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Accountability for Mr. Gates: The Billionaire Philanthropist Evaluation

Bill Gates, who is more responsible than anyone for the absurd evaluations by which teachers are now being held accountable, had the gall to write …

The bait and switch of school “reform”

Behind the new corporate agenda for education lurks the old politics of profit and self-interest<p>David Sirota<p>September 12, 2011 5:39pm (UTC)<p>In recent weeks the debate over the future of public education in America has flared up again, this time with the publication of the new book "Class Warfare," …

Pearson Rakes in the Profit (Update)

A financial analysis for 2012 of the British-based publishing giant Pearson is available online at 4-traders.com. It tells a very interesting, if frightening story that needs to be more widely circulated in the United States, especially among parents, teachers, and educational policy makers. …

Common Core Corruption: Pearson Publishing Investigated

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org<p>We recently did an article about a petition authored by Paul Horton, State Liaison Illinois Council for History …

Study: Middle School Algebra Push Yields Minimal Performance Gains

Many states are pushing students to take Algebra 1 in middle school to prepare them for advanced math in high school. A new analysis, however, …

How the Arts Unlock the Door to Learning

What we also saw in these classrooms were students who were enthusiastically participating in the learning process, and having fun. It's not …

Education: The Invisible Profession

“I am an invisible man,” announces the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison’s <i>Invisible Man</i>, adding:<p>I am invisible, understand, simply because people …

Misunderstanding Self-Esteem

Developing self-esteem in students is the subject of countless articles and books. Yet I wonder if it is properly understood. I've always believed …

Michelle Rhee: Wrong again

<b>Former DC schools chancellor Michelle Rhee</b><p>Her education “reform” movement sends the lovely message that communities should stay out of their schools<p>David Sirota<p>February 26, 2013 4:45pm (UTC)<p>Most who are reading these words will probably agree that our country is facing a democracy crisis, thanks, …

iSchool Campus: How the iPad is Revolutionizing Education at an Idaho Elementary School

- Mar 18, 2013<p>The iPad has been making serious waves in all sorts of industries from Fortune 500 companies to airports – and nowhere is that more …

Educator explains historical blind spots in U.S. education system

History is yesterday's news. Literally.<p>Unfortunately, according to one professor, the American educational system is leaving history behind and American school kids today don't understand how all of the events happening around them will have long-term impact.<p>Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of …

A New Education Story

"To prepare Americans for the jobs of the future and help restore middle-class security, we have to out-educate the world," opens the White House's webpage on education. To assure this 'out-educating,' it goes on to suggest "higher standards and better assessments" as well as "smarter data systems …

Chicago is ground zero for disastrous 'free market' reforms of education

If you want a glimpse of what slash-and-burn free market education reform does in cities throughout the US, look no further than Chicago. Last week, …