Weren’t National Standards/Assessments Supposed to Close the Achievement Gap? It hasn't happened: LOOK AT THE DATA or the search for ELUSIVE EQUITY

From     Parents have been told for years that the achievement gap could be closed by the adoption and implementation of national standards and assessments.  Do you remember these…
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TODAY: Submit comments to USDoE before midnight. The Department of Education wants to know what should be repealed or replaced.

  The US Department of Education is asking for comments, "In accordance with Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” the Department of Education (Department) is seeking input on…
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What Do Journolists and Education Reform Writers Have in Common? Forget the Facts: "Kill it, ignore it, call them haters."

  It's also important to recognize the propaganda operatives in education reform controlling the message of why NGOs should develop educational policy and circumvent political process and local control.  …
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Data Collection

U.S. House hearing on student data gathering shows no limits on the federal desire to know everything about our children

Karen Effrem of Education Liberty Watch has once again put together a powerful letter explaining the privacy problems raised by the proposed reauthorization of the Education Sciences Reform Act (ESRA),…
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EWA2017: “Nation’s Education Reporters Confident They’re Making a Difference” Is the Job of an Education Reporter to Learn How to Write PR Instead of the Facts? Philanthropists, NGOs and EdReformers Hope So.

            The Education Writers Association (EWA) is the invitation only event for writers covering education.  The title of this article was taken from EWA's website…
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Should The Geneva Convention Be Applied in Schools to End Collective Punishment? .It Depends on Your Definition of War.

  An eleven year old girl recently made internet news when she declared collective punishment should not be used by her teacher as it violated  The Geneva Convention. The Daily…
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