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Looting the Education Sector, by Ira Shor

“This private war on public education is not about “learning” or “cognitive development” of kids or “closing the achievement gap” etc., it’s about looting the education sub-sector and undermining two large unions… It’s happened in all other sub-sectors of the … Continue reading

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Invest in Children, Not Testing. It’s That Simple.

“The best schools keep their eye on the prize—the kids—not just whether they are pleasing higher civil authorities. They see the job of adults as one of nurturing intelligence and empathy, openness to the world, while cherishing their children’s uniqueness. … Continue reading

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2013 Principal of the Year Resigns in Protest of NY State Education Reforms

“I cannot be part of reforms that eat away at the moral fabric of our schools. I cannot be part of a system that puts test scores based on a set of flawed standards before the interests of the whole … Continue reading

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Fraud at the Heart of Current Education Reform

For many Americans it is becoming increasingly clear that the people behind current education “reforms” in the United States are purposefully attempting to sabotage the nation’s schools and deceive the public. Such is the story shared in a new book Common Core Dilemma by Mercedes Schneider and a documentary … Continue reading

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The Real Agenda of “So-Called” Education Reform

 “What if I told you that the hidden agenda of those controlling public education policy has actually been… to snuff out young people’s natural creativity, curiosity, independence, freedom of thinking and love of learning?” For a long time now, we’ve been told by our leaders and the media … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Standardized Testing

“One of the problems with nations that become obsessed with standardized testing is that eventually test scores do rise, but at a very great cost. Over time, the psychological stress and self-doubt John Oliver described intensifies and becomes part of what a nation considers … Continue reading

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Ken Robinson: Government “Standardization” Blocks Innovative Education Reform

“I never blame teachers or schools… But there is this deadly culture of standardizing, that’s being pushed on them, politically. My core message here is that we have to personalize education, not standardize it. That all children are different, and … Continue reading

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Let a Child’s Spirit Be Free to Unfold – M. Montessori

“To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the first duty of the educator. For such a delicate mission great art is required to suggest the right moment and to limit intervention, last one should disturb or … Continue reading

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Obama & Duncan Champion Test Abuse – Gerald Bracey

“The President and his Secretary want to use existing tests, willy-nilly, to evaluate teachers. They should both be ashamed. The President should be chastised and Secretary Duncan should be fired on the simple grounds of incompetence.” -Dr. Gerald Bracey The … Continue reading

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Why Opting Out from PARCC is Important

This week a number of mainstream media outlets (such as PBS News Hour) reported on students across the United States who are Opting Out of PARCC exam testing. They are supported by their parents, refusing to take these tests aligned with the Common Core standards. Many administrators … Continue reading

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