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Many parents don’t realize how MISLEADING test scores are :(

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Education is NOT All About College and Career Readiness. It’s About the JOURNEY!!!

“We thought of life by analogy was a journey, was a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end. And the thing was to get to that end. Success, or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you’re dead. … Continue reading

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Lucy Calkins Weighs in on the 2014 NYS ELA Test

Thanks to Kevin Glynn of Lace to the Top for sharing this excellent analysis. From Lucy Calkins: From all I hear, the jury is no longer out in New York State. Last year, the NYS ELA–a test that was described … Continue reading

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The Critical Importance of Soft Skills for Success in School and at Work

  This is an excellent post by John at The Art of Learning. I recommend you read it CLOSELY, taking note of the excellent TEXT-BASED EVIDENCE used to support the author’s claim. The Common Core ELA standards demand that students … Continue reading

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SAT prep to be free for everyone!!! The SAT becomes more open as the Pearson Common Core Tests remain hidden from the eyes of teachers, parents and students. This makes NO SENSE!!! “We hope you breathe a sigh of relief … Continue reading

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The Blueberry Story: The teacher gives the businessman a lesson

The story below was originally published in 2002. It amazes me that the evils of corporate education reform have been in the spotlight for over 12 years and as of yet have been UNSTOPPABLE. This has to stop NOW. We … Continue reading

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Matt Damon just had an online conversation with Reddit users to promote his new movie, “The Monuments Men,” and he touched on a number of topics, including his opposition to standardized test-based school reform and the exclusion of teachers from the shaping … Continue reading

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