Tag Archives: Race to the Top

Students and Teachers! The Unasked Question: Why Have School?

Rich Gibson, guest blogger, asks Why Have School? Dear Students and School Workers, Perhaps you can challenge your friends, teachers, and colleagues, or maybe torment the worst one, with a little exercise I use at the beginning of every class: … Continue reading

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New book: The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education – 2nd Edition

The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education – 2nd Edition Can Hope (Still) Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism? Edited by: Paul R. Carr, Université du Québec en Outaouais Brad J. Porfilio, CSU, East Bay A volume in the series: Critical … Continue reading

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Catch-22 and the Paradox of Teaching in the Age of Accountability (New issue of Critical Education)

Critical Education has just published its latest issue at http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/criticaled. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest. Thanks for the continuing interest in our … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the New York State Regents from New York State Professors Against High Stakes Testing

Open Letter to the New York State Regents from New York State Professors Against High Stakes Testing March 30, 2012 As lifelong educators and researchers, from across the State of New York, we strongly oppose New York State’s continued reliance on high … Continue reading

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Special report on Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal

In the wake of the recent Atlanta Public Schools test cheating scandal, Critical Education has just published a special report examining the performance of Atlanta students on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The report, written by Lawrence C. Stedman, … Continue reading

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Results don’t matter in Obama’s “Race to the Top”

The New York Times reports today on Montgomery County (MD) Schools’ highly regarded teacher evaluation system. The district’s Peer Assistance and Review program is not acceptable under Obama’s “Race to the Top” plan, because it does not make student test … Continue reading

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Singer: Don’t know much about—history, geography or civics.

Don’t Know Much About – History, Geography or Civics By Alan Singer In April 1943, as the United States prepared to invade Nazi dominated Europe and hopefully rebuild the continent on democratic foundations, the nation was shook, at least mildly, … Continue reading

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Rouge Forum Update: October Special!

Rouge Forum Update: October Special! Starters–a poem REAL ESTATE RULES (Scott Stringer, Manhattan borough president: “The entrance fee to live here is a million-dollar condo.” — The New York Times, July 4) “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled … Continue reading

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Rouge Forum Update: The Sky is NOT Falling. NOT! Falling. NOT Falling!

The Sky is NOT Falling. NOT! Falling. NOT Falling! Reminder: Nominations for the Rouge Forum Steering Committee go to Community Coordinator

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Rouge Forum Update: Resistance News! Wars! Pestilence! Attacks on Teachers! The Response! And More!

The Rouge Forum blog, complete with notices of great recent publications about schools and society is here. And here are two samples: Kim Scipes: The AFL-CIO’s Secret War Against Developing Countries–Solidarity or Sabotage [pdf] (20% discount!) Don Perl: Book Chapter … Continue reading

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