This is the third piece in a series called “Out on Good Behavior: Teaching Math While Looking Over Your Shoulder” by Barry Garelick.
J.R. Wilson: Do states that make noise about Common Core want to repeal, revise, replace, rebrand, or update their standards?
Barry Garelick: I hoped I would be allowed autonomy in my new teaching job, but for the most part, I was glad they brought me in out of the rain.
Sandra Stotsky: To know why kids who, at the end of 3rd grade, have low reading achievement we should look at how their teachers were trained and tested.
A new report seems to make the case that Pearson is encouraging the privatization of schooling, reducing the need for trained teachers, and the accumulation of data.
Articles noticing parental dissent over several education trends does not mean parents did not speak out before instead they just went ignored.
J.R. Wilson: When will that system start listening to the parent voice? What will have to happen to get the system to listen and act based on the parent voice?
Richard P. Phelps: In the realm of education testing policy cherry pickers have run the show for over three decades. It’s time to unrig the research.
Ann Marie Banfield: When the College Board hired a political operative as their President, that brought with it the possibility of more politicization and indoctrination.
Niki Hayes reviews DIVE online math and science programs after a phone conversation with Dr. David Shormann about the math program he created.