- Blabbing About Charters: The Myth of the “Bad” Public School
- Is This The End of Childhood As We Know It?
- Andrew Hacker, The Math Myth and the Economics of Book Publishing
- Learning About Sex Through Porn: The Stock Market Game as Simulation
- I’ve got a bone to pick with Jo Boaler…..
- The Death of Success Academy Charter Schools – Why 2016 Was Pivotal
- You mean I CAN’T improve my brain playing video games????
- Why Singapore Math Will Not Put The US At The Top
- You Are NOT Katherine Gibbs and Math Class is NOT Secretarial School….
- A Visit from the Language Police: Diamonds vs. Rhombi
- bad assessment
- charter schools
- Common Core State Standards
- educational malpractice
- Educational Psychology
- Go Math!
- GRE Freak OUt
- International Assessments
- key words
- Khan Academy
- Math Anxiety
- racial-urban-class warfare
- stacking the deck
- The New York Times
- urban-class warfare
- Value-Added Model
Monthly Archives: March 2014
I’ve lived through my share of the outrageous when it comes to political pandering, having grown up in the days of Lyndon Johnson’s “Daisy” campaign advertisement, right up through Reagan’s “Cadillac Queen” to Bush the Elder’s take-down of presidential candidate … Continue reading
There’s an old joke that if you put two Jews in a room to debate a question, they’ll inevitably emerge with three opinions. This comes about from the fact that Judaism is based on an ancient text written in an … Continue reading
It was once said that “all politics is local,” and when it comes to education, it should best be construed as hyper-local: a parent who sends his/her kid to the neighborhood public school does not gives a rat’s arm over … Continue reading
There’s an old joke about a man who goes to synagogue week after week, beseeching God to let him win the lottery. Weeks go by, years go by, decades go by, and the man dutifully asks for one thing only: … Continue reading
This little factoid came across my feed this afternoon from the billionaire funded ChartSchools Work, which tweets under the transparently misleading name @Fam4ExcSchools. Their biases are painfully obvious, so it’s no wonder the responses they get to their tweets are … Continue reading
I’ll admit that I’m no fan of the Common Core State Standards, which is besides the fact that Bill”ionaire” Gates basically funded the whole endeavor , they are just badly written AND to make things worse, the “new and improved” textbooks … Continue reading
Why does every slob with a billion dollars to his name think he knows more about education than a teacher? Just because the teacher spent all those years studying the art and practice of teaching, just because that teacher was willing to … Continue reading
It won’t be easy But you’ll get it through When I try to explain how I much That I need your legislation After all that I’ve done You’ll gladly believe me All you see Is the politician you once knew … Continue reading
Give me your ESL, your handicapped, your learning disabled, your discipline problems, yearning to learn….
According to this fine post on Diane Ravitch’s blog, what we suspected about the charter school movement has been true all along: you can’t compare country clubs with the county park, even when the country club claims that it does not … Continue reading