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Curmudgucation Digest (February 22)

Testing, testing, testing, and also, testing. Are we worried about anything else these days? Rowdy children in Newark! Oh, yeah. ESEA.

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Katrina Is Headed for Atlanta

Georgia thuinks it might like some of that New Orleans style all charter action. Good luck with that.

Why Are Suburban Moms Agitated

The Atlantic runs an article full of last year's pro-Core talking points.

The Governors Want Their Schools Back

NGA has its own ideas about how to rewrite ESEA. Mostly they would like the Secretary of Education to get stuffed.

The Very Best Policy Memo on Testing

The National Education Policy Center releases the absolute best paper about the Big Standardized Test

Super Secret Top Test Security

In which I take my super top secret pinky swear test security training for the state of Pennsylvania

Newark Students Occupy District Offices

Cami Anderson just wanted to have a nice evening of not going to district meetings. And she would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for those darn kids.

Testing vs. Student Teaching

Has anybody really thought through what test-driven teacher accountability is going to do to student teaching?

Utah Does Not Love Test It Sold To Florida

Utah sold Florida a nifty CCSS test, but now they don't want it themselves.

Where's Cami? [Updated]

As the week proceeded, the Newark sit-in situation unfolded.

The PARCC Fairy Tale

Yet another PARCC supporter tells her story, but it's just another fairy tale.

No National Test

Remember how we were going to have a national common assessment? Yeah, that's not happening.

Cabin Fever and Search for Real Differences

In which Peter Cunningham and Rick Hess talk, and I try to decide if there are significant differences between the opposite ends of the political spectrum.

PARCC Loves Monsanto?

One other troubling item lurking in the PARCC practice items

ESEA: Time To Speak Out (Again)

A call to action on the House proposal for ESEA rewriting, plus the why and the how of acting.

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