Susana Martinez Announces “Race From the Bottom”

“Socialist” Barack Obama and his fellow Trotskyites in the educational Kremlin have run a little money contest known as “Race For the Top” the last couple of years, and now, just before she speaks at the Republican Convention, vaunted free-market conservative NM Governor Susana Martinez has announced a $3.5 million pot of money available to… Read More Susana Martinez Announces “Race From the Bottom”

Today in Educational News of the Obvious

An undergraduate researcher (i.e., at least he wasn’t paid) has found that… Middle school students who frequently use “tech-speak”—omitting letters to shorten words and using homophone symbols, such as @ for “at” or 2nite for “tonight”—performed worse on a test of basic grammar… No word yet from  education researchers on whether middle schoolers are emotionally mercurial… Read More Today in Educational News of the Obvious

“Skanning” For a Florida Education Commissioner Replacement

Florida is looking for a new Education Commissioner.  Anybody here in New Mexico got a recommendation for a replacement? Can anyone here in the Land of Enchantment possibly think of anyone with educational commissioner sort of experience and Florida connections?  Maybe someone who has had a bit of trouble being formally confirmed in their current,… Read More “Skanning” For a Florida Education Commissioner Replacement

Brainstorming The Next Standardized Reading Test: A Guide, Part II

The days fly and it’s been too many now since we started brainstorming ideas on how to properly test 8th Graders on reading in New Mexico.  We’ve been busy, but maybe one reason the days flew by is just how life-alteringly boring it is to read the 8th Grade “Language Arts” Standards/Benchmarks/Strands/Whatever.   All sales of OTC and prescription… Read More Brainstorming The Next Standardized Reading Test: A Guide, Part II