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When Liberals Blame Racism and Conservatives Blame Public Schools

I was hopeful this morning when I began to read a column by Naomi Schaefer Riley titled How to Save More At-Risk Kids in the NYPost.  In the often overly thick world of what educators refer to a pedagogy, “at-risk” broadly refers … Continue reading

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AIR’s Connections to Florida’s “Miserable” VAM Scores

Lakeland Ledger columnist Glenn Marston dug deeper into Florida’s new testing contractor: More concerning about AIR’s Florida connections is the miserable teacher-grading program it created for the state, known as the value-added model. The inconclusive teacher evaluations are useless. The Tampa … Continue reading

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Why New York’s Common Core Collapse Continues to Haunt Florida

Florida is a year or two behind New York implementing Common Core and its rigid high-stakes tests regime and New York’s rapidly unfolding collapse has gone beyond cautionary tale status. State superintendent John King was told by a legislator last … Continue reading

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The New York Common Core Story That Frightens Florida GOP Lawmakers

It’s come to this in New York: To say John King Jr. is New York’s embattled education commissioner is an understatement. A statewide teachers’ union is making plans to take an unprecedented no-confidence vote against him. New York State United … Continue reading

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You Can Be Sure Florida Ed Policymakers Know All About NY’s Common Core’s Rocky Rollout

Most of the politicians who have to face voters are survivalist, so you can be sure Florida’s -like, say, Rick Scott – are tuned into what happened in New York with the roll-out of Common Core. Here’s this from Syracuse … Continue reading

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Common Core’s Not the Problem; It’s the “Other Stuff”

New York is a step ahead of Florida. They have implemented Common Core and  administered the state-wide tests that go with them. The roll-out proved to be a disaster. Politicians develop education policy after listening  to lobbyists and folks who are paid … Continue reading

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Does Pearson’s NY Common Core $7.7 Million Settlement Implicate Jeb Bush’s Foundation?

From Washington Post reporter Lyndsey Layton: Pearson Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit arm of educational publishing giant Pearson Inc., has agreed to pay a $7.7 million settlement to New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman after he determined that  the foundation … Continue reading

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NY Post Hit Piece Smears Educator for Anti-Testing Views

For observers who feel that Rupert Murdoch and Joel Klein are driving propaganda against public school educators through the news section of the NY Post, yesterday’s hit piece on Lisa Michelle Nielsen reached a new low.  Author of Teaching Generation Text: … Continue reading

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Will NCLB’s Clear “Dramatic Failure by its Own Chosen Indicators” Prompt Florida’s Own Pushback Against Ed Reform?

Teacher, writer and education activist Anthony Cody offers this critique of NCLB: Remember that this law set itself the goal of making every child in the nation proficient by 2014, and eliminating the achievement gap between ethnic groups. So NCLB, perhaps … Continue reading

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How Corporate Education Types Roll

There’s little doubt that the billionaire driven corporate education reform movement desires to sift taxpayer money into contractual relationships for it’s cronies. New York Times reporter Jim Dweyer reports on one such deal: Last week, Russ Buettner of The New … Continue reading

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