When our schools are run for profit, there are disastrous consequences for both students and teachers. Teachers are "managed" through the "outcomes" their students produce
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August 18, 2013
August 12, 2013
The Federal government has carved away any state role in administering these programs, and this has been done deliberately as a way to cut side deals with districts in states like California
August 11, 2013
Our focus is completely wrong. These standards are broken and unrepairable. I fear, in the end, it will lead to the dismantling of our system of public education and social stratification in this great nation.
August 09, 2013
We have been bamboozled by fast-talkers who manipulate scores, grading systems and terminology to portray public schools as failures, and their preferred alternatives as superior.
July 26, 2013
there is a new domestic cold war that pits public and private education against each other and seeks to turn human beings into computers
July 12, 2013
Many thousands of us have been fighting this battle for thirty and forty years and we remain relatively poor, isolated from the centers of power where big bucks are easy to acquire.
July 05, 2013
If we embrace the Common Core, and position ourselves as expert implementers, we cannot help but legitimize these standards as a solid set of benchmarks for student performance.
July 03, 2013
In the real world, there is no way that Common Core standards and assessments will be "fair to students" when they are used to evaluate teachers and close schools.
June 23, 2013
Those who seek to profit from public education are parasites draining resources at an unprecedented scale. Parasites are inherently destructive to their hosts.
June 01, 2013
Although it may be hard for some education leaders to acknowledge, the substance of the Tea Party's criticism of common-core standards is solid