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Round Two In the Bay State’s Battle Over the Common Core

One of the big mysteries of the education-reform movement is why Massachusetts, the gold-standard of American education, jettisoned its highly successful education standards for the untested Common Core State Standards. One reason was a much-needed, post-recession cash infusion via Race … Continue reading

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A Watchdog Reflects on the Failures of Former Superintendent Deasy and Other Grown Ups in the Los Angeles Public Schools

During a recent visit to Los Angeles, I sat down with Stuart Magruder, a local architect and controversial watchdog of the Los Angeles Unified School District, to talk about public education in L.A., the iPad debacle, and the recent resignation … Continue reading

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Unwrapping New York State’s latest common core tests

Once again I am in possession of a bit of educational contraband. For the second year in a row, I have received a copy of the New York State English Language Arts tests for grades 6 to 8, which were administered … Continue reading

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