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…

School Superintendents! Stop harassing parents for opting their children out of the Common Core SBAC Test

Jonathan Pelto is an education blogger and founder and manager of the Education Bloggers Network.  HIs blog, What, What? can be found at: http://jonathanpelto.com/ School Superintendents! Stop harassing parents for opting their children out of the Common Core SBAC Test With the Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Testing beginning in less than a month,…

Jeb, Arne, and Barack: Unlikely Buddies

From Diane Ravitch at http://dianeravitch.net/ Jeb, Arne, and Barack: Unlikely Buddies This scintillating article by Alex Leary in the Tampa Bay Times explores the curious but close alliance between Jeb Bush and the Obama administration. Jeb, Arne, and Barack are on the same page. They all believe in testing, high-stakes, charter schools, closing schools, and the…

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…