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Work Hard, and Your Dreams Shall Come True, on Education of Children

Translated…

I’m a last year middle school instructor, I’m also the parent of a examination taker, toward the parents of my students, along with my own child too, I’d had a very different testing season. 561 more words

Life

US Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan Changes His Tune But Nobody Is Listening #netde #eduDE @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @DEStateBoardEd

Arne Duncan wrote a blog post on August 21st, 2014 with an about-face on many of his earlier stances about standardized testing.  Is this similar to the first blocks coming out of the Berlin Wall which led to the end of the Cold War?  1,807 more words

Common Core

Florida School District is the First to Fully Eliminate Standardized Testing

The Lee County Board of Education voted 3-2 to ditch state standardized testing, despite the objections of the superintendent.

“Sometimes it takes an act of civil disobedience to move forward,” board member Don Armstrong said, according to the newspaper. 23 more words

FAIRTEST: The Resistance to Test Mania Grows Stronger

If the issues were not so serious, watching test-and-punish advocates backpedal in the face of the rapidly growing testing resistance movement would be great entertainment. From U.S. 680 more words

Education Reform

How do you build a better teacher?

Hint:  You don’t do it by following the regressive, punitive and thoroughly discredited policies of  so-called education reformers.

At first glance, it seems to be an idea that makes sense: Why not base teacher evaluations on the performance of their students?  661 more words

Gov. Scott Calls For Scrutiny Of Standardized Tests

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Gov. Rick Scott pledged Monday to review the number of tests being administered to Florida students and to take further steps to rein in the cost of college if he wins a second term in November. 561 more words

News

Asleep at the Wheel

 As I was making the decision to fire this thing up again, I made a deal with myself that I would purposely stay away from education posts. 223 more words

Education