Check Out Politics Progressive Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with MOMocrats on BlogTalkRadio The Parents Across America 2/23/15 position paper with highlights to desired changes in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is embedded below for your convenience. Follow along as I talk with Pamela Grundy about how to re-orient national education policy for the […]
President Obama talks the Constitution with Scholastic’s student reporters Topanga Sena and Jacob Schroeder as part of a 7-part interview. Two of the interview clips are featured here, watch all seven clips here.
Here’s one balanced report on the Save Our Schools March, July 30, 2011.
Diane Ravitch, education professor and former member of the Department of Education under George Bush Sr., gives a speech outlining how and why No Child Left Behind needs to be drastically rethought if public schools in America are to be saved.
Joseph K. and many others in attendance report that Kuhns knocked it out of the park. Please oh please can we get him to run for public office or be the next Secretary of Education?
Matt Damon attended the Save Our Schools March on July 30, 2011. As son of a teacher and a public school grad himself, he tells off the right-wing reporter interviewing him, and gives the camera guy a little what-for too. Way to go, Matt!
A summary of the speakers and events featured in the Save Our Schools March and Conference, as witnessed firsthand by K12NN correspondent Joseph K. Among the speakers were Jonathan Kozol, Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, and Jon Stewart.
Why education activist Marion Brady’s marching in the Save Our Schools national event: “Non-educators have now been in near-total control of US education policy for more than a full kindergarten-through-12th grade cycle, and things aren’t going well.” 10 false assumptions driving education reform, and what experienced teachers and motivated parents can do to challenge and re-direct education policy.
Listen as a former Colorado teacher, Sabrina Stevens-Shupe, talks about the need to support public education and why the Save Our Schools march and conference were organized. The event is scheduled for July 28-31, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Highly improbable rates of erasure of wrong answers to correct ones on standardized tests in DC have tarnished Michelle Rhee’s image as education reformer. The scandal took place under her tenure as Chancellor of DC Public Schools. Pressure from programs like Race to the Top that reward teachers based on improvements in standardized test scores, and the atmosphere of high-stakes testing are to blame. Reports of similar scandals have broke out in six other states.