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Is the Bar Too High? ESSA, Scores & Elections

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Just my Opinion, but…. JUST SAY NO to standardized testing. It’s time. Right before elections it’s turning into a political football, local, state and federal. At the national level, the leap to ‘for profit’ schools, slaps us into the face of reality. Tests. Lower the bar, fix or dump the tests? A conundrum. Is the […]

World Literacy Day 2018: Now What?

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THIS. I read that 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills. One in five adults, two thirds of them, women. Not so bad, or staggering, depending on our perspective. Sobering, 60.7 million children are out of school and more drop out. Is this acceptable?As a nation of readers, we believe that the joy of reading […]

NAEP ’17 Reading: Up, Down or Sideways?

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Don’t show Mama Our Nation’s Report Card.Not so good. Tonight I’m sharing my opinions, not a major statistical treatise, but I will toss some information into the bowl, like Strega Nona, and let’s mix it up, and put a little honey on top. Tonight I offer heartfelt, plain talk about yesterday’s shocking headlines, or not […]