Helping Your Children Refuse

About refusing these tests ... a mom writes ... "Although I am 100% against it, and I have made my feelings clearly known to my husband, my son specifically asked that he be allowed to [take the] test … and my husband feels like we should allow him to do it. I am beyond frustrated … Continue reading Helping Your Children Refuse

Spring Testing – Time For Hardball – An OptOut/WalkOut

“Why do we protest one meaningless test and ignore the real harm being done day after day for years now? Opting out changed nothing for the children.” A Patchogue-Medford, NY, mom And she’s right. Fighting today’s education reform battles with yesterday’s tactics is a feel-good waste of time. “Nostalgia is a seductive liar.” Remember that. … Continue reading Spring Testing – Time For Hardball – An OptOut/WalkOut

Who Owns Your Kids? Hint: It’s Not You

Who owns your kids? You think you do … but do you really? That’s not a pot-stirring question. But it’s something you’d better consider. Fast. Because … the answer’s getting pretty murky. Birth certificates used to be proof of authority. That piece of paper that gave you parental regency over your child … and the … Continue reading Who Owns Your Kids? Hint: It’s Not You

Guest Post…”Demigods Sell Morality, Value And Virtue To The Highest Bidder.”

GUEST POST in response to "We Have Hit Bottom" A MUST read ... do not miss this... by Róisín Michele... As I was getting ready for work this morning (and as most mornings), I was contemplating the turbulent events that have been circulating like dark storm clouds in our country and subsequently across the globe. I have … Continue reading Guest Post…”Demigods Sell Morality, Value And Virtue To The Highest Bidder.”

Rushing Them and Crushing Them – Church of Reformed Education

“I had my son at 40 … so I am old enough to remember the way things were.” Pamela Settle Didn't matter.  You were totally unprepared for social and emotional learning, closed reading, frustrating math, social justice curricula, computerized assessments, and college and career ready education. And... of course ... academic kindergarten. This is the … Continue reading Rushing Them and Crushing Them – Church of Reformed Education

K-12: Like Taking Candy From Babies

Reblogged with our added emphasis (guest post) K-12: Like Taking Candy from Babies Posted by Bruce Deitrick Price Columnist EducationViews.org By Bruce Deitrick Price – This cliché usually carries a double message: something is easy to do but shameful. No decent person would do it. You know, like the emotional and intellectual abuses all too … Continue reading K-12: Like Taking Candy From Babies

Baby PISA

This moment of pedagogical abuse sits at the feet of mothers and fathers across America. There is now enough reform history that cannot be denied. If this comes to pass, parents own the moment. This is what happens when parents become self-absorbed, uncurious, and lazy. When they are so full-up in their own moments that they … Continue reading Baby PISA

“A Five Nation Survey by the Gallup Poll: Is European Education Better Than Ours?”

What’s that old adage? … “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” Well, the truth is still hopping around on one leg because the lies about public education have had a helluva head start. A half century head start. This is the cover of … Continue reading “A Five Nation Survey by the Gallup Poll: Is European Education Better Than Ours?”

Technological Opium Dens

“Our entire universe is probably in a tiny glass jar somewhere, placed on a shelf in some alien child’s room as a science fair project that got a C minus …” Leave it up to a meme … the new technological bumper-sticker … to tutor us about our probable insignificance and immaturity. It’s smart to … Continue reading Technological Opium Dens

Elites – Know-It-Alls

  And it’s been this way since man was tossed from Eden. There are those who command others to do what they would never do themselves. These are the elites who foam up in every society ... no matter how egalitarian it’s all supposed to be. The ones who set down commandments … and then … Continue reading Elites – Know-It-Alls