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I often read stories about how ACA saved someone's life. There was a good one on Kos today about a conservative who found that his heart condition would be covered thanks to ACA. I guess my story ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Parents, students, and teachers took to the streets Friday morning across New York City to protest the state tests in English Language Arts that were given last week. The tests derive from the ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 100 comments on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 02:25 PM PDT with 184 Recommends
some thoughts as schools around DC are all closed tomorrow as well as today- since my last name begins with B I am among the first apparently to get the automated phone call telling us Anne Arundel ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 03:35 PM PST with 10 Recommends
First, let me set the stage. I was asked to do a piece for Academe, the publication of the American Association of University Professors. That appeared here about the impact of No Child Left ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 08:48 AM PST with 26 Recommends
There is great news for animal advocates out there. The European Union has announced that they have passed legislation that will effectively ban of the sale, import, or manufacture of any and all ...
by ladyrhiannon824
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 02:41 PM PST with 20 Recommends
As a first diary, I'm going to test the system out (It works for you it should work for me) by posting an article I wrote a while ago and has something to do with an issue that has been resolved and ...
by aargh
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 07:41 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Good Morning! It's been a hectic week and though I started last week with the best intentions of planning ahead, it's only week two and my schedule has fallen apart slightly. I've had some homework ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 03:30 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Republishing this diary in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.... late, but I hope not too late. Also including a link (hopefully) to a new Orange County School Board member Rick Roach, who agrees ...
by winterpark
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed May 09, 2012 at 11:29 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
A couple of days ago my social networks exploded with chatter about the story that a crazy passage about a talking pineapple had appeared on a New York state reading exam for eighth-graders. Words ...
by adamcadre
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Apr 22, 2012 at 12:38 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
I have been an Educator for 2 years and a student for a lot longer. Rebublicons and those who wish to make a profit off of our public education system have been in full force using standardized ...
by thoughtspitter
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 02:47 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Yesterday morning I am sitting in my classroom around 7:45 doing paperwork when GR, a senior to whom I taught AP Government when she was a sophomore, comes into my room with a huge goodie basket and ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 04:49 AM PST with 14 Recommends
I fully agree with those who argue that it is past time for the current testing culture to be sacked and an entirely new approach to mass, public education be developed. That’s why I attended the ...
by OklaBrett
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 01:40 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
This diary will discuss the education reform movement in America and mostly rebut the diaries that I have seen lately that need serious clarification and correction. I am a teacher and will have my ...
by GregColeman
Comment Count 64 comments on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 04:36 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
More Than a Test Score Because the kids we teach are so much more than a value assigned from a test score. And the same is true for the teachers too so don't use it as a tool ...
by annie em
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed May 25, 2011 at 08:56 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Below is an excellent THINKING speech by a High School Student. It seems that the American Educational Public School system is interested in one goal and that is to teach students how to pass tests.
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Aug 01, 2010 at 09:13 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
today all my students will sit for a state required test in Local, State, and National Government. For some, this will be their third (out of four) tests in three days, with Bio on Monday, Algebra ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu May 20, 2010 at 03:30 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Now here's a subject I don't see hardly anywhere in the blogosphere: education politics. Given that education politics is a matter of students, teachers, and parents in communities of lower-class ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 116 comments on Sat Jan 02, 2010 at 01:27 PM PST with 30 Recommends
Take the test to see whether you are what you think you are, then give it to a friend of the opposite persuasion. You may find you agree on more than you thought.
by Scott on the Spot
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest. After a moment or two, the ...
by Wintermute
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Aug 03, 2009 at 05:59 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Psychologists believe it is possible to measure happiness on an objective scale like height, or weight. While tests of happiness look silly, they actually have high reliability and do a good job ...
by typefast
Comment Count 81 comments on Sat Jan 03, 2009 at 06:36 AM PST with 7 Recommends