Trizzle, trazzle, trozzle, trome……. time for these ones to go home?

LOLGOP has posted a new item, ‘GOP, it’s time to give 9 or 10 candidates a
participation award and send them home’, at Eclectablog

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“What You Do Speaks So Loudly that I Cannot Hear What You Say” … John F. Kennedy? Ralph Waldo Emerson? Anonymous?

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What You Do Speaks So Loudly

that I Cannot Hear What You Say

John F. Kennedy? Ralph Waldo Emerson? Anonymous?

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Is there such a thing as a useful standardized test?


 By Peter Greene
A grumpy old teacher trying to keep up the good classroom fight
in the new age of reformy stuff.

The Only Good Standardized Test

Posted: 30 Oct 2015 04:20 AM PDT

As testing has risen once again to the surface of the ed policy soup,  I have found myself in versions of the same conversation, because people who like the idea of standardized testing really like the idea of standardized testing, and because I said the number of necessary standardized tests is zero.

Jennifer Borgioli Binis challenged me to be a little more precise in my language. I took exception to Robert Pondiscio’s assertion that data from tests are the life blood of education and he took exception with my exception. Someone in the comments called me a “union shill.” And a reporter asked me what the alternative to standardized testing would be.

It’s a fair question. Is there such a thing as a useful standardized test?
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Excuse me? Say what? What police training academy could possible teach this approach?

Flint police officer handcuffs

elementary school student,

department review underway

Flint police are reviewing an incident where a city police officer handcuffed a child at a Flint school.

Flint Police Chief James Tolbert says he has apologized to the mother of the child who was handcuffed.

Lawmakers want to ditch Daylight Saving Time

Rick Pluta from Michigan Public Radio reports that two state lawmakers have forged a bipartisan effort to take Michigan off Daylight Saving Time. If they get their way, Sunday would be the final time Michiganders have to re-set their clocks to accommodate the time change.

State Representatives Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, and Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, say the twice-a-year time change is inconvenient, confusing, and can even be dangerous to people’s health and safety.

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Michigan legislature once again ‘kicks the can’ down the state’s pot-hole filled roads

House adjourns without vote,

roads plan “once again” stuck in the mud

Michigan Public Radio reports that there were feelings of optimism earlier this week in Lansing that the state Senate might just pass a road funding plan the House passed the week before. But, once again, that optimism has fallen flat, as the House adjourned without a vote after about eight hours of discussion.

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Response to President Obama’s open letter to parents and teachers on testing

Response to President Obama’s open letter to parents and teachers on testing

“Like you, we want to know how our children are doing in school. But we really don’t learn much from standardized test reports released months into the next school year on tests that seem to change every year. We learn much more from our students’ report cards, teacher conferences, and reviewing schoolwork over time – information that Department of Education policies have pushed to the sidelines.”

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