The people who designed Common Core expected tremendous drops in proficiency rates, and that's exactly what we're seeing.
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September 23, 2013
September 22, 2013
I would like to know how you went about selecting these particular guests. I notice that almost all of the people are those who agree about corporate "reform" of public schools.
September 04, 2013
Education Nation, 2013: Will NBC News Use the Gates Foundation's Facts Again? Or Can We Get a Real Dialogue Going?
If Education Nation is to deliver on its promise of a thoughtful, well-informed dialogue, it should feature both sides of the debate raging over the central issues in education
September 03, 2013
Mr. Van Roekel seems to want us to inhabit some alternative universe where teachers can teach according broad guidelines, and high stakes tests are on hold
August 30, 2013
This is the first time I have seen legislators calling attention to the blatant conflict of interest inherent in "think tanks" posing as neutral experts on issues like Common Core,
August 18, 2013
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 13, 2013
People who are disenfranchised and deprived of meaningful opportunities must somehow be convinced that their second-class status is THEIR FAULT.
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.
August 02, 2013
When will the weight of deception bring the corporate reform project crashing down? For some, the day of reckoning has come already.
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