The fiasco begins with a grand idea, planned with a bold vision. People set their sights on a goal beyond any they have ever achieved before.
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November 19, 2013
November 17, 2013
There is a deeper principle at stake here. Standards developed in secret without the active participation of K12 educators, parents, students and experts from the start are not acceptable or legitimate.
November 16, 2013
The Common Core has been presented as a paradigmatic shift beyond the test-and-punish policies of NCLB. However, we are seeing the mechanisms for testing, ranking, rewarding and punishing simply refined, and made even more consequential for students, teachers and schools.
October 28, 2013
I managed to calm down only when I began to recall that virtually none of what he said was true: graduation rates are at an all time high,
October 16, 2013
Decisions that were made without democratic input are not legitimate. Officials implementing these policies should be challenged in public at every opportunity.
October 01, 2013
Arne Duncan spoke publicly of Diane Ravitch in an interview in 2011, where he said: "Diane Ravitch is in denial and she is insulting all of the hardworking teachers, principals and students all across the country
September 20, 2013
how can educators attempt to comply with distractions like the RttT and still find the time and money necessary to implement more promising reforms?
September 19, 2013
Secretary Duncan, you have a successful career. Would you be willing to take the Common Core Tests as they become available and share your score?
August 26, 2013
Despite research showing that closing public schools does not improve test scores or graduation rates, the federal agenda has incentivized the privatization of schools with primary fall out on low-income communities of color.
August 20, 2013
I have actively sought to get responses from the administration. Why then would I feel disturbed to find out they are "monitoring" people like Diane Ravitch - and perhaps myself?