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Creepy Twitter & Student Data Gathering. Here’s How it’s Done & What is Wanted.

Are you a Twitter user?  If so, you might want to check out the new data gathering Twitter wants to do with your account.  Watch this tutorial on what Twitter wants to gather on your Twitter use in How to disable Twitter’s new creepy data collection. Here’s what you ...
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“Alike”: A Visual Representation of a Standardized Life.

Is your child’s school experience like this?  Joyful and creative? Or like this?  Is creativity stifled in the quest for common expectations? An insightful short film on the effects of utilitarian education should be watched by parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and legislators so they can understand the ...
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Trump’s Executive Order on Education Is Minimally Effective At Best

On April 26th President Trump signed an Executive Order to return control of education to the states.  In its press release, the White House said the order “will launch a 300 day review of Obama-era regulations and guidance for school districts, and directs Education Secretary Betsy Devos to modify ...
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Collaborative for Student Success PR Fail Again? Common Core is STILL Unpopular.

The people just aren’t into Common Core. The edreformers have spent an incredible amount of money attempting to persuade parents/taxpayers that this is a dose of exactly what American students need to become critical thinkers and ready for the workforce/global economy. Regardless of the endless PR missives, the truth ...
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Is An Ed Wonk’s Dream for Education Reform Really a Nightmare?

  In case you missed it yesterday, here is the latest edition of Fordham Institute’s April Fool’s articles celebrating #fakenews in education reform.  Michael Petrilli reveals every ed reformer’s dream (becoming the Secretary of the Department of Education) and his education verbiage is ‘yuge’ as he answers Senator Franken’s ...
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American Humanist Society Wins Religion Lawsuit Against School

Independent Sentinel by Temerity Forthright In 2015, the American Humanist Society filed suit challenging the Joplin (Missouri) Public School District for sending students from a middle school on two “unconstitutional field trips to a faith-based sports complex.” Earlier this month a federal judge ruled in favor of the AHA. ...
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Is Chester Finn *Really* Surprised at the Collapse of College Standards? He Was Warned About that Reality & Cause/Effect of CCSS in 2010.

  When everybody is supposed to go to college, what happens to college standards?  Chester Finn seems quite surprised to understand the cause and effect of the Common Core State Standards he helped to promote through The Fordham Institute.  He contends the alleged original intent of the standards (higher ...
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Middlebury, Groupthink, and Riots

Nebraska Energy Observer by NEO Thomas Sowell had a few things to say the other day about the fracas at Middlebury College. As always, it is very worth listening to. Where have all these shocked people been all these years? What happened at Middlebury College has been happening for ...
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