Month: January 2013

Looking for Money?

Interested in earning some extra money?  Pearson is advertising on Craigslist in Texas.  They are looking to pay $12 an hour for test scorers.  While one may think you need some sort of background in education in order to evaluate the high stakes tests that will determine the fates of teachers across the great state …

If you are on Facebook you can show your support for the Garfield High School teachers here. Colleagues of Garfield’s teachers show their support. Ed Notes with a letter to Seattle’s superintendent. If you are a parent and wish to have your own children opt out of standardized testing, this webinar may be for you. …

Imagine We Had a Real Governor?

Imagine we had a governor who said things like this about education… In the right order of things, education—the early fashioning of character and the formation of conscience—comes before legislation. Nothing is more determinative of our future than how we teach our children. If we fail at this, we will sow growing social chaos and …

MORE Presidential Candidate in the NY Times; More on Seattle

Michael Powell with a great read in the New York Times about Mayor Bloomberg’s fight with the UFT.  Julie Cavanagh, a teacher in Red Hook, Brooklyn, who is running for UFT President this year as the MORE caucus’ candidate, was quoted several times in the story, including this gem… “The ‘bad teacher’ narrative as a …

Interested in Opting Out?

If you are a parent who is interested in having your child opt out of standardized testing this year (because, you know, it is destroying the profession you work in) you will want to take a look at this site… United Opt Out National, The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform