Month: August 2013

A Few Links to Check Out

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a group of people (also see here) whose job is to dig up dirt on Diane Ravitch (a friend of ours) and discredit her. One of the best bloggers around, Reality-Based Educator, who we have linked to many… Read More

#SNSRally Going Forward

An estimated 2,000 people converged on Comsewogue High School yesterday to tell the powers that be what they should do with the Common Core State Standards.  The crowd, a mixture of teachers, administrators, parents, students, and other concerned citizens turned out despite… Read More

The PJSTA Agenda

The PJSTA has been ahead of the curve regarding the testing issue, as is evident by the fact that every PJSTA member was given a PJSTA shirt in April with the message, ” Our students are worth more than a test score”…. Read More

Notes on the “Students, Not Scores!” Rally

Just a reminder, not that you should need it, that tomorrow is the “Students, Not Scores!” rally that grew out of Dr. Rella’s letters following the release of the NYS Common Core test scores.  The rally begins at 12:00 and is at… Read More

Don’t Stop Until King is Fired!

Yesterday Diane Ravitch called for the resignation of New York State’s Education Commissioner John King.  Assemblyman Steve Englebright agreed.  Ravitch encouraged us to contact the New York State Board of Regents and encourage them to call for King’s resignation.  On Long Island… Read More