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Education Reform: A Celebration of Ignorance?

Is it Accomplished Through Fear or Distraction? Do these tweets clarify how we arrived at the disaster known as education reform? Where states must go to the mother (USDOEd) to ask permission on how best to provide education? Where data is king and dossiers are necessary for preschoolers? A ...
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The Scary Truth on Why Data Mining of Students is a Human Rights Issue

Your Information Should Not be for Sale and Tracked.   Question: Do you believe school administrators and third parties when they assure parents/taxpayers that personally identifiable student data is safe?  Are you one of “those people” who don’t want federal/state agencies and third parties to use personally identifiable student ...
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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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