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Eureka Math. . . (I can think of another expletive to describe it.)

September 28, 2014

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This is an update to a story I’ve been meaning to get back to for a while on Louisiana’s textbook selection and adoption process. According to my sources Louisiana required most vendors to pay 500 dollars per book to evaluate each grade level of each subject. I have no details of where those dollars went. […]

What the recent US Chamber of Commerce Report on Education Shows: We Need New Education Leaders and School Choice is Clearly Not the Answer.

September 22, 2014

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Enclosed is my letter/response to an editorial that appeared September 22, in AmericanPress.com, under the title WE MUST DEMAMD MORE FROM EDUCATION.   Once again Reformers have touted a new report that they think endorses their actions, while it actually does the opposite.  In the recent editorial “WE MUST DEMAMD MORE FROM EDUCATION” that appeared […]

WBOK appearance today from 10:30 to 11 on LDOE standardized score manipulation

September 22, 2014

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I will be on WBOK in New Orleans today at 10:30 to 11am Central Time talking about test score manipulation by LDOE as discussed in my blog entry “Standardized Lying” http://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/standardized-lying/ Dr Raynard Sanders contacted me on Friday to book me for a brief discussion on The New Orleans Imperative.  My post was based on […]

I was honored this past weekend (and I accidentally lied)

September 18, 2014

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When I wrote my earlier post about simply attending the Rising Tide new media conference in New Orleans this past weekend I was really just planning to check it out and meet up with some folks. When I wrote that post I was not intending on speaking, just mingling . . . and then I […]

Punk Rock Education Style

September 16, 2014

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Originally posted on Dad Gone Wild:
In 1977 I fell in love with Punk Rock. In 1977 that wasn’t an easy thing to do. There was no internet. There was no Spotify. Punk Rock wasn’t covered by any major magazines. So to fall in love you had to somehow tap into this magical network of…

The recent visual and virtual reminder of the need for strong student privacy laws

September 11, 2014

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I think the internet just exploded. At least, that’s what I’m thinking based on the number of articles I’ve seen come out in the last few days on the latest hacking scandal involving the Apple iCloud storage system involving “private” stolen celebrity photos of their, uhm, privates. You would think the world was coming to […]

Rising Tide Conference this weekend

September 9, 2014

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If anyone is looking for an excuse to go to New Orleans this weekend I can give you a few right now. This Saturday, September 13, the annual Rising Tide Social Media conference will be held at Xavier University. I heard about this conference a few years ago and I’ve been curious about it ever […]

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