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WOW! WOW! WOW! Los Angeles Times Education Editorial Writer Opts Out Her Daughter!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Karen Klein, who writes editorials for the Los Angeles Times about education (and other topics), told her 16-year-old daughter she could opt out.…

April 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Battling the High-Stakes Testing Beast: from NPE to NYS

Originally posted on Critical Classrooms, Critical Kids:
To borrow from the lexicon of my students, I’m MAD and sad at the same time, particularly with regards to the New York…

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Critical Importance of Soft Skills for Success in School and at Work

Originally posted on Teachers Matter:
? This is an excellent post by John at The Art of Learning. I recommend you read it CLOSELY, taking note of the excellent TEXT-BASED…

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Breaking News: Worcester, Mass., Supports Parents Right to Opt Out!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Although Mayor Joe Petty lobbied hard to reverse the school committee’s decision to allow parents to opt out, the school committee stuck with…

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Breaking News! Florida Voucher Expansion Bill Withdrawn!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Great news! The sponsor of the Florida voucher bill withdrew it, as it sailed through the Florida House, after the State Senate insisted…

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Opt Out Update: Protests planned in Chicago and Colorado this week as the Opt Out Movement continues to grow and Louisiana opts out of the Common Core Standards

Originally posted on Seattle Education:
Bush, Obama focus on standardized testing leads to ‘opt-out’ parents’ movement A decade into the school accountability movement, pockets of resistance to standardized testing are…

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Let’s grade the politicians, it’s only fair

Here’s what I’ve been kicking around… If politicians and business leaders insist on not only grading students but schools, teachers, school districts, and schools of education, why not start grading … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment