Blog Archives

84th Legislature: Bills Filed Relating to TKCW Goals

Please note that this list is tentative.  It includes bills filed relating to our goals, but we may or may not take a position on each one.  Also, the position we take may change if the bill is amended, or if there is a committee substitute.  The Legislative Report Card that Texas Kids Can’t Wait […]

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Education Experts Rarely Allowed at the Policymaking Table

A hundred years ago I was the Associate State Superintendent for Standards and Curriculum in the great state of Delaware.  I got there just as the movement began to develop state-level curriculum standards for schools, so I oversaw that process. The Chief State School Officers is a national organization made up of the executive leadership […]

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Finnish Lessons

I read and reread Sahlberg’s book called “Finnish Lessons” in preparation for writing my 2012 policy paper for the Equity Center.  It is just excellent!  I recommend that everyone read it.  He details what it is that that country has done that has led to it leading the world in international assessments.  In many, many […]

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Many Thanks to Karen Petree and Kelly McDonald!!!!

Karen Petree (County Chair) and Kelly McDonald (Ex.Dir.) of the McLennan County Democrat Party gave us a huge boost today in the newsletter that they emailed to McLennan County Democrats.  Democrats from all over McLennan County will read this information and be better informed about the issues now.  The whole right side-bar of the newsletter […]

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Pearson, Assessments, and Creeping Privatization

Read this excellent piece by Abby Rapoport, writer for The Texas Observer: http://www.texasobserver.org/the-pearson-graduate/

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Test Mania Tortures Tots

http://dianeravitch.net/2012/11/26/test-mania-tortures-tots-in-new-york-city/

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Campaign for Our Public Schools (Diane Ravitch)

Go to this link to Diane Ravitch’s blog posting:  http://dianeravitch.net/2012/10/14/join-the-campaign-for-our-public-schools-2/

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Communities for Public Education Reform

I received yesterday an email from the Annenberg Institute about Communities for Public Education Reform, who are committed to many of the same goals that those of us in Texas Kids Can’t Wait are committed to.  Go to this link to read the story and watch the video.  Some great ideas!  http://annenberginstitute.org/commentary/2012/10/time-now-building-movement-educational-justice

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