What’s Wrong With Standards Based Education?

The simple answer to the question what is wrong with common core is PLENTY! How dare the politicians and corporate reformers think that they know better than mom! Do you remember that saying, “Mother knows best?” She does know best. She’s the closest to her child. Did you know that in the Every Student Succeeds […]

Message for Public – Parents and Taxpayers – Opt-Out

Message for Public – Parents  and Taxpayers – Opt-Out

                                Meme Credit To Chris Zaleski Why do teachers give tests?  The answer seems pretty obvious that teachers give tests to see what the students have learned. So why do we advocate to refuse tests? That answer is pretty easy once you know the specifics about the high stakes tests we are advocating to parents […]

#NYSOS 2016

#NYSOS 2016

Today, Governor Cuomo gave his annual State of the State report. While he touched on many important topics what was interesting was what issues he chose to exclude, gloss over, and tell untruths about. One of these topics was K-12 education, he spent less time talking about education then he did other topics and he […]

Core of the problem

Core of the problem

Preet Bharat on Sheldon Silver “The people of New York should be disappointed. They should be really disappointed. They should maybe be angry. When so many of their leaders can be bought for a few thousand dollars, they should maybe be angry,” he said. “Money is often the core of the problem.” From Observer News […]