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

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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