Education Reform Sucks: Driving a Stake through High Stakes Testing

VAMPIRE AS CORPORATE ED REFORMER I teach a freshman seminar class about the “myth and lure of the vampire in modern society.”   Seriously.  It’s fabulous work. In an effort to my money where my mouth is, I am completing the same assignment required of my students last week: using notes from class and assignedContinue reading “Education Reform Sucks: Driving a Stake through High Stakes Testing”

Fast Food Education Reviewing the Facts about Education Reform

Back several decades ago the food industry discovered something called “fast food” and it exploded on the American landscape as a vehicle for providing food fast in economically savvy ways that would bring food cheaply and efficiently to the “unwashed masses” (meant sarcastically) in every corner of the globe.  Fast forward a couple of decades.Continue reading “Fast Food Education Reviewing the Facts about Education Reform”

Yikes! Even ALEC has a Big Brother

Move over ALEC, there’s a bigger fish being fried in the world of education reform by a secretive international group called Bilderberg. Many of my readers may already be acquainted with Bilderberg. They’re not new.  It’s an annual, highly secretive, informal meeting of the world’s ruling elite and world leaders in governance, royalty, defense, agriculture,Continue reading “Yikes! Even ALEC has a Big Brother”

The Nearest Exit May be Behind You

School is almost here! it’s easy in the fray of education reform, and the uphill battle against it, to forget sometimes the most powerful solution, is the simplest.  We create petitions, write blogs, publicize research, hold meetings, contact state representatives….the list goes on.  BUT-As they say in an airplane as you’re taking off, the nearestContinue reading “The Nearest Exit May be Behind You”

ESCAPE FROM FLATNESS

Today I experienced what might be defined as the highlight of my twenty year professional education career.  I met Maxine Greene; writer, philosopher and education activist extraordinaire.  She is as brilliant, warm, and engaging as anyone might imagine.  I was ushered into this personal introduction by Nick Sousanis; artist and scholar-an equally brilliant, warm andContinue reading “ESCAPE FROM FLATNESS”

Light a spark. Fan a flame. The Revolution is heating up.

(note: Links in this post are not not embedded right now because my blog site keeps erasing my post every time I try to make a link. Hmmmm…weird, huh?) Can’t upload pics either…. The thing about fires (and I don’t mean the ones in a fireplace or Bar-B-Q pit), is that no one is everContinue reading “Light a spark. Fan a flame. The Revolution is heating up.”

IMAGINING AND PRACTICING SOLIDARITY THROUGH CREATIVE MEANS

“I can easily picture the worst, because the worst can easily happen.” EUGENE IONESCO, Rhinoceros    BEWARE OF THE RHINOCEROS-THEY ARE EVERYWHERE I can also easily imagine hopeful change, because I still posses my imaginative capacities.  Without them we are dead in the water. In the words of Chris Hedges, “Artists, writers, poets, activists, journalists,Continue reading “IMAGINING AND PRACTICING SOLIDARITY THROUGH CREATIVE MEANS”

HELP WANTED! Can anyone out there spare a few million dollars?

(WHAT HIGH STAKES TESTING DOES TO OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION DOLLARS) HELP WANTED: Seriously…Help Wanted…..We really need help!!!!! Seeking: A billionaire who will invest a few million dollars to fund a people’s ANTI ed reform movement Qualifications: Must have a few million dollars to donate and be averse to drinking Kool Aid. Must actually WANT toContinue reading “HELP WANTED! Can anyone out there spare a few million dollars?”

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