July 23, 2017
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The Longest Post Ever: A Pictionary Explaining Education Reform

It’s Worth 13,000 Words   What’s Wrong With Today’s Society Captured In 10+ Brutally Honest Illustrations contains illustrations by English artist John Holcroft  showing the ills of political policy in many areas of our lives.   A picture is said to be worth a thousand words and the illustrations ...
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EWA2017: “Nation’s Education Reporters Confident They’re Making a Difference”

EWA2017: “Nation’s Education Reporters Confident They’re Making a Difference”
Is the Job of an Education Reporter to Learn How to Write PR Instead of the Facts? Philanthropists, NGOs and EdReformers Hope So.   The Education Writers Association (EWA) is the invitation only event for writers covering education.  The title of this article was taken from EWA’s website and ...
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Should The Geneva Convention Be Applied in Schools to End Collective Punishment?

.It Depends on Your Definition of War. An eleven year old girl recently made internet news when she declared collective punishment should not be used by her teacher as it violated  The Geneva Convention. The Daily Dot contended the girl was partially correct.  From 11-year-old claims classroom punishment violates ...
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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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