Monthly Archives: May 2014

Inappropriate Standards and the Death of Self-Discovery

Originally posted on The Plain Satisfactions:
­On a beautiful spring day, I sat on the porch and did some math with Oscar, my six-year-old son. In response to an educational system that is becoming more and more standardized and oppressive…

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Common Core Regents, Our Next Concern

Amid growing concerns over Common Core State Standards across the nation, there has been little talk about the effects the new standards will have on high school students in New York State, as the NYS Regents become fully aligned with … Continue reading

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Opt Out of Field Tests, 2014

From June 2-11, select schools across New York State will be administering field tests in various grade levels. What are field tests? According to NY Stop Testing, A “field test” is an exam that Pearson uses to help create the “regular” exams … Continue reading

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