Curmudgucation Digest (March 1)
Common Core, truth, lies, belief and political expediency. It's been a very deep week at Curmudgucation.
Reading specialist Russ Walsh takes a look at the readability of the PARCC and SBA tests
When high stakes testing drives schools, the relationship with students is turned upside down.
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
New types of tests means students get to find new ways to game the system.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools tries to dispell some myths. Or disseminate some myths. One of those.
Does being good at school necessarily show excellence?
Tipp City Schools in Ohio is experimenting with merit pay. It's one more example of how off track this initiative can get.
Hechinger Report warns us that under Common Core, teachers might actually try to make their own teaching materials. OMG! What shall we do??
An old CCSS promo video yields yet more insight into the misguided approach to writing favored by standards fans.
Believing in students has become one of the hot button topics of the public education debates.
Campbell Brown is miffed that politicians at CPAC threw Common Core under the bus. She can't really be surprised.