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President Trump: It’s Time to Hold Bill Gates Accountable for His #EducationReform Failure.

President Trump is set to meet with Bill Gates on Monday, March 20, according to The Hill: White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced the meeting on Thursday at his daily press briefing but did not provide any other details. The two previously met in December at Trump Tower. After the meeting, ...
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Common Core Fork in the Road: Apathy or Civil Disobedience. Which Road Do You Choose?

  . Pop Quiz: Which group has the constitutional authority to set standards, curriculum and assessments? A. The United States Department of Education B.  Congress C.  Non-governmental organizations such as the National Governor’s Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, Achieve Inc or individuals D.  Each individual state decides its own ...
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The Dismissive Attitude Toward Parents by Education Reformers is Stunning

  The above graphic comes from the Louisiana Department of Education with mention of groups supporting educational reform ideas: charter schools, TFA, increased teacher accountability via the tracking of student data, common core.  However, education reformers  supporting these reforms (administrators, bureaucrats, politicians, lobbyists, think tanks) have forgotten what the word ...
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First, They Came For The History Teachers, And We Said Nothing…

…… OR, “IF YOU LIKE YOUR PROFESSION, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR PROFESSION…’ The immediate inspiration for this post came from this article illustrating the confounding, confusing, unnecessarily complicated and time-consuming steps the Common Core curriculum wants budding little mathematicians to go through to solve simple math problems. In it, ...
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See Bob Read. And Write. And Text.

from Wikipedia, on the ‘Dick and Jane’ readers: The main characters, Dick and Jane, were a little boy and girl. Supporting characters included Baby (or Sally), Mother, Father, Spot (originally a cat in the 1930s, but a dog in later editions), Puff the cat, and Tim the teddy bear. ...
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The biggest loser in the Florida-Indiana pay for grades education scandal

The biggest loser in the Florida-Indiana pay for grades education scandal

Jeb Bush                                              (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, Hector Gabino) Now this gives new meaning to Jeb Bush’s Chiefs for Change school reform group. Tony Bennett, founding Chiefs member, just resigned as Florida’s superintendent of public schools amid a scandal about his actions when he was Indiana’s schools chief. He was forced out of that [...]

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Common Core Passion Now Spills into the Bedroom?

Common Core Passion Now Spills into the Bedroom?
Arne Duncan asked the business community to defend Common Core standards.  Education insiders are doubting the long term success of the implementation of the standards and the proponents must be getting nervous.       Education reform organizations are attacking taxpayers/organizations who want local control/autonomy in their schools and question a centralized form ...
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AEA Files Suit in Desperate Attempt to Block Education Reform

AEA Files Suit in Desperate Attempt to Block Education Reform
Cliff Sims Yellow Hammer Politics Blog   The Alabama Education Association has filed a lawsuit and petition for a temporary restraining order to prevent Governor Bentley from being able to sign the GOP’s landmark education reform billas planned on Tuesday. Democrats have been threatening to file suit since the moment the Accountability Act ...
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