Washington State Democratic Party Committee Votes to Reject Common Core

Educator, author and education blogger Anthony Cody reports; The Central Committee of the Washington State Democratic Party has passed a resolution that roundly condemns the Common Core standards. This is the first time a statewide Democratic Party committee has taken a public position against the Common Core, and it happened in the back yard of…

THE REAL EDUCATION CRISIS?

From Paul Thomas at https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com For Education Week‘s Quality Counts 2015, Christina A. Samuels opens a piece on early reading with the following: Children who are not reading proficiently by 3rd grade are widely seen as being in academic crisis. Educators are increasingly looking for actions they can take in the younger grades—even as early as…

EDUCATION JOURNALISM DESERVES AN F: A READER

From Paul Thomas’ https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com On the local evening news, a story ran recently about closing down a popular segment of a relatively new rail trail to work on the crumbling infrastructure of pipes crossing beneath the trail and nearby roads. As part of the story, the on-air reporter chatted with two women who frequently walk along…