Month: December 2015

You Are Still Being Evaluated on Tests

“There are teacher evaluations that are in the report and they are connected to tests, either state tests or locally approved tests,” Cuomo said on Sunday in Syracuse. A must read from Reality-Based Educator.

Let’s End Top Down Unionism

I have to thank my friend Norm Scott over at Ed Notes Online for the piece he recently wrote on the demise of the UFT’s blog Edwize.  I’ll admit that I had never even heard of Edwize.  But then again I don’t… Read More

Reaction to the Common Core Task Force Recommendations

Governor Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force released their recommendations Thursday and, at first glance, they were better than I was expecting.  There was a lot to like on the surface, so let’s take a look at the highlights from the governor’s press release…… Read More

Common Core Panel’s Recommendations

Politico New York is claiming that Governor Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force is ready to make recommendations now that it’s statewide “We’re not listening!” tour has concluded. Via Keshia Clukey in Politico New York… In its draft report of recommendations to the… Read More

Statement on Muslim Rhetoric

We, as educators of conscience, stand in defense of our Muslim Sisters and Brothers and formally denounce any and all anti-Muslim rhetoric and sentiment. American communities and their schools should be safe havens for all students, and we as educators must stand… Read More