Alabama opts to remain stupid

March 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

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No doubt Common Core is imperfect, but at least its goals are aspirational — something Tea Party types won’t abide. They claim it’s the heavy hand of big government they fear, but [...]

Onward Christian robots

July 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Republican Party of Texas seeks a ban on critical thinking. You can’t make this stuff up. We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical [...]

No Test Score Left Intact

March 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

A fairly remarkable piece of journalism by the AJC, which analyzed test results for 69,000 public schools and found “high concentrations of suspect math or reading scores in school systems [...]

The University of Texas Inc.

August 5, 2011 // 1 Comment

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It may not be long before George W. Bush’s title as worst president from Texas is usurped. Rick Perry, often described as Bush on steroids, has spearheaded an effort to “re-engineer [...]

Why I’m tough on teachers

July 10, 2011 // 5 Comments

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My experience with public school teachers was decidedly mixed. I had some good ones. A few were inspirational. I had a tough-as-hell advanced math teacher (one of the mistakes of testing; I had zero [...]

Dumb-ass Americans

May 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Three more cheers for the American education system (via Shit My Students Write): The rebel and onion armies showed grose negligence by having many of their battles right inside national parks, like [...]

A nation of Adam Sandlers

July 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

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Wanna know why our education system sucks? Guys like this are teachers: This Wednesday, July 14, 2010 photo shows teacher and author Ray Sabini, who goes by the pen name Raymond Bean, during an [...]

Preschool prom

April 30, 2010 // 2 Comments

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In metro Atlanta and a few cities across the nation, some early childhood programs are giving their students a chance to experience prom, senior week and senior class trips before they march across [...]
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