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August 18, 2013

Prisons, Post Offices and Public Schools: Some Things Should Not Be For Profit

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

August 12, 2013

Alice Mercer: California Districts Get NCLB Waiver Despite Union Objections

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

Arthur Getzel: Small Lies, Big Lies, and School Statistics

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

From School Grades to Common Core: Debunking the Accountability Scam

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

Paul Horton: Troubles Ahead for Gatopia?

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

Paul Horton's Open Letter to President Obama: Listen to Committed Teachers

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

Can Our Unions Praise Common Core Standards and Defeat High Stakes Tests?

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

Will Union-Led Implementation Rescue the Common Core?

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

Public Education Suffering from Parasitic Profiteers

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

Is the Tea Party Right About the Common Core?

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

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