The High-Stakes Testing/Common Core Connection to New Teacher Ed. Regulations

Nancy Bailey was a special education for many years. She left teaching due to the current reforms that are taking over the nation’s classrooms. She is now an education blogger and author, writing about the teaching profession and public schools that are critically important to the future of America and its children. Her book is…

Should the Federal Government Be Determining How States Evaluate Teachers?

Education Blogger Jan Resseger on whether the federal government should be determining how states evaluate teachers… Senator Lamar Alexander, chair of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, held another hearing this week on the potential reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, since 2002 called No Child Left Behind (NCLB).…

Background On the High Stakes Testing Opt Out Movement in Louisiana

Jason France, educator,education activist and the education blogger known as Crazy Crawfish, is running for the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) board for District 6 which is current held by BESE President and career politician Chas Roemer.  You can read more of Jason France’s writing at: https://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com Unless you are already opting your kids out of…

It’s a Matter of Trust – My Testimony to the Governor’s PARCC Study Commission

Sarah Blaine is a education blogger, educator, lawyer, mother and education activist.  Her blog is parentingthecore Today, I joined a group of about 40 amazing parents, teachers, school board members (although all of them gave the caveat that they were testifying in their personal capacities) and even an amazing Superintendent to testify publicly before Governor…

Charter Schools USA Expands – Qualifies for Handout From Taxpayers

Bob Sikes and his great blog, Scathing Purple Musings, is back after a break.  Once an athletic trainer for the New York, Sikes became a teacher and now a major education blogger. From Brian Brandel in South Florida Business Journal: Charter Schools USA, one of the largest for-profit operators of charter schools in the nation, qualified…