Governor Andy Cuomo is not #whatkidsneed!

Ralph Ratto is a teacher and education blogger.  His blog is entitled Opine I will and can be found at: https://rlratto.wordpress.com/ Governor Andy Cuomo is not #whatkidsneed! Andy Cuomo, our sophomoric New York State Governor, claims to be the only student advocate, yet he is willing to hold the children of our state hostage as he…

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…

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…

Arne and Barack Target Schools of Education

Alan Singer is an education blogger, social studies educator and teaches at Hofstra University. This piece first appeared at the Huffington Post.  For original see: Arne and Barack Target Schools of Education Arne and Barack Target Schools of Education Congress is Republican. ISIS is on the march. Common Core and high-stakes testing are under attack. The…

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…