Curmudgucation Digest (October 12)
Here's what was going on over at Curmudgication last week.
I'm not sure what Marshall Tuck's long term goal could possibly be, but hey, look, celebrities!
An inservice about Depth of Knowledge turns out to be not very deep in the knowledge department.
A Techcrunch writer thinks maybe yes. Of course, he also thinks South Korea treats teachers well, so it's possible he doesn't know what he's talking about.
In some regions, charters are shifting from "We can educate children for less than public schools" straight to "Give us the same chunk of money that public schools get."
Blogger Sarah Blaine calls Pearson on yet another test mistake. Why do piddly little answer key mistakes matter?
SAT results are flat. Wait-- didn't education reform fix that?! Well, at least College Board marketing reports still get treated like legitimate news.
Responding to Andy Smarick's remarks regarding the importance of social capital in the overall schools and neighborhoods picture.
Reports show that some districts are responding to the "teacher shortage" with borderline human trafficking. What they don't understand about how the free market works.
My US Dept. of Ed email includes a quote from the2014 Iowa teacher of the year. It's a really bad metaphor for standards.
Only five percent of anything is real and true and worthwhile. If only we could agree on which five percent...
Time magazine thinks the paperless classroom is imminent. I think Time magazine might be smoking something.
Spinning off a Brain Pickings post, I consider how taking an unplaned and uncontrolled leap is part of creativity and life, and therefore, education.
I also did my part to plug the Network for Public Education's Public Education Nation event. But that took place yesterday. Hope you didn't miss it!