No two fingerprints are alike. Children have more individual differences than their fingerprints do.

From educator and education blogger Ken Previti No two fingerprints are alike. Your child is forced to comply with state mandated, high stakes tests that label each one for life in order to profit a few multinational corporate investors and the legislators they finance. Children have more individual differences than their fingerprints do. REFUSE. OPT…

Publishing Giant Pearson Hauls in Billions in Education Dollars: But Do Students Benefit?

Professor, activist and education blogger Paul Thomas’ piece first appeared on Alternet – http://www.alternet.org/education/publishing-giant-pearson-hauls-billions-education-dollars-do-students-benefit Publishing Giant Pearson Hauls in Billions in Education Dollars: But Do Students Benefit? Leave it to Oscar Wilde to get things right. Writing about late-19th-century British attitudes regarding the poor, the Irish writer and social critic concluded, “Their remedies are part of the…

Education advocate and fellow education blogger Helen Gym Is Running for City Council!

Great news from Philadelphia…. Philadelphia: Helen Gym Is Running for City Council More information as it becomes available.  Diane Ravitch ported the following earlier today; Helen Gym, the articulate and tireless parent advocate for Philadelphia public schools, is running for City Council. Here is a 30-second video of Helen. She has already been endorsed by the…

Why Won’t Arne Duncan and Other True Believers in High-Stakes Testing Face Reality?

John Thompson is an educator, eduction blogger and award-winning historian.  His commentary pieces can be found on the Huffington Post.  This piece can be found at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-thompson/why-wont-arne-duncan-and_b_6542854.html Why Won’t Arne Duncan and Other True Believers in High-Stakes Testing Face Reality? Democrats who support test-driven reform are showcasing a kinder, gentler soundbite to defend the indefensible. No…

Teachers: A Call to Conscience

Teachers’ Letters of Professional Conscience is a new blog; Their role and mission is introduced as follows; As Teachers of Professional Conscience we object to the use of toxic high stakes testing.   We object to the commodification of children as a source of income for testing corporations.  We object to the sorting, ranking, labeling, and…