Monthly Archives: April 2014

“It’s poverty, stupid….”

It is maddening. Obama and Duncan continue to roll out the construct of Race to the Top and common core testing as an educational solution whose time has come….when “it is poverty, stupid” Leaders in the field, qualified and respected … Continue reading

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a sense of place at the house of dance and feathers

“Colorful History Documented Mardi Gras Indian S&P Club Cultural Education Center Ronald W. Lewis Director” In the Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, lives a man whose life is dedicated to preserving a culture that could have been washed away by…

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Low Tech Low

This is written by another teacher who has been on a similar quest to mine… Relationships… a sense of place… respect, trust,  and technology.  This is part of a recipe that is working very well in a school in San … Continue reading

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PLAY IS…

This is something to remember and to live by no matter if you work with young people and their families or if you are in the midst of parenting….         From Young Children Magazine…a publication of the … Continue reading

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Dear Common Core Curriculum Commissariat and Ministry of Truth: by Robert Shepherd

  From Robert Shepherd via Diane Ravitch’s blog….. Dear Common Core Curriculum Commissariat and Ministry of Truth: Orwell did not mean for 1984 to be a public policy manual. Democracy might be dead in the United States, but we intend … Continue reading

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Robert Shepherd: The Remarkable But True Tale of the Birth of Common Core

This is an overview of how to really play monopoly; implementing a business plan that masquerades as educative excellence….and promises liberty and justice for all. This is unconscionable, unbridled capitalism, the same capitalism that is committing ecocide- http://truth-out.org/news/item/22999-evidence-of-acceleration-on-all-fronts-of-anthropogenic-climate-disruption -as we … Continue reading

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Yong Zhao: The Secrets of China’s Success on PISA

It continues to make me uneasy when high scores on the PISA exams are hailed as expressing the high quality of an education program in a particular country or state. China’s scores have been very high… but.. read more…   … Continue reading

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Going Up the Slide… No Bullies Showed Up!

Going Up the Slide… No Bullies Showed Up!.

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about this project

updated page FYI   about this project.

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On Children and Childhood

This author has expressed something that generally stays unspoken but oppressively present. An insight into attitudes toward riding bicycles took my breath, (most likely because it has been a very real experience of mine)—while connecting to the unexamined yet clear … Continue reading

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