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Does Common Core add up for California’s math students?*

As this public school year begins, districts across California are reporting student performance on new exams based on California’s adaptation of the controversial Common Core federal standards. Students and parents have good reason to be anxious about the newly released … Continue reading

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Common Core’s Language Arts

It is often said that scientific writing is dull and boring to read. Writers choose words carefully; mean for them to be interpreted precisely and, so, employ vocabulary that may be precise, but is often obscure. Judgmental terms—particularly the many … Continue reading

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David Coleman in Charge

Wayne Bishop recently made me aware of the unfortunately completely one-sided discussion of US mathematics education at the recent Aspen Ideas Festival. David Leonhardt is Washington Bureau Chief for the New York Times, won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting … Continue reading

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Richard Innes’ Georgia testimony on Common Core

Testimony to Georgia House’s Federal Government’s Role in Education Study Committee Regarding: Common Core State Standards and Related Testing Issues Posted on August 21, 2014 by Richard Innes New in the Nonpartisan Education Review: “ Testimony to Georgia House’s Federal … Continue reading

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Try Trying

Educator testing scandals have lit up the news wires recently and some call the cheating unprecedented. It is not unprecedented; journalists simply paid little attention to the issue before now. To my mind, the most profound factoid revealed by the … Continue reading

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Campbell’s Law is like Campbell’s Soup

Campbell’s Law is like Campbell’s Soup: Ubiquitous and Innocuous You became familiar with Campbell’s Law when only a few days old and by age two had mastered it. As a parent, you would have witnessed your children discovering, learning, and … Continue reading

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The OECD meets to discuss assessment

The OECD meets to discuss assessment, Open minds on assessment policy likely not invited http://congrex.no/oecdoslo2013/ A hoodwinked OECD is one result of our profession’s tolerance of censorship and suppression of information on assessment policy and its related research. http://www.nonpartisaneducation.org/Review/Resources/RotSpreadsOverseas.pdf  

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