The Greending of American Education By Todd Lilly As I have been traveling this summer talking to K12 and college faculty about the total transformation of American schools that is taking place right under our noses, people get this confused look on their faces: “What are you talking about?” That’s understandable; hard-working educators don’t have time… Read more »
Posts Tagged: NCLB
ESSA: Losing the Next Generation!
The biggest problem with NCLB, RttT, and now the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is simple! They are an unimaginative repackaging of compliance training for the masses. To call them “education” bills is asinine. They are protective and politically motivated distractions. They destroy each generation’s one moment to change the world. The first remain first… Read more »
If Every Child Achieves Student Success we’re Screwed!
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was passed in 1965 as one of the pillars of the War on Poverty and was a major progressive victory. It recognized that inequitable funding of our public schools created disastrous learning conditions for children and families in poverty. Therefore this simple piece of legislation attempted to equalize school… Read more »
BustED Pencils Trending News: Law crap; Play war; Fundamentally flawed
Federal LAW ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) turned into test and punishment!! We can’t say it enough, this is NOT a left and right thing, this is a child abuse thing! The Democrats May Have Just Aligned Themselves With Test and Punishment – We Are Doomed https://gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/the-democrats-may-have-just-aligned-themselves-with-test-and-punish-we-are-doomed/ Preserving… Read more »
Why BustED Pencils does not support the Senate’s ESEA rewrite!
As was noted today in EdWeek, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan applauded the Senate’s passage of the ESEA rewrite. He particularly touted provisions in the bill that would give states more flexibility from NCLB’s “one-size-fits-all federal mandates” and those that would reduce the burden of testing on classroom time. Duncan also cheered language in the… Read more »
BustED Pencils Trending News: “Every Child Achieves Act” Gains Traction.
Below are three stories that feature the main news of the day. ESEA and now the new Every Child Achieves Act appears to have bipartisan support. Is this good news? Depends. Depends on what part of the old NCLB and NCLB waivers you hated. BustED Pencils’ biggest concern is the fact that the national testing… Read more »
#optout needs school leaders not politicians.
When I first got involved in the opt out movement I regularly tried to engage school leaders (principals, superintendents, assessment coordinators) in a positive discussion about the opt out motive. Things didn’t always go very positively. Check out an older post that seems incredibly relevant today. “If you oppose state testing, please contact your… Read more »
Education Reformers HATE public schools! Just being honest.
We have a manufactured crisis in education being pushed on the American people. Everyone from Arne Duncan to Jeb Bush is pushing the “public education crisis” narrative. The “public education crisis” narrative, while being dishonest, is absolutely brilliant. Just think of the work and the time the reformers were willing to put in. They designed a system that… Read more »