Making Education News: 11/14/2013

1.  Education Secretary Arne Duncan who has spent nearly $100 billion in stimulus money and used his own authority to approve No Child Left Behind waivers, may, it’s said, be finally losing some of his power. 2.  The U.S. Depart,Department of Education has...

Quotable Quotes: 11/11/2013

** “For years now, federal education policy has largely ignored the issue of poverty, with too many school reformers arguing that citing the effects of living in poverty as a big obstacle to achievement in schools is ‘an excuse.’ Schools, they say,...

Quotable Education Quotes: 10/22/2013

** “My goal is that my daughters never take a standardized test. I see less and less value in it educationally, and it is being used more and more to beat teachers over the head.” ~ Darcie Cimarusti ** “Obama’s demands that states rate teachers...

Qoutable Education Quotes: 8/26/2013

** “People are beginning to see that the emperors of reform have no clothes. And, as recent polling shows, parents are seeing this, too. Decades of top-down edicts, mass school closures, privatization, and test fixation with sanctions instead of support...