Archive | March, 2014

Ed Reform Without Social Justice is Dead

Or, that could be the headline of this outstanding article over at Edushyster. In it, TFA alum and San Jose Teachers Association Board Member Ben Spielberg argues that if you argue for education reform but don’t also push for social justice, you’re not being very consistent. Here’s what he has to say: But if you’re […]

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A Letter on Common Core

This letter appeared jointly in Bluff City Education and Tennessee Education Report.  It expresses general support for the Common Core State Standards while raising significant concerns about the implementation process in Tennessee.  Solutions to improve the implementation and transition to the PARCC tests (or another test) are offered. That is why the Tennessee Education Report […]

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In Kentucky, it Must be the Money!

Kentucky Education Report had three stories last week on the battle to properly fund Kentucky schools: First, Brad Clark asks if Kentucky is invested in its future — he’s a teacher and he thinks Kentucky could be doing a lot better. Then, Jana Bryant calls on Kentucky lawmakers to invest in the power of education […]

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One of the Worst Teachers in Her State?

Simone Ryals tells her story: I’m a little grumpy that my name will be printed in newspapers and posted online as an inferior teacher in need of serious improvement.  In a state where 40% of students pass the 5th grade science test, 100% of my students passed; but no one (at the state level) cares […]

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