Friday, October 14, 2011

Modern School: Are Boys and Girls Really That Different (Part II)?

Modern School: Are Boys and Girls Really That Different (Part II)?:

Are Boys and Girls Really That Different (Part II)?

In honor of the one-year anniversary of Modern School, I'm reposting some of my favorite articles from the past year. The following is a a follow up to the quiz in Are Girls and Boys Really All That Different? which I recommend reading first (reposted yesterday)

Same Upbringing, Different Outcomes?

Kids in Gender Specific Costumes, by
Several friends have told me that boys and girls are inherently different from each other. Their evidence was that their own boys and girls came out so differently despite being raised in the same environment and in the same manner.

Even when the same parents raise two children in the “same” house and in the “same” manner, there are always slight differences in both. The furniture, decorations and toys

SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: A Mole Infiltrates Little Evan Stone And Educators4Excellence

SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: A Mole Infiltrates Little Evan Stone And Educators4Excellence:

A Mole Infiltrates Little Evan Stone And Educators4Excellence

Tonight was interesting. We sent a mole, and infiltrator to drink and eat with Educators4Excellence at their soiree late this afternoon at "How At The Moon" bar on 189th St in the Bronx this evening. Our mole has just finished reporting back to the crack team on how it went and what happened. It was quite fascinating.

As soon as the mole arrived there were just two people representing E4E at the bar. Little Evan Stone and his new outreach director, Brian Erickson. The first thing offered to our mole was an attempt to imbibe him with alcoholic beverages in the form of two tickets for free drinks. Of course, this does make sense, better to be plastered when dealing with bullshit.

Soon enough more people came reported the mole, but they were already card

Daily Kos: The process now begins

Daily Kos: The process now begins:

The process now begins

what process, you ask? Has it something to do with OWA?

Not directly.

The process is figuring out what to do with the rest of my life.

In May I will turn 66. At that age one can work full time while drawing social security and pay no penalty.

I am already eligible for a pension from teaching.

I still enjoy teaching the kids. It is the other crap with which one has to deal that is wearing me down.

I also wonder if I might perhaps be able to contribute more doing something else.

Besides, this year I have no bad classes, and realistically no bad kids. It would be a nice group with which to end my teaching career.

So I have started the process of exploring alternatives.

Let me share a bit beneath the fold.

And if you are not interested or think I'm self indulgent for sharing this with this community, which has been my electronic home for approaching 8 years, perhaps this is not the diary to which you should be paying attention.

Schools Matter: The Real Truth About Testing Costs

Schools Matter: The Real Truth About Testing Costs:

The Real Truth About Testing Costs

Bill Tucker, who heads up the corporate education PR firm, Education Sector, has an op-ed in Ed Week that is being plastered around by the hedge fund crowd while "thought leaders" like Rotherham and Finn work overtime to come up with a good or even sensible answer to the question that American parents, teachers, and children are demanding an answer to: Why Another Generation of Failed and Harmful High Stakes Testing Policies?

The answer that Tucker puts forward leans heavily on a
"2010 study by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, or SCOPE, which is led by the respected professor Linda Darling-Hammond."
At first I took this mean that Darling-Hammond participated in the study, but when I followed the link to SCOPE, I

We The People Have Found Our Voice (Occupy Wall Street) on Vimeo

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We the people have found our voice.
(NYC General Assembly, September 27, 2011)

If it’s our sharing that makes us powerful, why return to normal?
This life is more worth living than the one we left behind.
(Leaflet, Solidarity March with Occupy Wall Street, October 5, 2011)

How do our voices of dissent encounter each other?
Do we really want to merge our raging cacophony into a unified political agenda?
What if the voice of the people is always in a mode of becoming?
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