This is a screen shot of the White House petition, taken on the day before the petition ended. And to think that the petition to make the opening day of baseball season a national holiday did reach 100,000+ signatures. What does this say about us as a people?
“Worksheets don’t grow dendrites” ~ Marcia Tate
Watch and share this video by Kaydonna Wolfcale, a teacher who quit because of the rigid education reforms, and weep for all kids in public schools today!
If this example is not enough reason to sign the White House [...]
Please sign this White House petition to stop the harmful high stakes testing that robs children of meaningful learning. Then share widely to reach the required 100.000 signatures to elicit a response. Thanks!
White House petition, click here.
The future looks bleak for all of us! For all the youth that teachers still may help to think critically, there will be an ever growing number of children who will be born into poverty and/or dysfunctional families; usually the result of poverty, but not always. For those children it may very well [...]
“What happens when the Commissioner of Education comes to town? Does your local school board become more responsive to parent/teacher concerns, or LESS ? A Wappingers Falls NY mother is prohibited from giving a 20-minute Common Core speech, that she was initially granted by the schoolboard, after Commissioner King’s appearance. One board member walked out of [...]
Kaydonna Wolfe, a former teacher in Texas where the standardized testing fad began, says “We have let it happen”, and by that she means teachers. She is right!
Because teachers are afraid of losing their jobs when they speak out against testing, most parents and community members remain in the dark about what’s happening [...]
Take a look at what Susan Ohanian found regarding education reforms. It’s an eye-opener! On her Facebook page she writes: ”But it isn’t just the Gates funding; it’s the thrust of the lessons [See "Gates Foundation Money at Work"]. There’s no end to it. I’m frankly getting very tired of screaming in the [...]
Excellent testimony given to the House Education Committee in support of HB14 – 1202 which would allow the State Board of Education to waive most of the statewide testing requirements for a school district. See details here.
The parent of a student in a school district with a waiver may excuse his or [...]
From the Facebook page of a retired school teacher.
“I’ve nearly completely extricated myself from my daily reading and commenting on Facebook and Twitter. I’m a retired public school teacher. I’ve virtually stopped writing about education and the continuing destruction of our public schools. I live it everyday now as a consultant in the classrooms. [...]
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