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July 22, 2014

John Thompson: Oklahoma's Chief for Change Barresi in Trouble With Voters

My experience this week helps explain why I believe we must take more time to celebrate our victories. If we can win in Oklahoma, victory is achievable anywhere and everywhere.

July 05, 2014

Charter School Networks and Shady Political Dealings: The Camden, N. J. Story

Last week, while many of us were busy making plans for the summer, something much more sinister was happening in the halls of the State Capital in Trenton, N. J..

June 29, 2014

Protesters to Gates Foundation: "Divest from Corporate Education Reform"

Bill Gates has it exactly upside down. The innovators are the classroom teachers. The innovators are the students. The innovators are the people working in the schools creating new things every day.

June 24, 2014

Michelle Gunderson: Teacher Union Conventions to Debate Common Core

This summer educators around the country will congregate in the political workings of our unions at the AFT and NEA conventions. This is no small business.

June 21, 2014

Is a High Stakes Moratorium Worth Embracing?

As a thought experiment, what would it look like if the Gates Foundation truly was attending to the research and evidence that is showing how damaging the new Common Core tests and high stakes accountability systems are?

June 20, 2014

John Thompson: Time for a Truce in the Battle Over Education?

I believe we must fight competition-driven, test-driven reform with all our power, but we must also be willing to offer and/or accept an olive branch.

June 09, 2014

Paul Thomas: The Problem Isn't Just Common Core, but the Entire Reform Agenda

A call for national standards is a political veneer, a tragic waste of time and energy that would be better spent addressing real needs in the lives of children

May 23, 2014

Oregon Teachers' Union Supports Opting Out, Calls for Congressional Hearings on Testing

Today we have the fourth report this month contributed by teacher union activists, who have followed democratic processes in their unions to engage in active resistance to high stakes testing.

May 22, 2014

Massachusetts Teachers Association Takes On High Stakes Tests, School Takeovers

Activist rank-and-file movements are ramping up teachers unions' fight for justice, reason, and community solidarity by passing resolutions and winning offices across the country.

May 19, 2014

Connecticut Teachers Push Back on Common Core, Endorse Call for Congressional Hearings

I had hoped to make a difference as I wanted the CEA to take a firm stand against the misguided and ill-conceived Common Core standards and its implementation efforts throughout the State.

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