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The Toxic Culture of Education

Got 17 minutes? Joshua Katz, an actual teacher, talks about the toxic culture of American education today. Hear straight from a practitioner about what’s going on in our schools and how it should be changed.    

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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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Colbert on the Common Core

This is a pretty fun take on how Common Core tests may be graded (let’s hope not…)    

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Kentucky and the Common Core

I’ve written recently over at Kentucky Education Report about Kentucky’s Common Core experience. First, I wrote about Gov. Steve Beshear and Commissioner Terry Holliday defending the Common Core from common attacks. More recently, I’ve written about the early implementation experience in Kentucky.  While there have certainly been some bumps in the road, Kentucky is further along […]

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