Month: December 2012

Yes, we still have school on Friday

33 schools in Michigan will be closed tomorrow, due to the impending end of the world.  Comsewogue will be open.  Enjoy your vacation everyone!

“Yesterday I was a union thug…”

Thanks to Fred Klonsky for this gem…

Wednesday Link Around

A few links to keep you busy the week before the holidays (because I know you weren’t busy already)… Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post reports that NY State test scores are expected to plummet this year.  Reality-based educator notes, “As Rick Hess noted in this blog post, proponents of Common Core have deliberately raised the …

“Unsatisfactory” Teacher of the Year

President Obama, Arne Duncan, Jeb Bush, Bill Gates, and the rest of the fools championing the use of assessments to destroy public education evaluate teachers may want to take a look at the story in Florida where elementary teacher Kim Cook was recently named “Teacher of the Year” while, at the same time, receiving an …

Behind Closed Doors at an ALEC Meeting

Public school teacher Sabrina Stevens got behind closed doors at an ALEC meeting.  Diane Ravitch calls ALEC “the most influential voice in the nation on education policy.”