Friday, February 24, 2012

Magic Erasers?

No Bush Left Behind...

For some reason I've always been bothered by the phrase "a perfect storm".

This Week's "No, It's Not From TheOnion".... School Switches Erasers to Improve Test Scores.

Bill Gates discovers his educational Frankenstein Monster is being misused.

Alex, I'll take "99% of them absolutely do not" for $500...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Looking for an "AMEN!".

Question of the Month: Why don’t the top private schools adopt corporate-driven education "reforms"?

Can I get an AMEN! to this? "The standardized test and evaluation movement has opened a new predatory market allowing all sorts of snake oil salespeople into our schools and districts.

Consultants consuming 35% of federal grants aimed for "school improvement". Who would have thunk that?

Hey kid... your homemade sammich lunch is not nutritious, so eat this processed chicken nuggets/soylent green school lunch instead.

You are so smart…why did you become a teacher?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Should They Know It In 20 Years?

If the honest answer is, “No!” then we’re just playing a game.

A case study in teacher burn-out.

When the "Best and the Brightest" Don't Have the Answers- President Obama's Flawed Approach to School Reform.

A fifth grader who shaves?

Late to class? That will be a $5 fine. Oh yes we can do that, we're a charter school.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

More Evidence for Politicans to Ignore.

Cleveland students hold their own with voucher students on state tests.

Los Angeles Unified (public schools) bests so-called "reform" groups in most cases,

Public Schools Outperform Private Schools in Math Instruction.

Teach For America Research Fails the Test.

Voucher schools in in Milwaukee not outperforming the Milwaukee Public Schools.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

We Have Misdiagnosed the Problem and Ignored Common Sense.

This is what they call "School Choice" in New Orleans?

Evaluate Teachers and Doctors the Same Way?

How Education Fails Technology (And What to Do About It)

We Have Misdiagnosed the Problem and Ignored Common Sense.

 Someone who is not ignoring common sense Part 1.

 Someone who is not ignoring common sense Part 2.

There's nuttin' like a Mackinac Center headline that includes the words "teacher" and "monster".

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Google.... It knows you.

The Google... It knows you.

Diane Ravitch: " Does President Obama understand Race to the Top?"  Me: "Nope, doesn't have a clue."

Today's "No, It's Not The Onion" is brought to you by Alabama.... "It's a Biblical principle. If you double a teacher's pay scale,you'll attract people who aren't called to teach."

I'll take "The Answer is Definitely Yes" for $500 Alex....

Today's T.M.I. alert... Guess where 75% of people use their cell phone?