Posts Tagged: New York

Opt Out Reminder: It’s Still a Powerful Act of Civil Disobedience.

Guest Post: Anne Burn Thomas, Ph.D. SUNY Cortland. Why I’m opting out of the state assessments. In the past few months, the idea of resisting as protest to a range of policies and ideas has populated headlines, Twitter streams, and even in-person conversations. One of the ways that I’m resisting destructive changes to a vital… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Unprecededented; Sick; Reckless; “beaten curs”

        170 teaching vacancies in early November! UNPRECEDENTED for Detroit Public Schools. DPS facing surge of midyear teacher departures http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/26/dps-teachers-leaving/76311802/       Sick schools, air unfit to breath, teachers fear being fired if reported, Asthma (in some schools) reach epidemic levels. Crumbling Schools Add Health Problems to Classroom Stress http://news.yahoo.com/crumbling-schools-add-health-problems-classroom-stress-190223653.html   “As future… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Bloody Murder; Sick; Core of the Common SURVEY

“…cry bloody murder to your school board!” Author on Common Core: ‘A Comprehensive Dumbing Down of American Education at Every Level’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/common-core-comprehensive-dumbing-down-american-education-every   Elaine Cox, M. D. says it so eloquently, “Perhaps supporting our teachers to find professional fulfillment in educating students, rather than teaching to the test, will allow their enthusiasm for knowledge to shine… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Resignation? NO; ALEC targets WI; Common Cuomo

  The more you “FU” the system… NO MORE TEACHER RESIGNATION LETTERS! http://bustedpencils.com/2015/11/no-more-teacher-resignation-letters/   “ATTACK PUBLIC EDUCATION IN WISCONSIN” – What the hell??!!! ALEC’s Next Wisconsin Target: Public Education http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-26/education/alecs-next-wisconsin-target-public-education/a48638-1   Direct attempts to limit participation!  Seriously?! Why why why?!!  Answer the “Why?”. Cuomo Doesn’t Want To Hear Your Thoughts On Common Core http://perdidostreetschool.blogspot.com/2015/11/cuomo-doesnt-want-to-hear-your-thoughts.html?spref=fb&m=1   Get… Read more »

Opt Out Hits a Nerve!

From the Daily News in New York. Teachers unions and the parents who fueled New York’s testing opt-out movement are claiming the hollowest of victories after the refusenik ranks rose a still-to-be-determined amount. In 2014, 60,000 students statewide sat out standardized math and English tests. Guesstimates this year range from 100,000 to a quarter-million of… Read more »