Curmudgucation Digest (May 31)
Charters, data, oxymorons, writing, Wisconsin suckage, sad cybers, and more kerfluffling in New Jersey.
Do charters have to jump through too many hoops to win authrization? AEI thinks so.
Jersey Jazzman wrote a great post this week about standardized testing, the bell curve, and what it means to education. It was so good I returned to it again to talk about high expectations.
Andrew Rotherman tries to solve the mystery of whither the testing circus. I help him out.
When we talk about standards, we have several ideas in things in mind, and one of them is imaginary.
From Broadway and the NYT, a story that reminds us of the power of a great teacher.
Michael Barber delivers the keynote speech for Oxymoron Day.
Responding to Paul Thomas's thoughts about writing.
Chris Christie abandons the Common Core? Big frickin' deal.
CAP freaks out over Christie defection. In a low-key desultory rote manner.
If high expectations are so great, why do we only apply them to school students?
Governor Tom Wolf wants to end cyber-charters' big money party. They are sad about it.
Wisconsin finds new ways to vie for crown of Worst Education State in the Country.
It's the time of year we get around to crushing third graders.
Frank Bruni tries to defend the USED's continued existence with a tale from an alternate universe.
This week began with Memorial Day, a holiday that is always important in my small town.