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ACT's Low College Readiness Rate Foreshadows Common Core Shock

ACT's Low College Readiness Rate Foreshadows Common Core Shock

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 15:41:38 in Politics

“Absolutely. This whole thing is a manufactured crisis.”

mw21 on Aug 21, 2013 at 15:45:56

“It both amazes and infuriates me.”
ACT's Low College Readiness Rate Foreshadows Common Core Shock

ACT's Low College Readiness Rate Foreshadows Common Core Shock

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 15:38:32 in Politics

“Apologies, "absolute nonsense" was in response to elgeezer's post.”
ACT's Low College Readiness Rate Foreshadows Common Core Shock

ACT's Low College Readiness Rate Foreshadows Common Core Shock

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 15:37:43 in Politics

“Absolute nonsense.”

elgeeezer on Aug 21, 2013 at 20:46:34

“Says the union flack....”
ACT's Low College Readiness Rate Foreshadows Common Core Shock

ACT's Low College Readiness Rate Foreshadows Common Core Shock

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 11:00:21 in Politics

“This is a manufactured crisis to further the aims of venture capitalists who wish to make profit off of taxpayers.”
CPS Layoffs Spark Protests After District Sheds More Than 1,000 Teachers And Classes Move Online

CPS Layoffs Spark Protests After District Sheds More Than 1,000 Teachers And Classes Move Online

Commented Jul 27, 2013 at 12:19:48 in Chicago

“Solidarity with the teachers, students, and parents of Chicago! SF loves you!”
New Lawsuit An ‘Assault' On Unions | The Hechinger Report

New Lawsuit An ‘Assault' On Unions | The Hechinger Report

Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 09:33:13 in Politics

“Ah, using religion and conservative ideology to pit workers against workers. I wonder if these "teachers" actually believe in the ideas of the suit and truly understand its ramifications (like decreasing their own salaries and benefits...) or are they duplicitous political and corporate operatives? How could any sane human being actively work to undermine their salaries and benefits like that?”

Dignity24601 on Sep 12, 2013 at 04:42:14

“Actually they may support merit pay instead of the union mandated same pay for all. Hard to say. The fact is that they object to their money being used to support causes and initiatives that they personally disagree with and thus feel that a law that forces them to support such causes is against the very premise that the country was founded on.”

Archimedes Guass on Jul 31, 2013 at 19:33:42

“It's called fanatism, David. And when thier salaries begin to fall, they'll blame Obama-somehow. They're immune to facts. This is what makes the Right Wing Spin Machine so dangerous.”
Charter School Performance Study Finds Small Gains

Charter School Performance Study Finds Small Gains

Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 10:34:30 in Politics

“Good point!”
Charter School Performance Study Finds Small Gains

Charter School Performance Study Finds Small Gains

Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 09:39:20 in Politics

“Have you ever asked yourself: "Why should public school kids drown in standardized tests?"”
Charter School Performance Study Finds Small Gains

Charter School Performance Study Finds Small Gains

Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 09:35:24 in Politics

“Amazing what happens when you reduce class size, improve the quality of the physical plant, give students access to computers, put students in uniforms, lengthen the school day, provide robust after-school activities, and, oh yes, limit enrollment of special needs students.

Scores go up. It's a miracle.”

modrep on Jun 25, 2013 at 09:56:52

“Exactly, give public schools the same benefits.”

eceresa on Jun 25, 2013 at 09:39:43

“...except that scores didn't actually go up. The traditional public schools, which have had their funding gutted, their teachers bashed and deprofessionalized, and their curricula revamped to focus on testing in the four years since the last study, have seen their scores go down.

What's happening here isn't that charters are upping their game and catching up to public school students. It's that horrible education policy is driving public schools down to the level of charters.”
Paul Krugman Surrenders To Washington: Bloomberg View

Paul Krugman Surrenders To Washington: Bloomberg View

Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 09:23:51 in Business

“Yes, well said. Fallacy of the Strawman Argument. Up with Rhetoric!”
Arne Duncan To Launch 'High School Redesign' Competition

Arne Duncan To Launch 'High School Redesign' Competition

Commented Jun 8, 2013 at 10:26:52 in Politics

“How like the 'Hunger Games' these education competitions are: create artificial scarcity and let the rabble squabble for the crumbs.

"Innovation."”

OHteach on Jun 8, 2013 at 21:11:55

“This approach is so wrong-headed. Districts faced with scarce dollars will of course scramble to slap something together without any regard for whether it's going to work or not, as long as it sounds good and contains all the right buzz words.”
Billy Joel Surprises New York High School

Billy Joel Surprises New York High School

Commented May 31, 2013 at 10:49:48 in New York

“Thanks Billy. Now, how about donating a computer lab.”
Chicago School Closing Lawsuit: Teachers Union, Parents File Third Suit Against Closures

Chicago School Closing Lawsuit: Teachers Union, Parents File Third Suit Against Closures

Commented May 30, 2013 at 09:23:47 in Chicago

“Solidarity, Chicago Teachers, Parents, and Students. You are an inspiration!”
Chicago Teachers Union Lawsuit: Teachers File Suit Over Pending School Closings

Chicago Teachers Union Lawsuit: Teachers File Suit Over Pending School Closings

Commented May 17, 2013 at 11:58:09 in Chicago

“Who said anything about throwing more and more money? The teachers' union would *love* to see how and where the money is being spent! There's been rife fraud at the district level in Chicago for years!

As for the taxpayers...um...who are parents, teachers, and sometimes students...charter schools are ultimately more expensive than public schools, and they're not outperforming public schools.

And talk about waste of money: do you know how expensive all these useless standardized tests are??”
Math Skills Improved By Electric Shocks To Brain, Study Suggests

Math Skills Improved By Electric Shocks To Brain, Study Suggests

Commented May 17, 2013 at 11:47:08 in Science

“The School "Reform" Movement (i.e. the Arne Duncan, Michelle Rhee, Bill Gates, Walton Family crowd) is going to love this!

"Ok Johnny, what's the square root of 169?"

"12"

ZZZZZTT

"13!"

"Excellent Johnny!"”

Reincarnation TPS on May 17, 2013 at 12:04:06

“The return of American dominance in STEM.......................................

Zap...........!

Buz...............!”
Chicago Teachers Union Lawsuit: Teachers File Suit Over Pending School Closings

Chicago Teachers Union Lawsuit: Teachers File Suit Over Pending School Closings

Commented May 16, 2013 at 09:26:23 in Chicago

“Nonsense. The only people being exploited are the great People of Chicago, who've been hoodwinked by venture capitalists wishing to privatize Chicago's public schools. The teachers' union, the parents, and, most importantly, the students are trying to stop this madness.”

chitownpete on May 16, 2013 at 21:09:33

“You mention everyone but the taxpayers. Throwing more and more money doesn't help. Just look at the history of CPS for the last 30 years. Yes, I went to public school and my opinions are based on my 12 years there. ”
Chicago Teachers Union Lawsuit: Teachers File Suit Over Pending School Closings

Chicago Teachers Union Lawsuit: Teachers File Suit Over Pending School Closings

Commented May 15, 2013 at 20:49:58 in Chicago

“Stay strong Chicago! You are inspiring. You can win this.”

chitownpete on May 15, 2013 at 20:58:22

“Agreed! The days of being exploited by the teachers Union are coming to an end.”
School Closing Protests: Chicago Teachers Union Plans Marches As School Board Preps Crucial Vote

School Closing Protests: Chicago Teachers Union Plans Marches As School Board Preps Crucial Vote

Commented May 15, 2013 at 09:38:26 in Chicago

“Solidarity with Chicago's teachers, students, and parents! March on Chicago!”
Krugman Needs To Get Out Of His Bubble More: Clive Crook

Krugman Needs To Get Out Of His Bubble More: Clive Crook

Commented May 2, 2013 at 15:00:52 in Business

“And yet, he's repeatedly proven to be correct, and backs up his statements with solid evidence. Yeah...he's the one in a bubble...”

gnorrfa on May 2, 2013 at 16:05:38

“Why you must be a "leftist." "Leftists", of which I must be one of, agree with Krugman, but we're "leftist" bereft of any intellectual comprehension of "real" economics, whatever "real" is.”
New York City To Try Longer School Day For 2,000 Middle School Students

New York City To Try Longer School Day For 2,000 Middle School Students

Commented May 1, 2013 at 16:04:55 in New York

“Most teachers that I know - including myself - regularly work 45-65 hours per week, even though we're only be paid contractually 35-40 hours per week. We stay late at school tutoring students. We get work done at home. These hours EASILY make our work time en par with regular 9-5ers with 2-3 weeks paid vacations.

But the sad thing is that you don't even realize that most teachers - especially younger ones - work during the summer, too.

You are making statements based on half-truths and outright lies.”
New York City To Try Longer School Day For 2,000 Middle School Students

New York City To Try Longer School Day For 2,000 Middle School Students

Commented May 1, 2013 at 16:00:32 in New York

“Solidarity sister. You are amazing. Much respect to you.”
Walton Foundation Gives $8 Million To StudentsFirst - Latimes.com

Walton Foundation Gives $8 Million To StudentsFirst - Latimes.com

Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 19:26:51 in Los Angeles

“And that says it all, really.”
Paul Krugman Responds To Critics: 'Maybe I Actually Am Right'

Paul Krugman Responds To Critics: 'Maybe I Actually Am Right'

Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 09:28:39 in Business

“Exactly. You are 100% correct.”
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