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July 23, 2013

Is InBloom Enthusiasm Inspired By Gates Grants?

The Gates Foundation has become influential in part due to its willingness to underwrite those who will speak in favor of its agenda.

July 17, 2013

Mr. Gates Goes to College: Has He Learned From His K12 Project?

whether at the K12 level or higher education, schools are facing the same push from Mr. Gates and his allies in business. Schools must serve employers, and must do it more cheaply than ever.

July 12, 2013

Paul Horton's Open Letter to President Obama: Listen to Committed Teachers

Many thousands of us have been fighting this battle for thirty and forty years and we remain relatively poor, isolated from the centers of power where big bucks are easy to acquire.

July 06, 2013

Exit Exams Boost the School to Prison Pipeline

A new study sheds startling light on a strong connection between high school exit exams and rates of incarceration.

July 05, 2013

Can Our Unions Praise Common Core Standards and Defeat High Stakes Tests?

If we embrace the Common Core, and position ourselves as expert implementers, we cannot help but legitimize these standards as a solid set of benchmarks for student performance.

June 29, 2013

The Nine Most Terrifying Words in the English Language: "I'm From Big Business, and I'm Here to Help"

We need to understand the reasons business interests are realigning our schools, and work to preserve the core mission of our public education system.

June 23, 2013

Public Education Suffering from Parasitic Profiteers

Those who seek to profit from public education are parasites draining resources at an unprecedented scale. Parasites are inherently destructive to their hosts.

June 14, 2013

Merrow's Mockery Misses the Mark on Common Core

Common Core standards are not the end of the world. They are, however, an obstacle to the reclaiming of our profession, rather than a vehicle.

June 13, 2013

Bill Gates Discovers Money Cannot Buy Teachers

Sunday's Seattle Times tells us of a strange problem encountered by the richest man in the world. His money is not working its magic

June 01, 2013

Is the Tea Party Right About the Common Core?

Although it may be hard for some education leaders to acknowledge, the substance of the Tea Party's criticism of common-core standards is solid

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