“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. [...]
Education reformers should acknowledge advice from child development experts and neuroscientists on how and when children learn best, and then tailor material and curriculum to kids’ needs and brains! It is for instance totally absurd and counter productive to rob kids of recess, and even more unconscionable, to deny them of playtime in kindergarten!
“..I am here to report we are abusing children in the state of New York. There is now a common core syndrome.”
From the moment I posted this short, very inspiring video on various Facebook education groups, the number of views went from 301 to 1,332 in just 15 minutes! Help make this video go viral, so that most [...]
“With 612,495 votes counted, Amendment 66 was losing with 65 percent of voters opposed and 35 percent of voters in support.
The Yes on 66 campaign was discouraged at low voter turnout over the weekend, and at polls showing independent voters rejecting the tax increase.
..The Yes on 66 [...]
So, there! I said it. What is it based on? Well, when you hear a parent of a kindergartner say that he hates going to school, you know something is dreadfully wrong. No, kids are not beaten (I trust!), but I heard of a teacher who did not allow a child in third grade to [...]
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