Learning from the Bay State’s mistake By James Stergios & Lindsey Burke 07/25/2011 James Stergios is executive director of The Pioneer Institute. Lindsey Burke is an education policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation. They are co-hosts of an event, National Standards and Tests, set for 12:30 p.m. July 27 at The Heritage Foundation.
Common-Core Writers Craft Curriculum Criteria Catherine Gewertz July 22, 2011 Education Week …crossing the line into telling teachers how to teach. Working under a contract with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation… One central tension in the discussion has been trying to address the need for instructional tools without dictating pedagogy; another has been the […]
The Dangerous Intersection of National Standards and Vouchers Imposing a Federal Curriculum on Private Schools – Why Voucher Programs that Require State Tests Are So Dangerous Education Liberty Watch June 20th, 2011 Wichita Observer
Real shame of APS cheating: “We have let testing corporations make mockery of education.” Maureen Downey Stephanie Jones July 14, 2011 Atlanta Journal Constitution It is widely known in educational research that the tests are poorly written, often scored incorrectly and by non-educators, and often evaluate pre-existing knowledge rather than content learned in school. It […]
“Jeb Bush’s Education Foundation Makes Unsupported Claims, Ignores Facts to Push Agenda” Posted on June 30, 2011 by Bob Sikes Scathing Purple Musings
Review of Florida Formula for Student Achievement: Lessons for the Nation William J. Mathis (University of Colorado at Boulder) June 30, 2011 National Education Policy Center NEPC This is a review of: Florida Formula for Student Achievement: Lessons for the Nation by Jeb Bush Foundation for Excellence in Education June 15, 2011
Confusion over National Standards Greg Forster June 24, 2011 Jay P. Greene’s Blog
Texas Pulling Out of Council of Chief State School Officers Sean Cavanagh on June 22, 2011 Education Week
The Rise of Venture Philanthropy and the Ongoing Neoliberal Assault on Public Education: The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation Saltman, Kenneth. (2009). Workplace, 16, 53-72.
Behind Grass-Roots School Advocacy, Bill Gates SAM DILLON May 21, 2011 The New York Times