For those trying to order The Mismeasure of Education from Amazon, I apologize for their being out of stock, AGAIN. My advice: forget Amazon. Information Age now has both hardback and paperback with a new promotional price. Another best reason this season not to buy from the exploitative worker warehouse at Amazon!
The New York Times' Clyde Haberman explains the hard-earned wisdom of Medgar Evers College President Rudy Crew in Back in New York with the Same Passion, but to Less Fire and Smoke. The former NYC School Chancellor is determined to "get it right on the front end" by "creating a pipeline" to higher education. Show More Summary
15 States Seek Waivers to Reduce Double-Testing PoliticsK12: The double-testing allows states to suspend some of their current tests and give only the field tests from the common-testing consortia—to avoid double testing students. See also Politico Pulling a More Diverse Group of Achievers Into the Advanced Placement Pool NYT: As A.P. Show More Summary
We posted a piece of Peter's remarks in the advance reviews, but his inimitable style and rhetorical sweep here is classic McLaren. Both humbling and gratifying: It is no exaggeration to say that public education is under threat of extinction. Show More Summary
Charter school advocates are calling for more investment from South Carolina, according to Jamie Self at The State (Columbia, SC): South Carolina’s public charter schools struggle to find and pay for space, and often end up without access to kitchens, libraries, or places for kids to play – a problem the S.C. Show More Summary
By Doug Martin Since my last article on the possibility that two schools in tiny Dugger, Indiana may be closed soon by the Northeast School Corporation of Sullivan County, I have unearthed something shocking that residents, teachers,...Show More Summary
Nashville Metro has acknowledged the impending $23 million shortfall in next year's budget is due to the drain from corporate charter schools. As a result, the school board has decided to cut its losses by restricting the spread of these segregated zero-tolerance chain gangs. Show More Summary
Spot on, from the Chicago Sun-Times: By Ann M. Lousin November 27, 2013 2:58PM President Obama has proposed tying financial aid to American colleges and universities to a “rating system” of higher education. The administration has conducted...Show More Summary
Charlatan @drStevePerry exposed for the world to see! http://t.co/iDjFd9GXH8 pic.twitter.com/IflQ6Qfsm7 — Robert D. Skeels (@rdsathene) November 28, 2013 Ebony Murphy-Root's courageous exposure of one of the most pernicious corporate...Show More Summary
Since the late 1990s, Arizona has become a tax haven for corporate charter operators, including Basis Charter Schools. Basis has built a school and real estate empire, in fact, from public school money that has allowed them to expand...Show More Summary
Will he hear their voices?
Teachers in the small Vermillion school district become the second group this year in Kansas to decertify NEA as its collective bargaining representative. The vote was 27-9-1 in favor of decertification, in a district that employs about 55 teachers. “Everybody has an opportunity to have a say rather than just those who choose to pay […]
And that’s why it won’t let them resign their membership or negotiate their own salary, benefits and working conditions, according to David Hecker, president of AFT Michigan. This Detroit News editorial explains the relationship between “freeloading” and the union’s insistence on exclusivity in collective bargaining. Read it, or read this post from last year.
I'm heading off for the holiday (along with everyone else). I'll see you back on Monday, December 2. I'll be checking Twitter and Facebook. Happy Thanksgiving / Hannukah.
Chorus of criticism doesn't stop reform-minded TN education chief Huffman (The Tennessean via @libbyanelson)
Found this posted over at @thechalkface HT to Shaun Johnson. Now it's time to move on and change the discussion and have a conversation about what should replace the test and punish curriculum. Need a new vision of what education should look like. Show More Summary
From NEPC: NEPC report finds 44% of charter school students in 2011-12 attended schools operated by EMOs ?Contact: William J. Mathis, (802) 383-0058, firstname.lastname@example.org ?? Jamie Horwitz, (202) 549-4921, email@example.com ??Gary Miron,...Show More Summary