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Entries by John Thompson from 04/2014

What If We Had a Test and Nobody Took It?

| Posted 04.06.2014 | Education

In a rational world, the public school test prep season wouldn't heat up during the winter and the first of April wouldn't signify the beginning of th...

How Incompetent Tests Are Terrifying 3rd Graders

| Posted 04.13.2014 | Education

The "embarrassing truth" for Tulsa World editor Mike Strain is that he missed two of the six sample questions on the test that Oklahoma 3rd graders mu...

The Wisdom of Spoken Word Poet LeDerick Horne

| Posted 04.14.2014 | Education
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From the policy analysts' perspective, the key lines in LeDerick Horne's "Dare to Dream" are: Every child gets left behind when all we focus on are t...

'Repeal and Replace' Common Core

| Posted 04.21.2014 | Education

The American Enterprise Institute's Rick Hess writes that Common Core critics have raised valid concerns but they've failed to put forward a "notion" ...