The Soon-to-be-Viral Annotated PARCC “Expanded Opportunities” Table

As a way of both preparing for my last three weeks of K-12 teaching and reminding myself why it’s my last three weeks of K-12 teaching, I am spending a fine cloudy Fall Sunday morning staring at: In case you haven’t stared at the above, it’s the “expanded opportunities” made available for states this year… Read More The Soon-to-be-Viral Annotated PARCC “Expanded Opportunities” Table

Winston Brooks or Analee Maestas: Who’s the Story Now?

In defense of the news-gathering organizations involved, the Winston Brooks “story” at present is more about release of public records than insight into why Winston Brooks got canned with a $350,000 cherry on top.  Maddening in the lack of detail as the inadequate list o’ aggrieved ones “stories” at KOB and the Journal are, we might be… Read More Winston Brooks or Analee Maestas: Who’s the Story Now?

Step Right Up to PARCC/Skandera’s Bait and Switch

“Don’t our kids and their parents deserve to know how they stack up against students in other states when it comes to subject matter mastery and college readiness?” — from Albuquerque Journal Editorial, October 22, 2015 “PARCC announced Thursday that it will now offer states the option of buying parts of its testing system and… Read More Step Right Up to PARCC/Skandera’s Bait and Switch

Just Another Teacher Retirement/Resignation Blog Post – Mine

First, the only “news” contained in this blog post:  Your humble blogger is retiring from teaching, effective January 1, 2016. By this point, there are nearly countless excellent, eloquent communications from public school teachers so fed up with the state of the profession that they feel no other option than to quit/retire. The sheer mass of these statements certainly… Read More Just Another Teacher Retirement/Resignation Blog Post – Mine