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Will Education Secretary Arne Duncan respond to the sixth-graders' petition? After students in two sixth-grade math classes spent a week's worth of class time field-testing a new standardized test,
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 94 comments on Mon Jun 02, 2014 at 10:14 AM PDT with 342 Recommends
Last fall my son, who is 11 and in the fifth grade at Park Forest Elementary in State College, made a short film about always doing your best for an all school assembly. It was a great success. A ...
by Grassroots Mom
Comment Count 210 comments on Mon Mar 07, 2011 at 06:15 PM PST with 299 Recommends
There can be not a shred of doubt that the mania for standardized testing has gone too ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 169 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 10:45 AM PST with 263 Recommends
Teachers are increasingly ready to fight back against the sustained assault they face. On Friday, delegates at the National Education Association's Representative Assembly passed a resolution ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 203 comments on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 12:46 PM PDT with 185 Recommends
And is she a millionaire thug union member?
by occams hatchet
Comment Count 134 comments on Mon May 30, 2011 at 09:03 PM PDT with 160 Recommends
Teachers at two Seattle high schools are standing up and saying "no" to a deeply flawed mandatory standardized test, the Measures of Academy Progress. Teachers at Garfield High kicked off the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 121 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:04 AM PST with 138 Recommends
Profits over learning. What is the single most important thing that elementary schools need to instill in their students? Think about it. What one thing will help our kids grow up to succeed in ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 170 comments on Sun May 04, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 112 Recommends
Teachers and parents united against Cuomo's plan. That was the chant I heard go up from the crowd of parents and teachers gathered at one of the dozens ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 84 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 02:45 PM PDT with 71 Recommends
“Exploited without regard to their tender years, countless youngsters were working under conditions constantly fraught with danger to life and limb…The blight of child labor was widely prevalent,
by BobboSphere
Comment Count 114 comments on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT with 71 Recommends
Oh! My! Goodness! Delaware and other states are jumping from its own testing program, the DCAS, over to the Standard Assessment's version.  After seeing the tests, this is plain crazy. In ...
by kavips
Comment Count 101 comments on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 02:32 PM PDT with 70 Recommends
I just finished grading my students’ algebra unit tests, and I am thrilled with how well they did. In fact, the sixth grade algebra unit is the best unit I teach, and the one in which my students ...
by pdxteacher
Comment Count 100 comments on Sun Feb 15, 2015 at 08:15 AM PST with 65 Recommends
Both major teachers unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, have been moving toward a more confrontational response to the push, from Democrats as well ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 79 comments on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 02:45 PM PDT with 61 Recommends
Reformers tell us the mead hall of education is under attack. It is by a monster they say; one of low expectations ... They stress: if we only think a child will get a D, he gets a D... If we think ...
by kavips
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM PDT with 60 Recommends
As policymakers push schools to focus more and more on standardized testing, they don't seem to be asking one of the big questions about that push—anyway, what you'd think would be one of the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 61 comments on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST with 59 Recommends
That awkward moment when you discover your rant for the day... was also your rant [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/05/07/510990/-Top-Comments-05-07-08-School-Days-Edition back in May 2008]. ...
by brillig
Comment Count 53 comments on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
I'm an educator with only a few years experience, and most of it abroad, so today was my first day giving out and administering a standardized test. I thought I would collect my impressions and try ...
by sujigu
Comment Count 51 comments on Tue May 14, 2013 at 04:48 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
Colorado high school seniors at some schools responded to the latest standardized test they were expected to take with a mass boycott . The students were fed up with standardized testing, and the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 77 comments on Sat Nov 15, 2014 at 10:55 AM PST with 36 Recommends
A Florida teacher wrote a letter to the editor at the Tampa Bay Times at the end of April. She apologized to her students for something that was not her fault at all. She made it clear how all-...
by floridagal
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat May 17, 2014 at 07:40 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Mother and Walmart worker Gail Todd has a great piece ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 10:55 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
I had a good debate with a friend of mine on standardized testing and teachers unions, and my own recent experience starting out as a fledgling teacher has gotten me thinking about a lot of ...
by sujigu
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 08:10 PM PST with 35 Recommends