Sunday, June 8, 2014

6-8-14 Jersey Jazzman Why Is Bill Gates Making $#!+ Up? Chartery Snake Oil: Tennessee Grade

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Why Is Bill Gates Making $#!+ Up?
Bill Gates gave a rather prickly interview last March that apparently has only been released this weekend. Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post questioned an increasingly defensive Gates about his patronage of the development of the Common Core State Standards.I'll leave it to others to dissect the particulars of Gates' answers about the CCSS and instead address a small but still, to my mind, ver

Chartery Snake Oil: Tennessee Grade
You know what really bugs me these days? Especially in the world of education "reform"?Smugness.I'm not talking about pride. Pride is great (to a point). Everyone who works at a school should be proud of their students, their staff, their leaders. If you talk up the good things happening at your school -- charter or public -- that's fine with me.And I'm not talking about confidence. Hey,

6-7-14 Jersey Jazzman NJ Ed News Round-up Jammin' All Week
Jersey Jazzman:Jersey Jazzman Jammin' All WeekSo Why Didn't the Police Ever Investigate Michelle Rhee?Remember the "amusing" story of how Michelle Rhee, in her first year of teaching in Baltimore, taped her students' mouths shut? How she tried to find the "humor" in making her second graders bleed? Remember when Alex Russo told us, when he heard about the story: "I'm not s