Posts from March 2015

Posted Mar. 31, 2015

Opting Out Is Not Progressive

Lately I’ve noticed a lot of my fellow left-leaning parents on Chicago’s North Side decrying the state’s new standardized test, PARCC. Those with kids in…

By J. Gordon Wright

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Posted Mar. 31, 2015

Why Do We Need a Sign to Remind Us Not to Run Over Other People’s Kids?

Mike Petrilli kicked off an intense and illuminating debate recently (see here, here, and here) when he seemed to blame the lagging academic achievement of…

By Marianne Lombardo

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Don’t Block. Let’s Talk.

I practically have blisters from blocking / muting today. The stupid (& its allies) may not be contagious, but why take a chance. #MDAWisdom —…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

John Thompson: A Teacher Proposes a Different Framework for Accountability

Since Education Post publicly launched last September, we have had the privilege of getting to know people across the policy spectrum who are passionate about…

By John Thompson

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Audrey Hill: A Teacher Proposes a Different Framework for Accountability

Since Education Post publicly launched last September, we have had the privilege of getting to know people across the policy spectrum who are passionate about…

By Audrey Hill

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Educators Who See the Potential in Every Child Inspire Us All

Eric Brandt gets it. He knows there are gaps—in achievement, opportunities, and beliefs—between his own two boys and the children that he serves every day…

By Charlie Cummings

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

Make Net Neutrality a Net Win for Students and Rural Communities

There is one thing we know for certain about net neutrality: it’s a quagmire of conspiracy theories, accusations and picking sides. But if we don’t…

By Bev Perdue

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Posted Mar. 30, 2015

You Can’t Make a Claim About Military Families Without Providing Some Evidence

More Military Families Choosing Homeschooling Over Common Core, an article out of Breitbart, actually points to several sources extolling the benefits of Common Core for military families—including Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley (commanding general of the United States Army Accessions Command), Achieve, Inc., the Military Child Education Coalition and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. As the title suggests, though, the article goes on to…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted Mar. 27, 2015

Who Is Investing in Our Future?

Candidates and pundits talk nonstop about our national priorities and what it takes to be globally competitive. I see it in their (and their PACs’)…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Mar. 27, 2015

Our Students Are Talking But We’re Not Listening

“So, do I just give zeros to the kids who slept through the final?” This was a serious question posed to me one day, and…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Feb. 20, 2018

I Can Empathize With Parkland But the Reality Is My Students Face Gun Violence Daily

It may be strange to say, but, as a teacher, I feel totally disconnected from the seemingly weekly occurrence that is the horror of mass…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Feb. 16, 2018

This Story About Justin Bieber and Mac & Cheese Is Why I Love Teaching

I want to tell you a little story about macaroni and cheese and the battle of Lawrence Welk versus Justin Bieber. I could not write…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 20, 2018

The Struggle to Find the Perfect Standardized Test Is Real

So it looks like the standardized test known as Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is now a dead man walking…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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