He supports local control of assessments and his spokesman indicated that he would like to hit the 'pause' button. But can he?
'Almost every day, I slip food to one of my students. Both of his parents are in prison. Or, one of his parents is in prison and the other is dead. We can’t quite get the full story from him....Where there is money, there is education. Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of curricular options, and struggle.'
Scholar Mike Rose examines and dismantles the assumptions about teaching and learning that underlie reforms such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top.
Just when Gates looked like he was understanding problems with his education philanthropy, a veteran teacher says Gates seems to backtrack.
'Forcing phonics-based reading on kindergartners as a standard they must all meet to be on the path toward college and career readiness is counterproductive because it’s developmentally inappropriate for many 5-year-olds. '
Scores of researchers sign letter that says proposed regs are based on faulty assumptions.
The video from a school in Rhode Island is going viral.
'I hate the new reading test that we have to take in second grade'
Here's an open letter about Cuomo's plan to evaluate teachers, which is extreme when compared with that of other states.
The head of Winnetka schools in Illinois raises questions about PARCC in open letter to parents, community members and staff.