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The Regents Aren't Listening to Parents About the Common Core

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 04.27.2014 | New York
Nicholas Tampio

Parents don't need to hear a sales pitch for the Common Core. We see every night what the Common Core entails. My son has not had any science or history homework this year. Instead, he has had a mind-numbing amount of drills for Common Core tests.

Questions About Common Core -- NYS Education Officials Do Not Want to Hear About It

Alan Singer | Posted 04.05.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

As far as I can see, there is little real discussion going on about the Common Core standards. Politicians and corporations who are selling the standards to the public and forcing it on teachers and schools ignore both supportive suggestions and opposition.

Cheating Students Who "Pass" the Test

Alan Singer | Posted 04.11.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Thanks to a recent article in the NYT we now know why students score much better on the English Regents. The exam is much easier than the others. In fact it is so easy that it does not even measure basic student literacy.

Confidential Student And Teacher Data To Be Provided To LLC Run By Gates and Murdoch

Leonie Haimson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Leonie Haimson

The NY Board of Regents approved New York State's sharing of student and teacher information with a new national database, to be funded by the Gates Foundation, and designed by News Corp's Wireless Generation.

62 NY Schools Flagged For Cheating Based On Erasure Analysis Once Deemed Too Pricey

The New York Times | Sharon Otterman | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education

Cheating scandals have been rolling up the East Coast like a hurricane this year, from Atlanta to Washington, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In New Y...

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Evaluation Regulations Illegal, Claims New York State Teachers Union | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.29.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The fight over how to measure the state's teachers made its way to court this week, with New York's largest teachers' union suing the Boar...

Joy Resmovits

Alabama Bill Shortens Teacher Termination Process | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

CORRECTION APPENDED NEW YORK -- On Wednesday evening, Alabama became the latest state to pass a law that makes it easier to fire teachers. The ...

Educating for Democracy: Are We Really Serious About Education?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Just who are we fooling? Other countries are really serious about education; we seem to prefer to pretend we are.

Joy Resmovits

How Should New York Measure Teachers? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- As different states seek their own methods for evaluating a profession whose job security has long been determined by experience rather th...

Joy Resmovits

NY Education Commissioner David Steiner To Resign | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- First the city, now the state. Just hours after the news broke that New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black was stepping down, t...

NYC Schools: Democratic Public Education, or Corporate Widget-Maker?

Brad Lander | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Lander

Mike Bloomberg's nomination of Cathie Black as schools chancellor is not only a bad personnel move. It is a symbol of a critical choice we are facing.