Daily Archives: May 31, 2015

An Excellent Day

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
May your day be EXCELLENT – full of the little gifts that make up moments of peace. To awaken to birdsong and puppy kisses, to the scent of brewing coffee and browning toast, to greet…

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May 31, 2015 – NATIONAL MACAROON DAY – NATIONAL SAVE YOUR HEARING DAY – NATIONAL SPEAK IN COMPLETE SENTENCES DAY

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Carol Burris: A Young Teacher Ruined by Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris posts a letter from a young teacher in DC who graduated from Burris’ school in Long Island. She is not happy with the high-stakes testing, test-based accountability, and Common Core. Want…

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Jeb Bush’s Shrinking “Chiefs for Change” Changes the Rules and Expands

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeb Bush created an organization called “Chiefs for Change,” comprised of state superintendents who shared his views about vouchers, charters, vouchers, high-stakes testing, accountability, VAM, and digital learning. Then, as members lost their…

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May 30, 2015 – NATIONAL MINT JULEP DAY – LOOMIS DAY – NATIONAL HOLE IN MY BUCKET DAY – NATIONAL WATER A FLOWER DAY

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