The Violence and Hatred of Common Core Fanatics

August 23, 2014

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It may come as no surprise to those of you/us who have been trying to point out the deficiencies of Common Core, that our input is often met with derision, hatred, venom and now even threats of violence. When I first wrote an article about my experience in with Common Core about a year ago […]

Peter Greene: Why So Many Teachers Turned Against Common Core

August 21, 2014

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Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The conservative journal “Education Next” reported a poll showing that support for Common Core plummeted among teachers from 76% to 46%. Conservative supporters of Common Core think that teachers are afraid of accountability but that doesn’t explain why 76% thought it was a good idea last year. Peter…

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So LDOE’s website went down, how did that go down?

August 21, 2014

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On Monday the 18th the LDOE website, Louisianabelieves.com went down for a few hours in the middle of the day. This was immediately tweeted about by Will Sentell and covered in the Advocate and KATC-TV 3 and nefarious reasons were given for this brief outage. The implications of the articles covering this story were that […]

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Common Core Chaos, Loss and Betrayal

August 21, 2014

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Recently I was interviewed by WAFB about the latest developments in Louisiana’s Common Core lawsuit saga and the recent court loss. You can see the full story here: http://www.wafb.com/story/26328975/common-core-debate-continues On a personal note, I was amused that this was a story I’d watched earlier in the day while working out, but without sound. I remember […]

Why the Jindal Loss Was Expected Regarding La.’s PARCC Injunction

August 20, 2014

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Originally posted on deutsch29:
On August 19, 2014, District Judge Todd Hernandez ruled that the Jindal administration’s suspension of the Louisiana state testing contract was to be temporarily lifted until the pro-Common Core (CCSS) full case against Jindal and his administration goes to court. (For backstory, click here.) I was surprised at the judge’s ruling because…

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Listen to my preliminary story on the RSD graduate cohort problems on WBOK this morning

August 18, 2014

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Listen to me this morning from a recorded show on WBOK from 10:30 am to 11:00am about the RSD graduate and dropout issue I just covered in my last blog post. http://streema.com/radios/play/20221

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Some Sad truths about RSD’s Grad Rate and Dropout numbers

August 17, 2014

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I have been warning LDOE for years that something fishy is going on with the grad rate across the state. John White, Chas Roemer and Reformers would just have you believe that “raising the bar” and having “higher expectations” for students is the only thing that Louisiana lacks. They ignore decades of history and Louisiana’s […]

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