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August 18, 2013

Prisons, Post Offices and Public Schools: Some Things Should Not Be For Profit

When our schools are run for profit, there are disastrous consequences for both students and teachers. Teachers are "managed" through the "outcomes" their students produce

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.

July 26, 2013

Paul Horton: Troubles Ahead for Gatopia?

there is a new domestic cold war that pits public and private education against each other and seeks to turn human beings into computers

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 09, 2013

John Thompson Reviews Jal Mehta's "The Allure of Order"

The Allure of Order describes the latest technocratic reform as another effort to turn the clock back to the mentality of the Model T assembly line.

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