vergara’ lawsuitMarch 5th, 2014 | 1 Comment | By John FensterwaldCredit: iStockphoto.comA former superintendent of three school districts defended the current laws for granting teachers tenure, dismissing ineffective teachers a
A Tribute to Elliot Eisner, 1933-2014 | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
A Tribute to Elliot Eisner, 1933-2014 | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: A Tribute to Elliot Eisner, 1933-2014Too few policymakers have ever taught in public schools. Even fewer can articulate what it is about teaching young children, youth, and adults that binds teachers and students together and makes the experience of learning memorable, satisfying, and long-lasting. A forme
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Fight Heats Up in New York Over Politically Connected Charter Schools | janresseger: Fight Heats Up in New York Over Politically Connected Charter SchoolsPosted on March 6, 2014 by janressegerI wonder if you have ever been to a hearing at your state capitol when the charter school lobbying armies come to town?  I have, and I must say I found it very intimidating to testify in a room where I was on
TFA’s Response to my Rejection (and of course, my response back!) « inspirEDucation
TFA’s Response to my Rejection (and of course, my response back!) « inspirEDucation: TFA’s Response to my Rejection (and of course, my response back!)So recently, TFA offered me $1000, and I declined the money. My friend from TFA who relayed the offer yesterday responded to my blog post. Below is his reply, and mine, in the full spirit of transparency.Hi Hannah,I hope all is well! I’m reaching out
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NYC Educator: In Which I Am Courted by Big Charter: In Which I Am Courted by Big CharterBy special guest blogger Unimpressed One of the most prominent and praised charter schools recently had a teacher/tutor recruitment fair. At the recruitment fair we were given brochures gushing about the amazing qualities of this amazing charter school. We were reminded that this charter school even had a movie
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