Posts Tagged: PARCC

BustED Pencils Trending News: Tim; Prevent; Charges

Tim Slekar deeply cares about the lives of children and teachers, particularly within the public schools.  He is courageous in his writings and interviews as he tells the truth that is not often heard.  He carries the voice of the child and teacher.  He sees the pain, sadness and heartache that has been put in… Read more »

Dear PARCC, Guest post by Justin Escher Alpert

Dear Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers: Congratulations on the PARCC test reports finally coming out.  It will be great for the kids to come back from the holidays to work on where they fell short last spring.  Thanks for bringing it back up.  Without your efforts, it would be very hard… 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       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   “As future… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Ohio cuts; Emanuel cuts; US destroys

      OK, this all sounds like it’s a move in the right direction for public education, BUT, is moving toward Smarter Balanced and ACT Aspire any movement at all?? How much is that going to cost? Ohio cuts funding for PARCC Common Core testing.  What’s next? Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanual actually said… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: A power of a child. Cheating? Opt out, how many?

Sydney Smoot is an education HERO.  She is EVERY kids voice! If this little girls words and the standing ovation at the end doesn’t scream “end standardized testing”, I don’t know what does. Clap clap clap!!!! 9-Year-Old Girl Epically Destroys The Case For Standardized Testing (Video) Why are 11 educators being convicted in Atlanta,… Read more »