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Jul 28, 2014 by

Chester Finn, Jr. (Bill Gates lined Finn’s pockets} has been a “troublemaker” all his life, so much so that he chose the term...

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Recognizing an American Hero: ...

Jul 27, 2014 by

by Nakonia (Niki) Hayes - Seeking recognition for a hero in mathematics education may be a waste of time since so many Americans’...

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Money Can’t Buy Public Support...

Jul 26, 2014 by

Glenn Beck hosted an anti-Common Core extravaganza tonight. At least in my neck of the woods, the theaters that live-streamed the...

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Alice Linahan and Others Defen...

Jul 25, 2014 by

“Alice Linahan and Others Defend Children’s Hearts and Minds: SBOE Testimony”   On July 19, 2014, Alice Linahan testified at the...

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Better Teacher or Different Su...

Jul 24, 2014 by

An Interview with Alan J. Singer:  Better Teacher or Different Subject? Michael F. Shaughnessy - 1) Alan in one of your recent posts,...

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If Colleges Are Skeptical of C...

Jul 24, 2014 by

Robby Soave – As the tide turns against the national Common Core education standards, its backers are desperate to recruit new...

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Justice Is Not Only Blind, But...

Jul 24, 2014 by

Julia Steiny – Sometimes achieving Justice is as simple as listening until the victim feels heard. Increasingly, the formal...

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Texplainer: Does AP U.S. Histo...

Jul 24, 2014 by

Since Common Core launched five years ago, Texas has refused to participate in the initiative to set uniform academic standards...

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George Patton’s Summer of 1944...

Jul 24, 2014 by

Nearly 70 years ago, the lieutenant general began his advance toward the German border. By Victor Davis Hanson Nearly 70 years ago,...

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math...

Jul 24, 2014 by

Other than “Americans Stink at Math”, almost everything she says is wrong.  Decades-old (century?) math ed mythology....

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An Interview with Monita Leavi...

Jul 23, 2014 by

Michael F. Shaughnessy 1) First of all, tell us about yourselves, your education and experience. Monita Leavitt, Ph.D., is an...

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Civil Rights Enforcement Gone ...

Jul 23, 2014 by

Richard A. Epstein – On January 8, 2014, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office for Civil...

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The Nation’s Sympathy fo...

Jul 23, 2014 by

Everyone’s favorite far-left rag writes mash notes to the Castros. The communist apologists over at the Nation, the...

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It’s time to scrutinize ...

Jul 22, 2014 by

Amy Lawson, a fifth-grade teacher at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del., helps student Melody Fritz with an English...

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Half of teachers leave the job...

Jul 21, 2014 by

By Alexandria Neason Amid intense debate about new education standards, and teacher tenure and pay, the Alliance for Excellent...

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Review of Teachers Vs the Publ...

Jul 21, 2014 by

Have reformers considered all the options? By David Steiner Teachers Versus the Public: What Americans think about schools and how to...

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The Plot Against Merit

Jul 21, 2014 by

Seeking racial balance, liberal advocates want to water down admissions standards at New York’s elite high schools. In 2004,...

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Colleges Want Students with Ch...

Jul 19, 2014 by

SATs are on their way out, but new tests aren’t quite ready. Jon Boeckenstedt devours data. As DePaul University’s associate vice...

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Recovery School District goes ...

Jul 17, 2014 by

In 2003 Louisiana’s state department of education created the Recovery School District (RSD). New Orleans’s schools were...

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An Interview with Rick Hess: F...

Jul 17, 2014 by

Michael F. Shaughnessy 1) Rick you have just done a presentation with Randi Weingarten about the California decision, and some...

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