Archives for January 27, 2015

Teachers Refuse The Test

Par­ents, in grow­ing num­bers, have been refus­ing the Com­mon Core aligned test for their chil­dren. Over 50% (see cor­rec­tion) of the stu­dents in New York City refused the test last year. Yes­ter­day I wrote about Jia Lee who said she found it uncon­scionable to give the new Com­mon Core aligned tests to her stu­dents. Anoth­er […]

In Response to EFF Lawsuit, Government Ordered to Release Secret Surveillance Court Documents Today

Update: The gov­ern­ment released two new FISC opin­ions this evening, both of which con­cern the tran­si­tion of NSA sur­veil­lance to the over­sight of the FISC in 2007. Nei­ther of the two doc­u­ments, avail­able here and here, is the Raw Take order or the 2008 FAA order. The gov­ern­ment has one addi­tion­al pro­duc­tion dead­line in this […]

Education Reform Explained in 8 Minutes

The back­ground of the Reau­tho­riza­tion of the ESEA This 8-minute YouTube video is gain­ing trac­tion. Watch it here: . Please keep it mov­ing. Please for­ward to your media con­tacts. Pub­lished on Jan 24, 2015, Angela Alef and Karen Cham­pagne gave their pre­sen­ta­tion in Mem­phis, TN on 10/29/2014. Char­lotte Iser­byt of The Delib­er­ate Dumb­ing Down of […]