It's been three years and 111 posts. It's time to say goodbye to the K-12 Contrarian.
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August 11, 2017
December 02, 2016
I'll say it: creating more opportunities for choice without making any attempt to establish a baseline of quality is not just irresponsible, it's unconscionable. Yet it looks like exactly what we're about to do. Buckle your seatbelts, folks.
March 07, 2016
Here comes another video complaining about the "scary" way kids are doing math these days. Somebody really ought to start collecting these things for posterity.
February 26, 2016
One of our local schools made the paper recently for not doing enough to raise the test scores of its students. Whether that's true or not is an open question.
January 23, 2016
Is it possible to have high standards without using standardized tests to assess them?
January 12, 2016
Last week I offered a few thoughts on how the Republican candidates for president feel about the common core. This week it's the Democrats' turn to go under the microscope.
January 08, 2016
Most people aren't one-issue voters, but if you care about education it might help to know where the major presidential candidates stand on the issue. Here's a guide for the voter interested in the common core. The Republicans are up first.
January 04, 2016
It may be a new year, but we have at least one problem that followed us home from last year: presidential candidates speaking nonsense about education.
November 23, 2015
Massachusetts has announced that it will no longer participate in the PARCC assessments associated with Common Core. This seems like good news, but I'm not so sure it is.
October 12, 2015
Is anybody else tired of the politics of division and wedge issues? Tired of the curriculum wars? Me too. Let's end this thing.