"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Monday, February 13, 2012

Simple Math

Simple Math (coming to a state near you [1])

Common Core Standards adopted

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Silence from teachers, professional organizations, parents

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New tests, more tests, pre-tests, post-tests

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Silence from teachers, professional organizations, parents

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test-prep textbooks/ test-prep software aligned with CCS

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Silence from teachers, professional organizations, parents

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VAM teacher accountability, teacher merit pay

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Silence from teachers, professional organizations, parents

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Hiring TFA recruits, expanding corporate charter schools

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Silence from teachers, professional organizations, parents

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The end of universal public education*

*Hint: 1% wins again

[1] Like in South Carolina: Student testing to change (Charleston, SC, Post and Courier)

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