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Monday, March 21

  1. page Problems with rollout of CCNS edited ... Caitlin Emma, "Common Core Repeal Costs Oklahoma its NCLB Waiver," Politico, Aug. 20…
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    Caitlin Emma, "Common Core Repeal Costs Oklahoma its NCLB Waiver," Politico, Aug. 2014.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/oklahoma-common-core-no-child-left-behind-waiver-110421.html
    Peter Greene, "Zombie Core," Curmudgucation blog, Mar. 2016.
    http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2016/03/zombie-core.html

    Public Opinion of Common Core
    Peter Greene, "NY Poll Delivers Bad News for CCSS," Curmudgucation blog, Jul. 2014.
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  2. page Problems with standardized tests edited ... Purchase or rent here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/standardized Last Week Tonight with John Ol…
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    Purchase or rent here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/standardized
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Standardized Testing (HBO), May 2015.
    Steven Singer, "Blinded by Pseudo-Science: Standardized Testing is Modern-Day Eugenics," GadflyOnTheWall blog, Mar. 2016.
    https://gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/blinded-by-pseudoscience-standardized-testing-is-modern-day-eugenics/

    Jersey Jazzman, "Standardized Tests: Symptoms, not Causes," Jersey Jazzman blog, May 2015.
    "This can't be stressed enough in the testing debates: we design tests not based on objective criteria, but on socially constructed frameworks that assume some of us are above average, some of us are below, and most of us are in the middle."
    http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2015/05/standardized-tests-symptoms-not-causes.html
    The Network for Public Education's press release calling for "Congressional hearings to investigate the over-emphasis, misapplication, costs, and poor implementation of high-stakes standardized testing in the nation’s K-12 public schools," Mar. 2014.
    http://www.networkforpubliceducation.org/2014/03/press-release-npe-calls-for-congressional-hearings/
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  3. page Home edited ... For example, here's a good overview of Common Core problems by Diane Ravitch, published in Jan…
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    For example, here's a good overview of Common Core problems by Diane Ravitch, published in Jan. 2014:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/01/18/everything-you-need-to-know-about-common-core-ravitch/
    And here is a synopsis of a research brief published by the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education, from Mar. 2016 (also includes the original brief):
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/03/16/education-researchers-blast-common-core-standards-urge-ban-on-high-stakes-tests/

    P.L. Thomas, "Rational and Evidence-Based Responses to Standards Advocates and Critics," The Becoming Radical blog, Aug. 2014.
    http://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/rational-and-evidence-based-responses-to-standards-advocates-and-critics/
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Wednesday, July 8

  1. page Articles with general or diverse criticisms edited ... Joshua Katz, "The Toxic Culture of Education," TedX University of Akron, May 2014. …
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    Joshua Katz, "The Toxic Culture of Education," TedX University of Akron, May 2014.
    This powerful presentation by a Florida high school math teacher addresses more than just Common Core.
    Common Core Teacher Day in California, Brought to you by the Gates Foundation," Living in Dialogue, Jul. 2015.
    http://www.livingindialogue.com/common-core-teacher-day-in-california-brought-to-you-by-the-gates-foundation/

    Dawn Neely-Randall, "Teacher: No Longer Can I Throw My Students to the Testing Wolves," Valerie Strauss' Answer Sheet on Washington Post, Sep. 2014.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/09/05/teacher-no-longer-can-i-throw-my-students-to-the-testing-wolves/
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    and talks about why it is a horrible word for schools, Apr. 2014.
    Carol Burris, "Four Common Core 'Flimflams'," Valerie Strauss' Answer Sheet in the Washington Post, Sep. 2014.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/09/17/four-common-core-flimflams/
    Anthony Cody, "Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal Errors," EdWeek blog, Nov. 2013.
    http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2013/11/common_core_standards_ten_colo.html
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    It is causing strife within families as the homework assignments associated with the CORE are ones students have difficulty coping with and most parents are unfamiliar with.
    Betsy Piette, "For-Profit Tech Corporations Gain from Common Core Testing," Workers World, Jun. 2014.
    http://www.workers.org/articles/2014/06/17/profit-tech-corporations-gain-common-core-testing/
    Kris Nielsen, "Common Core: The Snickers Bar of Education," At The Chalk Face blog, May 2013.
    Excellent use of an extended metaphor to make an important point.
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  2. page Data Mining and Privacy Issues edited ... Excerpt: “Nothing in this bill would have stopped the outrageous data-grab of inBloom, or any …
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    Excerpt: “Nothing in this bill would have stopped the outrageous data-grab of inBloom, or any of the other companies set to take its place. We need a far stronger bill to do the job that parents are demanding: protecting their children’s privacy and safety from breaches and unwarranted data-mining.”
    http://www.studentprivacymatters.org/?p=193
    Diane Ravitch, "1984 Arrives Thirty Years Late: Say Goodby to Privacy Forever if This Bill Passes," Diane Ravitch's blog, Jun. 2015.
    http://dianeravitch.net/2015/06/22/1984-arrives-thirty-years-late-say-goodby-to-privacy-forever-if-this-bill-passes/
    Farai Chideya, "No Child Left Un-Mined? Student Privacy at Risk in the Age of Big Data," The Intercept, Jun. 2015.
    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/06/27/child-left-un-mined/
    Adrienne Hill, "A Day in the Life of a Data-Mined Kid," Marketplace, Sep. 2014.
    http://www.marketplace.org/topics/education/learningcurve/day-life-data-mined-kid

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Monday, May 25

  1. page Problems with standardized tests edited ... For decades, standardized testing has been a part of public education. Within the last ten yea…
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    For decades, standardized testing has been a part of public education. Within the last ten years, however, the testing has taken on a more important, and possibly more damaging, role. Test scores, mistakenly viewed as effective assessments of student ability and teacher/school effectiveness, are anything but. This film sheds light on the invalid nature of these tests, the terrible consequences of high-stakes testing, and the big money that's involved.
    Purchase or rent here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/standardized
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Standardized Testing (HBO), May 2015.
    Jersey Jazzman, "Standardized Tests: Symptoms, not Causes," Jersey Jazzman blog, May 2015.
    "This can't be stressed enough in the testing debates: we design tests not based on objective criteria, but on socially constructed frameworks that assume some of us are above average, some of us are below, and most of us are in the middle."
    http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2015/05/standardized-tests-symptoms-not-causes.html

    The Network for Public Education's press release calling for "Congressional hearings to investigate the over-emphasis, misapplication, costs, and poor implementation of high-stakes standardized testing in the nation’s K-12 public schools," Mar. 2014.
    http://www.networkforpubliceducation.org/2014/03/press-release-npe-calls-for-congressional-hearings/
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    http://www.livingindialogue.com/ranking-sorting-real-purpose-standards-tests/
    Theresa Byrd, Genora Givens, Matt Parr, and Alex Watilo, "Racialized Intelligence and IQ," Race, Racism, and Human Genetics, Oct. 2010.
    http://raceandgenetics.blogspot.com/2010/10/racialized-intelligence-and-iq.html
    Bill Boyle, "Skull Measurements, Achievement Data and the Destruction of the Public School System ," Educarenow blog, Mar. 2015.
    https://educarenow.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/skull-measurements-achievement-data-and-the-destruction-of-the-public-school-system/
    COMMON CORE TESTS
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    http://dianeravitch.net/2014/09/04/anthony-cody-what-marc-tucker-gets-wrong/
    Yong Zhao, "Time to Give Up: Yong Zhao Responds to Marc Tucker," Living in Dialogue, Sept. 2014.
    http://www.livingindialogue.com/time-give-yong-zhao-responds-marc-tucker/
    Allie Bidwell, "Study: High Standardized Test Scores Don't Translate to Better Cognition," US News and World Report, Dec. 2013.
    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/13/study-high-standardized-test-scores-dont-translate-to-better-cognition
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  2. page Bill Gates and Common Core edited ... Dr. Schneider is a public school teacher and education activist. http://deutsch29.wordpress.c…
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    Dr. Schneider is a public school teacher and education activist.
    http://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/video-bill-gates-explains-common-core/
    Dr. Mercedes Schneider, "Who Does Gates Fund for 'General Operating Support'?" Deutsch29 blog, May 2015.
    "The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation does not consider general operating support to traditional public schools to be among its funding priorities."
    https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/who-does-gates-fund-for-general-operating-support/

    Anthony Cody, "Gates Money Attempts to Shift the Education Conversation to Successes," Living in Dialogue, Sep. 2014.
    http://www.livingindialogue.com/money-attempts-shift-education-conversation-successes/
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    Valerie Strauss, "How Microsoft will Make Money from Common Core Despite what Bill Gates Said," Answer Sheet column in Washington Post, Jul. 2014.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/07/12/how-microsoft-will-make-money-from-common-core-despite-what-bill-gates-said/
    Valerie Strauss, "Gates Foundation Pours Millions More into Common Core," Answer Sheet column in Washington Post, May 2015.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/05/12/gates-foundation-pours-millions-more-into-common-core/

    Margo Day, "Security, Manageability, and Common Core requirements Prompt California’s 4th Largest District to choose Windows 8.1 Devices," Microsoft in Education blog, Mar. 2014.
    Microsoft VP brags about the sales made as result of Common Core
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    Dan Dawson on "Learning from the Rich", Massachusetts Teacher Association, Nov. 2014.
    Bob Herbert, "The Plot Against Public Education," Politico magazine, Oct. 2014.
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/the-plot-against-public-education-111630.html#.VGUQ0PTF9Fs
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  3. page Home edited ... http://vigornotrigor.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/common-core-bait-and-switch/ Tom Scarice, "…
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    http://vigornotrigor.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/common-core-bait-and-switch/
    Tom Scarice, "Common Core: What's True, False, and Fuzzy," Valerie Strauss' Answer Sheet in the Washington Post, Sep. 2014.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/09/11/common-core-whats-true-false-and-fuzzy/
    ...and then start exploring the rest of this site!
    Susan Ohanian, "Woo-Hoo! Occupy the Schools," Daily Censored, Feb. 2013.http://www.dailycensored.com/woo-hoo/
    Peter Greene, "Can We Renew 'The Conversation'?" Curmudgucation blog, Sep. 2014."Reformsters have yet to answer some fundamental questions about themselves and their Common Core based reforms."
    http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2014/09/can-we-renew-conversation.html
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    Aug. 2014.http://www.pegwithpen.com/2014/08/do-no-harm-that-is-reasonable.html
    Gloria Johnson of Knoxville, TN, speaks to the Knox County School Board in defense of public schools and teachers, Nov. 2013.

    John Chase, "Weapons of Mass Instruction," WagTheDog blog, Jun. 2014.http://vigornotrigor.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/weapons-of-mass-instruction/
    Associated Press, "50-State Look at how Common Core is Playing Out in US," New York Times, Aug. 2014.http://mobile.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/08/30/business/ap-us-back-to-school-common-core-states.html?smid=tw-share&_r=2&referrer
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Saturday, March 28

  1. page Problems with standardized tests edited ... For decades, standardized testing has been a part of public education. Within the last ten yea…
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    For decades, standardized testing has been a part of public education. Within the last ten years, however, the testing has taken on a more important, and possibly more damaging, role. Test scores, mistakenly viewed as effective assessments of student ability and teacher/school effectiveness, are anything but. This film sheds light on the invalid nature of these tests, the terrible consequences of high-stakes testing, and the big money that's involved.
    Purchase or rent here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/standardized
    Anthony Cody, "Ranking and Sorting: The Sordid History of Standards and Tests," Living in Dialogue, Aug. 2014.
    http://www.livingindialogue.com/ranking-sorting-real-purpose-standards-tests/
    Anthony Cody, "Do Our Schools Need a New Accountability System?," Living in Dialogue, Sept. 2014.
    http://www.livingindialogue.com/schools-need-new-accountability-system/
    Diane Ravitch, "Anthony Cody: What Marc Tucker Gets Wrong," Diane Ravitch's blog, Sept. 2014.
    http://dianeravitch.net/2014/09/04/anthony-cody-what-marc-tucker-gets-wrong/
    Yong Zhao, "Time to Give Up: Yong Zhao Responds to Marc Tucker," Living in Dialogue, Sept. 2014.
    http://www.livingindialogue.com/time-give-yong-zhao-responds-marc-tucker/

    The Network for Public Education's press release calling for "Congressional hearings to investigate the over-emphasis, misapplication, costs, and poor implementation of high-stakes standardized testing in the nation’s K-12 public schools," Mar. 2014.
    http://www.networkforpubliceducation.org/2014/03/press-release-npe-calls-for-congressional-hearings/
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    http://www.texasobserver.org/walter-stroup-standardized-testing-pearson/
    Remarks by members of the Palm Beach County (FL) School Board about excessive standardized testing, Aug. 2014.
    HISTORY OF STANDARDIZED TESTS
    Anthony Cody, "Ranking and Sorting: The Sordid History of Standards and Tests," Living in Dialogue, Aug. 2014.
    http://www.livingindialogue.com/ranking-sorting-real-purpose-standards-tests/
    Theresa Byrd, Genora Givens, Matt Parr, and Alex Watilo, "Racialized Intelligence and IQ," Race, Racism, and Human Genetics, Oct. 2010.
    http://raceandgenetics.blogspot.com/2010/10/racialized-intelligence-and-iq.html
    Bill Boyle, "Skull Measurements, Achievement Data and the Destruction of the Public School System ," Educarenow blog, Mar. 2015.
    https://educarenow.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/skull-measurements-achievement-data-and-the-destruction-of-the-public-school-system/

    COMMON CORE TESTS
    {CCinfographicFINAL.jpg} Click on image to visit Fairtest.org
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    Chicago Teachers Union position paper: "Debunking the Myths of Standardized Testing," Chicago Teachers Union website (undated publication; accessed and posted here Feb. 2014).
    http://www.ctunet.com/quest-center/research/position-papers/text/CTU_Testing_Position_Brief_web.pdf
    Anthony Cody, "Do Our Schools Need a New Accountability System?," Living in Dialogue, Sept. 2014.
    http://www.livingindialogue.com/schools-need-new-accountability-system/
    Diane Ravitch, "Anthony Cody: What Marc Tucker Gets Wrong," Diane Ravitch's blog, Sept. 2014.
    http://dianeravitch.net/2014/09/04/anthony-cody-what-marc-tucker-gets-wrong/
    Yong Zhao, "Time to Give Up: Yong Zhao Responds to Marc Tucker," Living in Dialogue, Sept. 2014.
    http://www.livingindialogue.com/time-give-yong-zhao-responds-marc-tucker/

    Allie Bidwell, "Study: High Standardized Test Scores Don't Translate to Better Cognition," US News and World Report, Dec. 2013.
    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/13/study-high-standardized-test-scores-dont-translate-to-better-cognition
    {10583185_10203985932224382_1780466541_n.jpg} Meme found on Facebook, Aug. 2014.
    Bob Sternberg, "None of the Above: Why Standardized Testing Fails," TEDx talk, Dec. 2012.
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Monday, January 19

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    Stephen Krashen, "The Real Problems with the Common Core," and, "Oppostition to the Common Core," SKrashen blog, Aug. 2014.
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    issue: Poverty.
    http://skrashen.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-real-problems-with-common-core.html
    http://skrashen.blogspot.com/2014/08/opposition-to-common-core.html
    Jeff Madrick, "Inequality begins at Birth," New York Review of Books, Jun. 2014.
    http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/jun/26/inequality-begins-at-birth/?utm_content=bufferefd4e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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    Jordan Weissman, "Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are New Low-Income," The Atlantic, Oct. 2013.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/10/study-almost-half-of-public-school-students-are-now-low-income/280664/
    Motoko Rich, "Percentage of Poor Students in Public Schools Rises," New York Times, Jan. 2015.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/17/us/school-poverty-study-southern-education-foundation.html?smid=fb-share&_r=2

    Lyndsey Layton, "Study: Poor Children are now the majority in American public schools in South, West," Washington Post, Oct. 2013.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/study-poor-children-are-now-the-majority-in-american-public-schools-in-south-west/2013/10/16/34eb4984-35bb-11e3-8a0e-4e2cf80831fc_story.html?hpid=z5
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