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 Howard Dean and the Democratic Party owe Teachers and Parents an Apology

A piece by Cheryl Gibbs Binkley,  It was originally posted on her blog – http://3rdmilleniumteacher.blogspot.com/2015/02/why-howard-dean-and-democratic-party.html Why Howard Dean and the Democratic Party owe Teachers and Parents an Apology On  February 2  Howard Dean came out with an article in Salon supporting Teach for America and insisting that the current controversies over Education Reform  were no more than…

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,…

Jia Lee’s Call to Action: Let all Teachers be “Teachers of Conscience”

“Remember that fear is natural, but there is greater fear in knowing what will happen if we don’t take a stand.”   – Jia Lee  The following is a War Report on Public Education and Living in Dialogue exclusive interview with Jia Lee.  By Lucianna Sanson. Jia Lee, a special education teacher at the Earth School in…

The Top-10 Most Unwanted List—the Enemies of Public Education

From author, educator and education blogger Lloyd Lofthouse.  His writing can be found at: http://crazynormaltheclassroomexpose.com/ The Top-10 Most Unwanted List—the Enemies of Public Education This list reveals the most dangerous enemies of public education and how they earned their spot in infamy. To discover why they landed on this list, click the links included with each name…