Tag Archives: Alphie Kohn

More About: What the ‘thoughtless’ N.Y. government just did to teachers

[caption id="attachment_54847" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Image: 4tests.com/with overlay)[/caption] Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for students and teachers and you actually thought the tides were changing with all the parental opposition to the standardized testing and the acceptance of the Opt-Out Movement, this new reform gets voted in just in time for April Fools Day, really?…
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Common Core Pushed Me Out the Door

My departing words after a thirty-year career teaching special education in several public schools is this: Common Core pushed me out the door! I will be the first to admit, this may sound surprising and probably premature on my part - "retiring" (especially since I still have two of my own in college). But, I am leaving my…
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7 Key Changes to the SAT

According to Time Magazine, in a recent opinion piece written by Leon Botstein and a New York Times piece, written by Tamar Lewin, we may finally be getting somewhere with educational reform, especially in the way of leveling the playing field in the disparate socio-economic classes. It has long been known that students in the upper echelons, who are provided with private…
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