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One last time: Standardized tests measure family income and family education. Teachers have little impact on those things.
"School choice is not about parents choosing good schools it's about schools choosing good students." ~ Denisha Jones
On the 4th of July, it's important to understand that a strong, well supported public school system is democracy's strongest ally.
Giving "for profit" schools public money is welfare, plain and simple - unless your a Republican or Ed reformer that is.
Bill Gates drank toilet water today to promote his water purifier? Maybe tomorrow he'll eat a ration of shit to promote his school policy.
Teachers unions should be encouraging teachers to speak about the developmental inappropriateness of Common Core tests; not hushing them.
"To phase out the authority of the states", this is Arne Duncan's stated education policy goal. The man, the myth, the asshat.
I guess walking into Target with an AK-47 is just fine with everyone, but let me walk in one time naked & everybody is running & screaming.
I'll bet Arne Duncan's head is exploding after hearing that public schools in Boston have higher college completion rates than charters.
Yes, I'd like to see human rights restored to The Ukraine; but I'd like to see human rights restored to American public school students too.
It's really not that Democrats or Republicans have been conned on education; it's that both have joined together to con the public.
Why is the U.S. giving testing $$ to a foreign corp like Pearson anyway? Don't we have idiots right here able to produce high stakes tests?
Music, Politics, and Educational issues. I believe that public education is the foundation of democracy.
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