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…

Opt out, guilt free! Minnesota Department of Education weighs in

Sarah Lahm is a writer and Education Blogger.  Her writing can be found at: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/sarahlahm. She also works with http://act4education.org/ in Minnesota. The following important post is from last year; Ready to opt out but worried that your local school will lose money if you do? Relax. According to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), testing and…

2014 at Living in Dialogue: Independent Media Grows

By Anthony Cody. A newly independent Living in Dialogue, and my first book on the shelves made this an eventful year for me. The challenge of organizing the first annual conference for the Network for Public Education filled the first few months, and the Public Education Nation event in Brooklyn was another highlight. Can we,…