Category Archives: School has become testing facility

Corporate America Might Need Common Core, But Our “Outputs” Don’t

“Kill poverty not human beings.  Stop putting the value of money over the value of lives.” – Mahatma Gandhi December 8, 2013 Dear Allan Golston, This is in response to your editorial America’s Businesses Need the Common Core, which was posted … Continue reading

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Freedom to Teach, Freedom to Learn: A Year at Mission Hill

Chapter 8 – The World of Work What “college and career ready” really means Bill, “College and career ready” is one of your ed reform slogans that’s repeated ad nauseam.  Your way of achieving this goal is to use the … Continue reading

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“You have shackled me as a teacher.” – says Kentucky BAT.

Dear Mr. Gates, You have shackled me as a teacher.  My shackles consist of pre-, post, diagnostic, proficiency, state, and district assessments.  These shackles are held together by ‘review for The Test’, ‘prep for The Test’, ‘administer The Test’ and … Continue reading

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