Whoo-Hoo! Occupy the Schools

In response to a poverty rate that tops 90% in many urban and rural schools -and 1.6 million homeless children—many in schools with no libraries-education reformers at the White House, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Governors Association call for a radical, untried curriculum overhaul and two versions of nonstop national testing […]

Open Letter from 73 Business Leaders, Feb 2013 supporting common core standards and the decimation of education

  From the NY Times opinion section: full page add http://www.achievethecore.org/business-speaks-for-the-core#letter   This ran as a full page in the NY Times.  It is hand to hand combat now! What are the Common Core State Standards? In 2010, 46 states and the District of Columbia adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a set of […]

Gates-Financed Common Core Standards Turn Kindergarten into Global Economy Zone

The  Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) promotes a video From the Page to the Classroom: Implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts and Literacy that purports to supply the background for the Common Core State (sic) Standards.  There’s no mention that The Council of Great City Schools has, so far, […]

Georgia professors blast teacher evaluation system

Valerie Strauss, reporter for the Washington Post wrote:   “First it happened in New York, then Illinois and now Georgia. Professors from colleges and universities in Georgia have written an open letter to the governor, Nathan Deal, and other officials involved with education policy to express opposition to a new teacher evaluation system that depends […]