A Two-Minute Opt Out Elevator Speech

So you’re on an elevator. Let’s hope it’s slow and you’ve got every button pushed. Because the person next to you is asking why you oppose education reform and you’ve got about 2 minutes to answer. Here’s what you can say in 2 minutes or less (if you talk fast): –Education reform is crafted onContinue reading “A Two-Minute Opt Out Elevator Speech”

Want to Destroy Public Schools? Education Nation’s Got an App for That!

Seriously? Everybody. Stop the presses! It’s here! The solution to all of the social, economic, and pedagogical ills that have been plaguing our “failing” schools for decades! What is it you ask? Why Common Core apps, silly! Yes, now we can re mediate for the needs of ALL learners, especially those in schools with crumblingContinue reading “Want to Destroy Public Schools? Education Nation’s Got an App for That!”

The Road to Hell is Paved by Hope Street

WHAT the HELL is HOPE STREET? Founded in 2003 by “young entrepreneurs” from a wide range of industries, Hope Street Group is a national, nonpartisan 501(c3) group.  One of their multi-pronged agenda of course is education and refers to itself as national policy reform group. They support Race to the Top. They have also beenContinue reading “The Road to Hell is Paved by Hope Street”

How Far Have We Come? How Far We Have to Go?

Today in my email I received a message from Edliberation list serve. The message sent on behalf of Randolph Potts said: At the same time of day this email is being sent, 50 years ago…on Sunday, September, 15, 1963, Robert Chambliss placed a bomb under the steps of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham,Continue reading “How Far Have We Come? How Far We Have to Go?”

It’s Not Rocket Science-It’s Greed

Driving to work today I was listening to BBC radio when they covered a story about the success of Finland’s Schools. The phenomena of Finnish schools is not new to anyone who follows education policies. And yet the simple truths about why they are successful continue to evade U.S. education policy makers (aka Billionaires andContinue reading “It’s Not Rocket Science-It’s Greed”

Advancing the Quality of The Common Core Flow Chart

(click on image to make it larger) WHILE THE INFORMATION HERE IS FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE-REPRODUCTIONS OF THIS CHART MAY BE MADE ONLY WITH PERMISSION BY MORNA MCDERMOTT A SPECIAL THANKS TO KAREN BRACKEN FOR THE SERIOUS TIME AND ENERGY SHE PUT INTO (RE) CREATING THE COMMON CORE CHART AS A POWER POINT (perhapsContinue reading “Advancing the Quality of The Common Core Flow Chart”

Oh, What Fresh Hell is This? Meet EDI

  My friend and partner in crime, Peg Robertson, alerted me to a document published about the Common Core in her state of Colorado    published by Achieve in partnership with a group whose name I had yet to be acquainted with: U.S. Delivery Institute (EDI). I prefer to think of them as the Ministry ofContinue reading “Oh, What Fresh Hell is This? Meet EDI”

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