“Big Brother” Has an Ugly Corporate “Big Stepsister”!

ALEC legislation to sell public education to privately run edu-tech empire and children’s data to private interests There’s a lot wrong with ALEC legislation, now, in the past, and undoubtedly into the future. I could fill volumes of pages of such concerns. But for the sake of focus, today’s blog drills down into their mostContinue reading ““Big Brother” Has an Ugly Corporate “Big Stepsister”!”

Keeping the Message about “Reform” Clear and Simple

The next time you see a news article, a blog, or a Facebook comment going down the rabbit hole of confusion over whose purpose CCSS serves, please just cut and paste this brief explanation. It’s short and simple enough to paste into any FB comment box, or to send as a Letter to the Editor,Continue reading “Keeping the Message about “Reform” Clear and Simple”

Common Core versus the Koch Brothers agenda for education: An untenable choice? Keep the billionaire corporate interest out of our opposition!

Image from: http://kochcash.org/the-kochtopus/ Arne Duncan’s trying his darndest to cloak resistance to education reform as the mantle of either “crazy Tea Party” people or privileged “suburban moms” (his words, not mine). Nice way to deflect Arne, but it won’t work. You see, here in the trenches we are not all Conservatives. And we are notContinue reading “Common Core versus the Koch Brothers agenda for education: An untenable choice? Keep the billionaire corporate interest out of our opposition!”

Rhode Islanders Examine Commish Deb Gist’s “Qualifications”

Below is a guest post by Wendy Holmes (RI education activist) It appears that yet another “reform expert” may have something to hide We’re shocked….                                                            Continue reading “Rhode Islanders Examine Commish Deb Gist’s “Qualifications””

Why a Democratic Society Needs Public Education

(image obtained from Oxfamblogs) There’s a lot of growing resistance to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). And there are a lot of reasons for this opposition: invasion of privacy of information, shoddy confusing content, federal and corporate intrusion, questionable standards in terms of content or developmental appropriateness, costs/expenditures being funneled to private corporations, andContinue reading “Why a Democratic Society Needs Public Education”

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