Casey: Could it be that if we focused on the actual standards, the extravagant claims that are made against the common core would be impossible to sustain?
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October 23, 2014
October 21, 2014
Meier: Teaching "to" a prefabricated curriculum ... and thus also to the test that comes along with it cannot lead to the kind of feistiness that a good school should be an exemplar of.
October 16, 2014
Casey: In my judgment, the [common-core] standards have the potential to do some real good.
June 03, 2014
Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making "gifts" to resource-starved school systems.
May 06, 2014
Klonsky: How bad is it out there? Who are the forces in the field? How weak or strong are they and we?
April 22, 2014
Klonsky: How did we let this dynamic movement of educators and community activists morph into a top-down, corporate-style web of privately operated charter schools?
April 03, 2014
Meier: We apparently have settled for closing the test-score gaps between the poor and rich on at least math and reading tests.
March 13, 2014
Meier: Let's keep improving on democracy rather than testing.
March 11, 2014
Pondiscio: Fair-minded readers might applaud the mindset that asks not simply, "What does this test measure?" but also, "What kind of classroom practice does this test encourage?"
March 04, 2014
Pondiscio: If education has an outdated view of business, the business world can be equally clueless about education.