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A look at the MAP test and Value Added Measures (VAM)

Beginning this fall, teachers who have been on this system for two school years prior to 2012-2013, and who teach tested subjects and grades, will receive a student growth rating … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Weekly Update: The Chicago teachers strike and where it all began

The Weekly Update for the news and views you might have missed. Words can’t begin to express my gratitude for this. I’m a very proud middle school reading teacher in … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update: Arne Duncan mic checked, Brian Jones on Racism, Class and Education, and students speak up in South Bronx

Another busy week in the world of education so let’s get started. First up, Arne Duncan gets mic checked in Austin. Go Occupy Austin! and the Parents Across America affiliate, … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Weekly Update: It’s the Poverty Stupid and the Crazy Talk of Teacher Evaluations Based on Test Scores

As many of us have been saying over and over again, it’s not an “achievement gap”, it’s an “economic gap”, it is income disparity that has created the chasm between … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Part 3: Washington State Bill Proposals HB 2427/SB 6203 and HB 2451: Teacher evaluations based on test scores: The Washington Education Association responds

It looks like my query went out far and wide. I have received responses from all over the country on teacher evaluations particularly as it pertains to the Washington State … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 3 Comments

Teacher and Principal Evaluations: New York Principals Say “No”

In a recent post regarding the governor’s budget, I describe how everything has been slashed in the education part of the budget except the ed reform push for teacher and … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Race to the Top is a Race Off a Cliff

Thank goodness that our state didn’t go aggressively after the Race to the Top bribe although we had our own state PTA pushing for it along with the corporate backed … Continue reading

November 7, 2011 · 7 Comments

Stand for Children, School Board Elections, Washington State PTA and Charter Schools

Stand for Children, School Board Elections, the Washington State PTA, Charter Schools and Chad Magendanz. As I previously posted in Stand for Children Stands for the Rich and Powerful, Stand … Continue reading

October 10, 2011 · 12 Comments