Guest Artist: Marion Brady is Back With Talking Points

Because of the new Common Core Standards, the whole state testing “thing” (at least here in California).  is going to change in 2014. Math teachers are flipping because it looks like it’s going to be all about the word problem. (Me: Yay! Finally!) We LA teachers know that no matter what, we’re looking at something […]

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Guest Artist: Marion Brady

Here I go again, beating the drum for joining the Middle-L listserv. And once more, I’m linking to a Marion Brady article. I’ve also talked about Marion before. Here’s his latest article, at Truthout.org, about this whole “accountability”  issue that’s become the central feature of our educational system. He makes the point that today’s standardized […]

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Guest Speaker: False Assumptions

Previously I have posted about the Middle-L e-mail listserv. I am again recommending it, especially for newer teachers, and those interested in education policy and the “big picture.” As I said before, sometimes you’ll go days without seeing anything new, but all you have to do is introduce yourself, and ask questions, and you’ll get […]

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