Sunday, April 20, 2014

4-20-14 @ THE CHALK FACE


@DCSDFagen pushing propaganda: “No Shelter” for Professional teachers.
In this video Liz Fagen (Douglas County Schools Superintendent in Colorado) attempts to spew mythology concerning market place tactics for employing and keeping teachers (pay for performance). First let it be known that since 1710, market principles such as merit pay have been tried to motivate and keep teachers. The result was a narrowed curriculum which […]

Spend part of your holiday with us at 6PM EST as we speak to GA parents with a strange #optout story
Here’s the deets. Now listen to the story.

My progressive friends prefer demagoguery over truth on education reform
My progressive friends in the broader media have it frequently wrong on corporate education reform, touting views that are hardly socially just. Instead, they mine their neoliberal connections to peddle the same corporate canards. It is obvious to me that mainstream progressive media are so disinterested in education that their reporting on the issue is […]
My Easter Post
Today is Easter, the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Who claimed to be the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament. George Friedric Handel wrote about Him in the famous musical composition, Messiah, first performed on Easter Sunday in the Musick Hall in Dublin on April 13, 1742. I believe Jesus is the Messiah. On September 13, 1981, […]
All Week 4-19-14 @ THE CHALK FACE
@ THE CHALK FACE : All Week @ THE CHALK FACE Let It Go for the test refusersOriginally posted on An Antique Teacher:I was making my way around the internet and found this, which was billed as a “parody”. I guess in the simplest terms, it is a parody, but sadly as I watched it, I realized that it was a video encouraging students to do their very best on the…by antiqueteacher60 / 1min Two Americas: