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September 06, 2013

Paul Horton: The New American Amnesia: Trouble in Gatopia II

Corporate Reform and teaching to the test for exit exams and AP courses have so atomized our national historical narrative that it no longer exists.

September 04, 2013

Education Nation, 2013: Will NBC News Use the Gates Foundation's Facts Again? Or Can We Get a Real Dialogue Going?

If Education Nation is to deliver on its promise of a thoughtful, well-informed dialogue, it should feature both sides of the debate raging over the central issues in education

September 03, 2013

Mr. Van Roekel: Common Core Standards Mean Standardization, Not an End to One-Size-Fits-All

Mr. Van Roekel seems to want us to inhabit some alternative universe where teachers can teach according broad guidelines, and high stakes tests are on hold

August 30, 2013

Lawmakers Begin to Connect the Dots Between Gates and Common Core

This is the first time I have seen legislators calling attention to the blatant conflict of interest inherent in "think tanks" posing as neutral experts on issues like Common Core,

August 26, 2013

Civil Rights Leaders Condemn Privatization of Prisons and Schools

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 15, 2013

John Thompson: Can Education Trust Be Trusted by Teachers?

The Education Trust, like too many school "reformers," believes that output-drive accountability is the answer to educational inequities.

August 13, 2013

Common Core Tests are Not Good for Children or Other Living Things

People who are disenfranchised and deprived of meaningful opportunities must somehow be convinced that their second-class status is THEIR FAULT.

August 11, 2013

Arthur Getzel: Small Lies, Big Lies, and School Statistics

Our focus is completely wrong. These standards are broken and unrepairable. I fear, in the end, it will lead to the dismantling of our system of public education and social stratification in this great nation.

August 09, 2013

From School Grades to Common Core: Debunking the Accountability Scam

We have been bamboozled by fast-talkers who manipulate scores, grading systems and terminology to portray public schools as failures, and their preferred alternatives as superior.

August 02, 2013

Tony Bennett's Day of Reckoning Has Come: Is Corporate Reform Far Behind?

When will the weight of deception bring the corporate reform project crashing down? For some, the day of reckoning has come already.

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