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…

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…

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…

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…