Monthly Archives: December 2013

What if Common Core Had Followed the Democratic Process?

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On December 2, 2013, I posted a piece that focused on the governor-business hybrid nonprofit, Achieve, Inc. The post also included information on one of the “lead writers” of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Sue…

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Petrilli’s Hammer & the poverty has nothing to do with PISA argument

Originally posted on School Finance 101:
Mike Petrilli over at TB Fordham has made his case for why differences in national economic context do little to substantively explain variations in PISA scores. He frames his argument in terms of Occam’s Razor,…

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More on Failing Writing, and Students

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, I taught English in the rural South Carolina high school I attended as a student. Many of those years, I taught Advanced Placement courses as part of my…

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