Tag: Common Core

KYE- NYS Senators John J. Flanagan and Ken LaValle

Way back in July, before Dr. Rella became a celebrity, before we called for John King’s firing, and before we rallied for public ed, we announced a new series of posts that we would be writing this year.  That series would be broken into two parts.  One part titled “Know Your Friends” (KYF) and one …

Corporate Interests & the Common Core

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Everyone thinks John King should resign!… and other assorted notes

Our friend Diane Ravitch today called for the resignation of New York State Education Commissioner John King.  Citing the harm King has done to children and educators, Ravitch is calling on all concerned parents, educators, and citizens of New York State to contact the New York State Board of Regents to demand the resignation of John …

An Interview with Dr. Joseph Rella

We were fortunate enough to grab a few thoughts from Dr. Rella on his recent celebrity, his interaction with our elected officials, mainstream media’s creative filtering, and most importantly, what we can do to continue to stand up for public education. PJSTA: You obviously couldn’t have imagined that your letter to elected officials would go …

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 …