Posts tagged with testing

What does resist Common Core implementation mean?


Common Core has now become a line in the sand with some folks, and is causing more in-fighting among anti-corporate ed reform folks than is healthy for a movement that is under as much pressure, and fire as we are. Let’s see where most of us agree: Common Core was created by and for corporate […]

Testing for exactly the opposite of what we need


via Tom Hoffman at TuttleSVC: Choice Quotes on the NYS ELA Exam Many thanks to Lucy Calkins for having someone throw up a site to gather comments about the recent Common Core-aligned ELA exams in New York state. It is a bit of a mess, but kind of charming that in 2013 they chose to hack something […]

Diane Ravitch visits Sacramento and Linda Darling-Hammond finds her voice…


This post is more a personal reflection of Diane Ravitch’s recent speaking engagement in my town and my own personal analysis. For a more comprehensive look at that event, look here. I’ll be adding more posts at over the next few days. These views are my own opinion, not the union’s, etc. Diane Ravitch was […]

Render unto Caesar…


I’m not a Christian, but like many concerned with social justice issues, I find the Bible, especially the New Testament books related to the life of Jesus, an invaluable resource for handy quotes, and aphorisms. Render unto Caesar is one of my favorite quotes when dealing with demanding bureaucracies/bureaucrats,  Kafkaesque requirements, or any of the […]

Week in Lab: Truancy Edition


I want to apologize to my readers, who come here to check into what I’m doing in the lab with my students. I have obviously disappointed in that area in the last month or two. Forgive me, but the extremity of events that have befallen myself, and my school, have overtaken not just this blog, […]

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