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26 May 2014 @ 01:51 pm
Round 'em up  
Here are some links to articles worth reading. More ranting to come in the says ahead, I promise.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/05/19/jeb-bush-bashes-traditional-public-schools-again/ in which Jeb Bush continues his tirade against public schools and once again sings the praises of charters (maybe he needs to read the post about Arne Duncan ignoring the research?).

http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/VM/0211-sep2013/VM0211Young.pdf?roi=echo4-26408090352-38310022-b83d708de1af1eb528b9fcc37507cc58& a review column from Voices from the Middle what asks the question about whether the CCSS exemplar texts is worthy of being a new canon. Hint: it is NOT! I only wish the author would not have equivocated at all. And could we get back to reviewing YA literature, please?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/07/naep-2013-high-school_n_5276767.html?&ir=Education&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000023 as the title suggests, there is a boas here. Apparently, 12th graders are slackers or worse according to NAEP scores and this writer's analysis. Give me a break!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gov-jack-markell/why-race-to-the-top-worke_b_5107807.html?&ir=Education&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000023 by a governor asserting Race to the Top works. Of course, there is the antithesis by a governor who claims CCSS will turn all children into homosexuals: http://www.mtdradio.com/ruidosofreepress/abc_news/article_760c0e25-861b-5827-9f10-ce1b12db6029.html

Now, discuss among yourselves. I am thinking I need to have an idiotic post of the week but there are too many contenders.
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