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As a teacher in a Chinese university who doesn't care that the government here blocks Facebook, because I don't like Facebook, anyway, I often send mass emails back to my friends in the states so ...
by Toddlerbob
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 11:12 PM PST with 30 Recommends
"What do I do with the numbers? What problem do I write down?" These are the question more of my students than I like ask each time they are confronted ...
by mommyof3
Comment Count 73 comments on Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 07:47 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
This is a short review of David Hursh's High-Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning . Hursh's book is important because it achieves three important aims: 1) to ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Jun 03, 2008 at 02:29 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
How many instuctional days do you have with your students? I know that we cannot reasonably compare those across our assorted disciplines and levels of teaching by using numbers of days. Let's ...
by mommyof3
Comment Count 41 comments on Sat Dec 12, 2009 at 07:03 AM PST with 15 Recommends
We all remember the "Texas Miracle" that President George W. Bush touted as the future of education in the United States: simply put, testing plus accountability equals drastically decreased dropout ...
by EquationDoc
Comment Count 38 comments on Sat Feb 16, 2008 at 04:18 PM PST with 13 Recommends
by Sidof79
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Sep 30, 2006 at 08:30 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
In light of repeated cheating scandals on standardized tests in school districts across the country, the Education Department recently asked members of the public for ideas on how to prevent, detect ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 05:30 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Superintendent Heath Morrison along with Montgomery County Schools (MD) Superintendent Joshua Starr has challenged the costs of pursuing once again new standards and (more)
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 07:39 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Yesterday Bush helicoptered in to General Phillip Kearney Elementary School in Philadelphia to declare both Mission Accomplished and Stay the Course in the "last policy address" he will give as ...
by jenbie44
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2009 at 02:27 PM PST with 7 Recommends
In South Carolina and across the U.S., conservative leadership of education reform has failed to fulfill a foundational commitment to traditional values, good stewardship of public funds. [1] The ...
by plthomasEdD
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 05:36 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Today is the 84th birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. When he and other civil-rights leaders fought for equal schooling in the decades after World War 2, they never would have imagined the ...
by SDorn
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM PST with 4 Recommends
I am pretty new to dailykos but trying to do what little I can to help bring attention to the assaults on public education (via the massive misuse and overuse of standardized tests). My apologies if ...
by tauna roges
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Dec 16, 2007 at 09:31 AM PST with 4 Recommends