Curmudgucation Digest (July 19)
Activism, politics, journalism, and pretend journalism—it was a busy week in the edublogosphere.
Yet another journalist gives us a look behind the curtain at a Pearson test-scoring facility. It is not encouraging.
Brown launched her PR/advocacy site this week. Any surprises here?
Exactly whose interests are served by the national unions?
Hey, did you know that standardized test scores might not be the most effective measure of high school quality? Get out of town!
Campbell Brown needs some help tracking down tips on charter school scandals so that she can show how fair and balanced her website is.
AFT has bungled its early endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Here's why they're wrong.
Can we stop using the F word when discussing test results? Doubt it.
This week's amendment-palooza drives home-- again-- that neither major party is a friend of public education.
Some civil rights groups argue to maintain test and punish policies. Here's why they're wrong.
What question separates Democrats from Republicans on education? Unfortunately, only this one.
Never mind the 1%. 5% is the figure that keeps cropping up in education.
In which I take a look at Pennsylvnia's submitted plan for educational equity. Wonktastic. If you survive this, you can read Part 2 as well.
Activism takes many forms, like Jesse Turner, who's wrapping up his 400 mile walk this week.