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Worst-Ever Attacks on Public Schools

I am old as dirt.  I was born in 1940. Do the math.  I lived through the recovery days of the Depression, World War II, the drought in the 1950’s, the Bay of Pigs crisis, Viet Nam, the assassinations of John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, 9/11.  Well, you know.  For 41 of […]

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Linda Ethridge: Grading Our State Legislators on Public Education

Linda Ethridge, Board of Contributors: Grading our state legislators on public education LINDA ETHRIDGE Board of Contributors | Updated 1 week ago In the fall of 1947 I entered first grade at Oakwood Elementary School in Knoxville, Tenn. I was lucky. I got to be in Mrs. Lane’s class. She was a wonderful teacher. She was loving, kind, […]

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Texas STAARs Assessments

Go to this link to find a good article about the Texas assessment system and how it has morphed into the awful mess it is today.  http://www.crosstimbersgazette.com/index.php/opinion/2909-high-stakes-testing-doesnt-make-the-grade

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