Tag Archives: Common Core

What Are We Doing to Public Education in the Name of School Reform?: High-Stakes Testing and the Demise of the “Artist-Teacher”

By Elaine Magliaro Vicki Cobb, an author of nonfiction  books for children, is a former science teacher. She has published more than eighty titles “for grades K-8 that cover physics, chemistry and biology, biographies, geography and the human body.” In 2012, she received a Lifetime … Continue reading

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Developmentally Inappropriate: How Common Core Jeopardizes the Foundation of Learning and May Harm Some Children (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Jonathan Pelto, who served five terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives, called Wendy Lecker “one of the most powerful and important voices on behalf of public education and against the corporate education reform industry’s unending assault … Continue reading

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Rotten to the Common Core?: On the Subject of Education Standards, Arne Duncan, “White Suburban Moms”…and Bad*ss Teachers

By Elaine Magliaro After reading Mike Spindell’s column Fake Colleges and Lousy Student Loan Programs today, I thought I’d post an article about Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Common Core that I wrote back in November of 2013 for Res Ipsa … Continue reading

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The Twelfth Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Florida State Representative Warns That the Company Hired to Create New Common Core Standardized Tests for the State Promotes Homosexuality

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Last November, I wrote a column for Res Ipsa Loquitor on the subject of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Common Core standards. It appears that Duncan was unhappy with critics of Common Core and made … Continue reading

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