Education News 01.09.14

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January 9, 2014

Dr. Martin Haberman 1932 – 2012

Daily News

Holder’s New School Discipline Guidelines: Stop Targeting Minorities
“A routine school disciplinary infraction should land a student in the principal’s office, not in a police precinct,”.

Eight Million Dollar Settlement! – Child Abuse by School Staff
…they will pay $8 million to the families of eight kindergarten special education students over a teacher child abuse case

Obama minions could school your kids
Zakiyah Ansari, advocacy director for Alliance for Quality Education, serves on de Blasio’s transition committee tasked with helping to craft policies

Arkansas Mother Obliterates Common Core
Arkansas Mother Obliterates Common Core in 4 Minutes! – YouTube.


Commentaries and Reports

Alan J. Singer: Goodbye Mayor Bloomberg, Goodbye 2013 and Hope for a better 2014.
Michael F. Shaughnessy – Bloomberg’s strategy was characterized by authoritarian centralized control and no respect for experience or the opinion’s of others.

The Global Search for Education: It’s an App App App App World!
Dr. Howard Gardner and Katie Davis discuss with me what they believe it means to be “app-dependent” versus “app-enabled,”

Common Core and the EduTech Abyss
Michelle Malkin – Apple, Pearson, Google, Microsoft, and Amplify are all cashing in on the federal standards/testing/textbook racket.


We’ve become a society of wusses
Deborah Simmons – Mr. Holder and Mr. Duncan substituted federal race-based propositions that again target students of color as menaces to society.

Should principals stop visiting classrooms?
Daniel Willingham – What does it mean for an administrator to be an instructional leader?

Higher Education

College plays the race card, literally, in anti-whiteness play
“Being white in America comes with this legacy all its own, and while I may not know why I am white, I know that I can help change that legacy.”

Academies ‘improved after switching’
Schools in England which opted to become academies have improved more quickly than those staying as local authority schools


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