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CA Teachers Union Calls for Newspaper Boycott as NYC Parents Demand Answers

CA Teachers Union Calls for Newspaper Boycott as NYC Parents Demand Answers

By Linda Dobson After the Los Angeles Times ran an article they termed an "analysis of teacher effectiveness," David Sanchez, president of the California Teachers Association, said, "Publishing the database … is irresponsible and disrespectful to the hard-working teachers of Los Angeles." He has called for teachers to boycott the [...]

Homeschooling Blog Carnival

Homeschooling Blog Carnival

What fun! This week, Mrs.MamaHen hosts the Homeschooling Blog Carnival and her 19th wedding anniversary at the same time! (Make sure you hit the site to see the 19 year-old photo shared - it's precious.) Here you can enjoy a fresh collection of eclectic blog posts from dozens of bloggers! Read your favorites, and discover new ones. Oh, and [...]

With Government in Education Process, Student Rights Diminished

With Government in Education Process, Student Rights Diminished

I liked what Benjamin Malee and Syed Hossain had to say when I read “Why Obey When We Can Choose?” So much so, that I immediately looked for the name of the publication in which it appears. Because it’s the Columbia Spectator, I had to double-check the “About Us” feature of the publication. Sure enough, I discovered that the [...]

National Reading Scores In (And It Ain’t Pretty)

National Reading Scores In (And It Ain’t Pretty)

Reporters Nick Anderson and Bill Turque pull no punches in their March 24, 2010, Washington Post article called “Reading Scores Stall Despite ‘No Child Left Behind,’ Report Finds.” They begin: “The nation's students are mired at a basic level of reading in fourth and eighth grades, their achievement in recent years largely stagnant, [...]

Proof Is in the Failure for Education Historian Diane Ravitch

Proof Is in the Failure for Education Historian Diane Ravitch

Anyone who has dived into American education beyond surface level has run into prolific author, mother, and New York University professor Diane Ravitch. "Anyone" also includes Republicans and Democrats, as during 40 years in the education biz Ms. Ravitch has served as an assistant education secretary under President (George H. W.) Bush, was a [...]