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A missed opportunity for the White House

Make of this what you will. Late last week, a few days before the Save Our Schools March in Washington D.C., organized to protest the Obama administration’s standardized test-centric school reform policies, an invitation to several of the march leaders materialized from the White House. After many months of planning the march, after letters were sent to President Obama asking him to reconsider policies that blamed teachers for things they were not responsible, after pleas to U.
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High schools drop midterms, finals — to prep for Common Core standardized tests

Industries / Education : The Answer Sheet (5 minutes ago)

Here’s a new twist on test prep: Get rid of midterms and finals (tests presumably made by teachers). Say that you are doing it to find more “instructional time.” Then use that “instructional time” to “instruct” students in how to ta... Read Post

Teacher: What Save Our Schools march accomplished — and didn’t

Industries / Education : The Answer Sheet (3 years ago)

Veteran teacher Anthony Cody was one of the main organizers of last week’s Save Our Schools March , the first time thousands of public school teachers gathered in Washington D.C. to publicly protest the Obama administration’s educat... Read Post

Save Our Schools March leaders answer White House invitation

Industries / Education : The Answer Sheet (3 years ago)

Organizers of Saturday’s Save Our Schools March in Washington, D.C., have declined an invitation to meet today at the White House with education advisers to President Obama, saying they would instead be available after the march. Th... Read Post

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