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The Bitcoin of Learning: Edublocks and Lifetime Production Surveillance

If you are wondering how competency-based "education," digital badges, and the gig economy will be monitored if the corporate profiteers have their way, get a look at the dystopian future of education and the workplace, or the gigosphere, if you will. Show More Summary

Morning Video: Strong Results (Again) For "Becoming A Man"

"A new study finds a program that works with at-risk young men in Chicago schools reduced overall arrests in the group by 35 percent, violent crime arrests by 50 percent and boosted on-time high school graduation for participants by 19 percent." via WTTW Chicago Public Television (Program for At-Risk Youth Cuts Arrests by 35 Percent)

Charts: States Flee Common Assessments To Save Common Core

"As of May 2016, just six states planned to implement the PARCC-designed assessment in the 2016-17 academic year. SBAC... retains 14 states that plan to use the full test." via Education Next.

From the Vault: July 15, 2002

From the AFT Convention in Las Vegas: Resolution 65, “For the Soul of Labor.” Submitted by the St. Louis Teachers Union, this remarkable item calls on AFT to support the reduction of all income taxes, sales taxes and taxes on personal property, to be replaced by “incentive charges to deliver social justice and the sustainable […]

AM News: State Testing Changes, Low-Paid Teachers, Integration

The people taking care of American children live in poverty… Beyond Integration: How Teachers Can Encourage Cross-Racial Friendships… Illinois high schools replacing PARCC with SAT |Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: "White Boy Privilege" (From An Atlanta 8th Grader)

"In a video being widely circulated on Twitter on Monday morning, Royce Mann, an eighth grade student from Atlanta, is shown performing a slam poem titled “White Boy Privilege.” Across the social network, the video is being celebrated...Show More Summary

Quotes: "It Took Me A While To See Past Race."

Like many white people, my only experience of institutions was majority white. And so there was a learning curve for me. I was a little uncomfortable the first day of kindergarten. I saw black families – I didn’t see individuals. I saw...Show More Summary

Events: Kozol, Hagopian, & Other Reform Critics Meet In DC Without Matt Damon

Thanks @JonathanKozol 4 always linking fight against racism w/ education #BlackLivesMatterToTeachers #Peoplesmarch16 — Jesse Hagopian (@JessedHagopian) July 8, 2016 Reform critics including Jesse Hagopian and Jonathan Kozol (pictured above, via Twitter) met over the weekend. Show More Summary

Maps: Las Vegas Teachers Absent More Than State/National Averages

Explore the @reviewjournal interactive map of teacher absences across @ClarkCountySch: #nved — Neal Morton (@nealtmorton) July 10, 2016 Check out the absentee rates around massive Clark County, Nevada, and read the story here.

Morning Video: McKesson Arrested During Weekend Protests

The Washington Post has a roundup of footage from the protests and the arrest of Deray Mckesson over the weekend. I know that some education activists were in DC, but presumably there were other education advocates in Baton Rouge and the Twin Cities over the weekend, too.

Jersey Jazzman: How The Charter Cheerleading Industry Is Abetting ...

Jersey Jazzman: How The Charter Cheerleading Industry Is Abetting...: I know I swore off wasting my time (and yours) criticizing reformy edu-bloggers. But I've been watching a back-and-forth on social medi...

From the Vault: July 3, 2002

Lily Eskelsen of Utah easily won election to the position of NEA secretary-treasurer. Eskelsen once ran for a seat in the U.S. Congress and lost, but that may have been the luckiest defeat of her life. Now she has the chance to wield some real power.

AM News: BlackLives Protests, Online Charter Lawsuit, Seattle De-Tracks

CA settles with online charter accused of financial violations - LA Fears over Common Core were unfounded, officials say | The Ohio Daily Standard Archive On Aspire test, 68% hit mark in English...Show More Summary


By Doug Martin When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) arrives at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis at the end of this month for its annual conference, speakers will include Governor Mike Pence (who headlined ALEC’s 2013 event ), Indiana’s U.S. Show More Summary

AFT Makes Sure HRC's Charter Positions Get Codified

After Randi Weingarten's passionate speech in favor, the following amendment to the Dem platform was passed yesterday with only four "nay" votes. This is classic Weingarten language, as the amendment decries what the amendment allows:...Show More Summary

Clinton cheerleaders claiming she isn't in the corporate charter camp?

“There is not a speck, not a sliced-thin scintilla of evidence to suggest that Clinton will do anything except continue straight down the same road that Bush and Obama took us. And there’s no telling what Trump will do about education,...Show More Summary

Clinton Departs from Obama's ED Policies? Nah

Dana Goldstein, journo-ed historian for the corporate foundations, covered the Clinton speech at the NEA Convention last Tuesday. She was there to find reason to spin a story up that would present Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate...Show More Summary

SpeEdChange 2014: Angela Duckworth's Eugenics - the University of Pe...

SpeEdChange: Angela Duckworth's Eugenics - the University of Pe...: "The direct result of this inquiry is to make manifest the great and measurable differences between the mental and bodily faculties of...

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