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  • Norm Scott
    Susan just made a fantastic speech at Columbia livestream event. Leonie calls her the I.F. Stone of progressive ed movement.
    Message 1 of 20 , May 4 7:43 AM
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      Susan just made a fantastic speech at Columbia livestream event. Leonie calls her the I.F. Stone of progressive ed movement.
      http://totalwebcasting.com/live/columbiatc/20130504/

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      I was disappointed by Ed Week's tepid coverage of Arne's appearance at AERA, but I heard from someone who was there that 'It was a damn near riot.' So that's encouraging news.

      I offer a guarantee in one of the posts below. Guaranteed that you will learn something if you read the whole thing. I don't see the point of blogging if no information is unearthed. Whining is whining. Offering information for the revolution is a whole different kettle of fish.

      I'm off to New York City for a couple of days and no way would I take a computer. I want to walk the streets. . . and go to a conference. I'll take half a dozen books for my my nighttime benefit. And today I bought a bunch of the new postcard stamps, part of my ongoing campaign to save the U. S. Postal Service. I'll use them in NYC.

      Eggplant returns!

      Cartoons:

      http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=754

      http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=900

      http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=899

      http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=898

      http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=897

      http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=896

      http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=752

      Tick off a Standardisto today.

      Susan

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      Arne Duncan’s Moment of Truth
      John Merrow with extensive Ohanian notes
      Taking Note blog
      2013-05-01
      http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=479

      Ohanian takes a closer look at grant giving than many folks do. . . and compares it to sausage making. . . and offers a guarantee.

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      Extreme Common Core rhetoric clouds serious debate
      Valerie Strauss
      Washington Post Answer Sheet
      2013-05-01
      http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=478

      Who's doing more harm to public education? Glenn Beck or Randi Weingarten?

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      Learning Goals Spur Backlash: New Standards Adopted by Nearly All States Are Finding a Growing Group of Foes
      Stephanie Banchero
      Wall Street Journal
      2013-05-01
      http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=477

      The main reason I'm posting this is to show the sample of Common  Core benchmarks the paper chose to post.

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      My letter to the Education Committees and Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction
      Fourth Generation Teacher

      2013-05-01
      http://susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=1094

      Oklahoma teacher tells state ed 'don't blame McGraw-Hill; look in the mirror.'

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      To the editor
      Susan Mehiel
      Wall Street Journal
      2013-05-01
      http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1552

      Letter writer emphasizes the point that participation the Common Core was not voluntary

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      Parents Grill Department of Education Over Private Student Data Cloud
       Sydney Brownstone
      Village Voice
      2013-04-30
      http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1596

      Now you see what results when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation holds hands with Rupert Murdoch  and Joel Klein. The need of parent consent to the sharing of private information about their children is an issue that Conservatives and Progressives can hold hands on. they can and they should.

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      Next: Oklahoma school testing glitch What happens next in the aftermath of the Oklahoma school testing glitch?
      Carrie Coppernoll
      NewsOK and
      2013-04-30
      http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1595

      Test 'em til they drop.

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      How Murdoch, Bill Gates and Big Corporations Are Data Mining Our Schools
      Peter Rugh
      The Indypendent
      2013-04-30
      http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1594

      The State is using its monopoly on education to benefit certain corporations. . . . Government and for-profit education businesses are becoming ever more inextricably inter-connected

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      No Rich Child Left Behind
      Sean  F, Reardon
      New York  Times
      2013-04-28
      http://susanohanian.org/show_research.php?id=518

      This article provoked a lot of discussion at the New York Times. I had some problems with it.

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      U. S. Youth Engage in Arne Duncan's Favorite  Season of the Year

      Eggplant
      2013-04-30
      http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_news.php?id=897

      Here's a survey of testing glitches and how Arne Duncan views them.
      ----------------------------------------------------
      Order the CD of the resistance:
      "No Child Left Behind? Bring Back the Joy."
      To order online (and hear samples from the songs)
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      Other orders: Send $15 to
      Susan Ohanian
      P. O. Box 26
      Charlotte, VT 05445
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    • Norm Scott
      Susan just made a fantastic speech at Columbia event. Leonie calls her the I.F. Stone of Progressive education. ... From: Susan Ohanian
      Message 2 of 20 , May 4 8:55 AM
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        Susan just made a fantastic speech at Columbia event. Leonie calls her the I.F. Stone of Progressive education.

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        Date: Thu, May 2, 2013 at 7:05 PM
        Subject: [News from Susan Ohanian] New Content at SusanOhanian.Org!
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        I was disappointed by Ed Week's tepid coverage of Arne's appearance at AERA, but I heard from someone who was there that 'It was a damn near riot.' So that's encouraging news.

        I offer a guarantee in one of the posts below. Guaranteed that you will learn something if you read the whole thing. I don't see the point of blogging if no information is unearthed. Whining is whining. Offering information for the revolution is a whole different kettle of fish.

        I'm off to New York City for a couple of days and no way would I take a computer. I want to walk the streets. . . and go to a conference. I'll take half a dozen books for my my nighttime benefit. And today I bought a bunch of the new postcard stamps, part of my ongoing campaign to save the U. S. Postal Service. I'll use them in NYC.

        Eggplant returns!

        Cartoons:

        http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=754

        http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=900

        http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=899

        http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=898

        http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=897

        http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=896

        http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=752

        Tick off a Standardisto today.

        Susan

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        Arne Duncan’s Moment of Truth
        John Merrow with extensive Ohanian notes
        Taking Note blog
        2013-05-01
        http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=479

        Ohanian takes a closer look at grant giving than many folks do. . . and compares it to sausage making. . . and offers a guarantee.

        \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
        Extreme Common Core rhetoric clouds serious debate
        Valerie Strauss
        Washington Post Answer Sheet
        2013-05-01
        http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=478

        Who's doing more harm to public education? Glenn Beck or Randi Weingarten?

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        Learning Goals Spur Backlash: New Standards Adopted by Nearly All States Are Finding a Growing Group of Foes
        Stephanie Banchero
        Wall Street Journal
        2013-05-01
        http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=477

        The main reason I'm posting this is to show the sample of Common  Core benchmarks the paper chose to post.

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        My letter to the Education Committees and Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction
        Fourth Generation Teacher

        2013-05-01
        http://susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=1094

        Oklahoma teacher tells state ed 'don't blame McGraw-Hill; look in the mirror.'

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        To the editor
        Susan Mehiel
        Wall Street Journal
        2013-05-01
        http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1552

        Letter writer emphasizes the point that participation the Common Core was not voluntary

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        Parents Grill Department of Education Over Private Student Data Cloud
         Sydney Brownstone
        Village Voice
        2013-04-30
        http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1596

        Now you see what results when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation holds hands with Rupert Murdoch  and Joel Klein. The need of parent consent to the sharing of private information about their children is an issue that Conservatives and Progressives can hold hands on. they can and they should.

        \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
        Next: Oklahoma school testing glitch What happens next in the aftermath of the Oklahoma school testing glitch?
        Carrie Coppernoll
        NewsOK and
        2013-04-30
        http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1595

        Test 'em til they drop.

        \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
        How Murdoch, Bill Gates and Big Corporations Are Data Mining Our Schools
        Peter Rugh
        The Indypendent
        2013-04-30
        http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1594

        The State is using its monopoly on education to benefit certain corporations. . . . Government and for-profit education businesses are becoming ever more inextricably inter-connected

        \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
        No Rich Child Left Behind
        Sean  F, Reardon
        New York  Times
        2013-04-28
        http://susanohanian.org/show_research.php?id=518

        This article provoked a lot of discussion at the New York Times. I had some problems with it.

        \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
        U. S. Youth Engage in Arne Duncan's Favorite  Season of the Year

        Eggplant
        2013-04-30
        http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_news.php?id=897

        Here's a survey of testing glitches and how Arne Duncan views them.
        ----------------------------------------------------
        Order the CD of the resistance:
        "No Child Left Behind? Bring Back the Joy."
        To order online (and hear samples from the songs)
        http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dhbdrake4
        Other orders: Send $15 to
        Susan Ohanian
        P. O. Box 26
        Charlotte, VT 05445
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      • Norm Scott
        ... From: Susan Ohanian Date: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 7:05 AM Subject: [News from Susan Ohanian] New Content at SusanOhanian.Org! To:
        Message 3 of 20 , Jun 20, 2013
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          I recommend visiting the page '21 Heartwarming And Beautiful Facts About Mr. Rogers That Will Brighten Even The Crummiest Day'. It contains a whole lot better advice than anything sent out from the US Department of Education or any state department of education.

          http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/heartwarming-and-beautiful-facts-about-mr-rogers-that-wil?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=buzzfeed

          There are several new cartoons:
          http://susanohanian.org/cartoons.php

          http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=921

          http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=920

          http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=919

          My accomplishment of the week was to head the team making 60 apple turnovers for the Senior Center,as well as crustless quiche and Persian salad. When enraged by corporate/government horrors, the camaraderie of chopping and dicing together lightens hearts. Our team of cooks includes an eight-year-old and a ten-year-old--homeschoolers--who have proven themselves to be indispensable. I can't help but think the experience offers a more valuable experience for them than sitting in school doing test prep.

          Susan

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          Hey, Kid, There's No Need to Hurry
          Susan Ohanian
          blog
          2013-06-19
          http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=510

          Celebrating the butcher, pastry chef, mapmaker, underwear salesman, elevator operator, garbage collector, ice sculptor, belly dancer, poet, highway line painter. And many more.

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          Sympathy for the Luddites
          Paul Krugman with Ohanian Comment
          New York Times
          2013-06-14
          http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=509



          Read Krugman's column provides a good rebuttal to the Common Core hogwash.

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          A big unexplored idea in school reform
          Marion Brady
          Washington Post Answer Sheet
          2013-06-12
          http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=508

          Marion Brady has a great, creative idea and he knows why other creative people remain silent about it.

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          What the war on education is all about
          Stephen Krashen

          2013-06-19
          http://susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=1105

          Here it is in a nutshell. You've been warned. Get your head out of the sand.

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          To the editor
          Susan Ohanian
          Charlotte Observer
          2013-06-15
          http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1569

          There's not a chance in Hades that my letter will be printed. So I posted it on their website.

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          New Research Shows SNAP, Facing Big Cuts in the House, Reduces Extreme Poverty
          Danilo Trisi
          Center on Budget and Pollicy Priorities blog
          2013-06-17
          http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1636

          I'd like to see teachers and all people who care about the ability of public schools to do good work with and for children mobilize against this cut in food stamps and for a substantial raise in the minimum wage.

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          Teacher Training's Low Grade
          Stephanie Banchero
          Wall Street Journal
          2013-06-18
          http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1635

          Comments at Wall Street Journal about this article are so ugly I won't post them. Arne Duncan, of course, promotes the ugliness.

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          A Window Into the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Dystopia
          Sarah Darer Littman
          CT News Junkie
          2013-06-13
          http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1634

          Sarah Darer Littman filed a freedom of information request and traces Gates Foundation money in Hartford. It is not a pretty story.

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          The biggest scandal in America
          Valerie Strauss and Fred Smith
          Washington Post Answer Sheet
          2013-06-11
          http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1633

          Valerie Strauss nails it.
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          "No Child Left Behind? Bring Back the Joy."
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          Other orders: Send $15 to
          Susan Ohanian
          P. O. Box 26
          Charlotte, VT 05445
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        • Norm Scott
          ... From: Susan Ohanian Date: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 9:41 PM Subject: [News from Susan Ohanian] New Content at SusanOhanian.Org! To:
          Message 4 of 20 , Aug 7, 2013
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            Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Arne Duncan Dream
            http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=938

            Gargoyles Read too
            http://www.susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=805

            Amen.
            http://www.susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=804

            I bow at this altar
            http://www.susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=803

            Yes, I attended the 50th birthday party of my 8th grade student. I want to write about it but at the moment other issues are pressing. I'll just say I recognized her and she recognized me. The family seemed thrilled that a teacher would come, and the teacher was thrilled to be invited, the only non-relative there.  Stay tuned.

            Susan

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            AGHHHHHHHH!
            Susan Ohanian
            blog
            2013-08-06
            http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=539

            In 'Feed,' National Book Award finalist, a next-generation Internet hybrid is directly hardwired into the brain in order to produce group obedience to a consumer ethos.



            What's the PTA's excuse?

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            Why the Common Core Became a Political Football
            Rick Hess
            Education Week: Straight Up blog
            2013-08-05
            http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=538

            Hess offers an interesting appraisal of what the Common Core proponents have done wrong but it's all about strategy, not substance.

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            To the editor
            Susan Ohanian
            New York Times
            2013-08-01
            http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1587

            Of course sarcasm never works in a letter to the New York Times, particularly when that sarcasm is directed at the New York Times editorial board Itself. But I sent this anyway.

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            Jeff Bezos' Other Endeavor: Charter Schools, Neoliberal Education Reforms
            Lee Fang
            The Nation blog
            2013-08-06
            http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1674

            I worry that Amazon is beginning to make Walmart look like a Mom & Pop operation.

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             Jeb's Education Racket
            Michelle Malkin
            National Review
            2013-08-02
            http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1673

            Sometimes Michelle Malkin gets it right. And pretty much on the nose.

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            Bill Gates buys into British security firm G4S
            Neil Maidment
            Reuters
            2013-06-10
            http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1672

            Take a look at Bill Gates recent investments. It's ugly.

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            Walmart’s big lie: No, it doesn’t create jobs!
            Kathleen Geier
            Salon.com
            2013-08-05
            http://susanohanian.org/show_research.php?id=529

            Research shows that destroying jobs is an essential component of the retail giant's anti-worker business model
            ----------------------------------------------------
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            "No Child Left Behind? Bring Back the Joy."
            To order online (and hear samples from the songs)
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            Other orders: Send $15 to
            Susan Ohanian
            P. O. Box 26
            Charlotte, VT 05445
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          • Norm Scott
            ... From: Susan Ohanian Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:03 PM Subject: [News from Susan Ohanian] New Content at SusanOhanian.Org! To:
            Message 5 of 20 , Aug 15, 2013
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              I sent 28 Questions About Common Core to the governor, the ed commissioner, every member of the legislative ed committees, and to the state board of ed. Earnest volunteer board of ed members are the only ones who answered. Three of them thanked me.

              The questions are getting pretty good notice. It could be very important for Vermont for it to get LOTS of notice, so I ask you to go to the site and recommend it to Facebook  and Tweet it. Please.

              But more important, revise these questions & send them to your own state people. It will give the earnest ones pause that they can't answer them. And may embarrass the others. CAN your gov, members of state legislature, school board answer these 28 questions? Go forth and find out.

              I fear that Progressives preach to the choir by reading each other's blogs & covering every outrage known to man. Corporados preach to the public & STAY ON MESSAGE.

              Can we stay on the anti-Common Core message for 2 1/2 weeks?  17 minutes?

              Anyway, please publicize--and use-- the 28 questions and we'll see what happens.

              http://vtdigger.org/2013/08/13/ohanian-28-questions-about-the-common-core/

              I finally went to the doctor, who lectured me on how asthmatics die.
              I'm hoping the meds work.

              Change of subject. While driving to the recycling center, aka the dump I heard this:

              'Next time you have questions like that, ask someone else'--Jon Miller, Wait Wait. . . Don't Tell Me.

              Kids should write this on CCSS tests

              Cartoons:

              http://www.susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=810

              http://www.susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=809

              http://www.susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=808

              http://www.susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=941

              Susan

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               The Common Core Disrespects Self-Selected Pleasure Reading
              Stephen Krashen
              website
              2013-08-13
              http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=549

              Here's some research refuting Common Core the press never mentions.

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              Core principle; Elevated standards will benefit both education and our economy
              Thomas J. Donohue and John Engler
              Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)
              2013-08-11
              http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=547

              This is how newspapers survive these days: Fire reporters and print news service boilerplate that supports the corporate agenda.

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              The One Skill Students Need to Survive in the 21st Century
              Susan Ohanian

              2013-08-11
              http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=546

              Here you have it: the one skill everybody needs to survive in the 21st century.

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              Let's Change the Narrative Surrounding Education Reform
              Hillary Linardopoulos

              2013-08-11
              http://susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=1120

              This third grade teacher says, 'I am asking every reformer who has asked my students' families to sacrifice more to spend a day working two jobs and rely on the bureaucracies of public assistance in order to make dinner that night.'

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              To the editor
              Lisa Guisbond
              Washington Post
              2013-08-09
              http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1592

              Here's another rebuttal of the corporate compost dutifully posted in newspapers across the country.

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              To the editor
              Stephen Krashen
              Deseret News
              2013-08-12
              http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1591

              Here's a straightforward rebuttal of bogus claims about STEM jobs.

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              To the editor
              Stephen Krashen
              Los Angeles Times
              2013-08-11
              http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1590

              Three cheers! Very concise and on-target.

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              To the editor
              Rog Lucido
              Fresno Bee
              2013-08-10
              http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1589

              Here is a great letter, written in terms the public can understand.

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              Teachers union seeks Florida DOE emails, searching for connections between Bennett, Bush foundation, charter school groups and others

              Orlando Sentinel School Zone blog
              2013-08-12
              http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1678

              Bad education policy is rewarded but sometimes greed brings the thugs down.

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              8 College Degrees with the Worst Return on Investment
              Dawn Dugan with lots of comments
              Salary.com
              2013-08-11
              http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1677

              There's something distasteful about the whole notion of calculating 'return on investment' in a college degree, but here it is.

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              War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests
              Marla Diamond and Ohanian confession
              CBS News
              2013-03-26
              http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1676

              It is kind of funny that New York City forbids the use of 'dancing' on standardized tests but finds 'talking pineapples' acceptable.
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              ... From: Susan Ohanian Date: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM Subject: [News from Susan Ohanian] New Content at SusanOhanian.Org! To:
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                Date: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM
                Subject: [News from Susan Ohanian] New Content at SusanOhanian.Org!
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                I'm getting back my air--picked a quart of wild red raspberries and a cup of black ones, which are just coming in. Picked 'em AND made it back up the hill . . . slowly.

                I think I have enough air to do it, so I'm making a few remarks at the Vermont State Board of Education meeting tomorrow, a follow up on having sent all of them the 28 Questions About the Common Core. By the way, those questions hit 825 'shares' on Facebook. I'd been hoping for 1,000 but thank all of you who made a real effort.

                 I wonder what it would take to get 1000,000 teachers to start asking questions. That would be only a tiny percentage of the teacher population.

                What's wrong here?

                But I'm not going to talk about the Questions tomorrow. I'm going to talk about my dad and show them my legacy from him, an 18" x 4" board with the stenciled numbers 58-1395.400-500, which sits on my desk.
                http://www.susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=340

                Cartoons

                All You Need to Know
                http://www.susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=814

                I love this cartoon


                Funny that this next one ran at the NYT the same day as the horrible piece featured in Liar! Liar!  See below. Danziger is a former VT h.s. English teacher.

                This Year's Gimmick
                http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=815

                Stop the Math Blather and Look at the Facts
                http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=945

                Worst Nightmare
                http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=944

                Susan

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                Tennessee Law Enforcement Leaders Urge Support For Common Core State Standards
                Press Release
                Fight Crime Invest in Kids
                2013-08-17
                http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=559

                Apparently, in Tennessee, Common Core will produce smarter cops.

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                Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire! War on the New York Times Embrace of the Common Core
                Susan Ohanian
                blog
                2013-08-19
                http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=558

                Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire! When they have to resurrect William Bennett in defense of Common Core, you know they're in trouble.

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                Who's Protecting Eight-Year-Olds' Right to Be Secure in Their Persons, Papers, and Effects?  ?
                Susan Ohanian
                blog
                2013-08-16
                http://susanohanian.org/data.php?id=511

                Who's going to insure eight-year-olds' protection under the Fourth Amendment?

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                Fatuous, Overused  Buzzwords In Need of Elimination Because Nobody Has a Clue What They Mean and/or Uses Them For Purposes of Deceit, Dissimulation, Dirty-Dealing, and Overreaching
                Susan Ohanian
                Commenting on the prose of those 40  NY business leaders who like the Common Core
                2013-08-08
                http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=548

                Here is letter of 40 NY business leaders praising the Common Core. If anyone can find an original thought, one that is not boilerplate lifted from the National Governors Association or CCSSO press releases, please let me know.

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                Bloom's Taxonomy
                Nicholas Meier

                2013-08-19
                http://susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=1121

                The problem with bloom's taxonomy is that thinking is presented as a hierarchy. You're better off reading Frank Smith than Bloom.

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                To Peter Cunningham
                Kent Brockman
                Huffington Post
                2013-08-17
                http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1595

                Strong rebuttal to  a whiny attack on Diane Ravitch by Duncan's former chief messager.

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                Teachers Face License Loss Tennessee to Join Three Other States in Yanking Privileges Based on Student Scores
                Stephanie Banchero
                Wall Street Journal
                2013-08-17
                http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1681

                Tennessee is finding one more way to destroy teachers.

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                State Investigating Possible CMT Cheating At Hartford School
                Vanessa de la Torre
                Hartford Courant
                2013-08-16
                http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1680

                There is one ray of sunshine in this sorry tale.

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                A City Borrows So Its Schools Open on Time
                Rick Lyman and Mary Williams Walsh
                New York Times
                2013-08-16
                http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1679

                For a close, penetrating look at how ed deformers try to frame Philadelphia, read Bruce Baker's explanation along with this NY Times story.
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                Some weekend reading from susan Ohanian. ... From: Susan Ohanian Date: Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 11:54 PM Subject: [News from Susan Ohanian] New
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                  Some weekend reading from susan Ohanian.


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                  Here is a collection for your weekend reading. I know the latest Common Core outrage is long but I hope you will read it with careful attention. This assault on first graders sits at the core of what corporate ed deform is all about.
                  http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=675

                  Contrast this with Kate DiCamillo's wonderful memories of a read-aloud.

                  With the help of teachers who refuse to remain silent, I try to bring not just complaints but the details of the assault that will compel people to action.

                  The fact of the matter than unless and until teacher behavior changes, the corporate raiders win.

                  And by 'change in teacher behavior' I mean REFUSAL.

                  I often post things in 'Notable Quotes' that never make it to the announcement list. For example, go over there and take a look about what the surgical community's perception of surgery residents. It certainly sounds familiar.

                  Thank you, Steve Krashen, for 'noticing' almost as soon as I posted it.

                  There are new cartoons:

                  Gates/Obama Personalized Learning
                  http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=893

                  Bribery, Coercion, and Manipulation for Primary Graders
                  http://susanohanian.org/cartoon_fetch.php?id=892

                  What the Taxpayer Funds
                  http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_cartoons.php?id=1010


                  I think the resistance community has reached the point where we should move on from complaining. I don't want to sound too self-serving here, but my goal is provide information that will help us to that next step--active resistance and refusal.

                  Give me liberty [to choose my curriculum] or . . .

                  Revolution.

                  I've told Nekko my cat who screams for me to come join him in palaver at 5:30 a.m. to expect tidings of great joy with Daylight Savings Time.

                  Susan

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                  Common Core: Asking First Graders  To Extract and Employ Evidence About Producers and Consumers
                  Susan Ohanian
                  blog
                  2014-03-07
                  http://susanohanian.org/core.php?id=675



                  First graders of the nation, unite!



                  Adults: read this and brush up on your indefinite pronouns.

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                  Big Data Means Big Questions on How That Information Is Used
                  Natasha Singer with Ohanian comment
                  New York  Times blog
                  2014-03-04
                  http://susanohanian.org/data.php?id=543

                  John Podesta, the counselor to the president is leading the Big Data Privacy review and this should alarm you.

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                  National Reading Month: Kate DiCamillo on the Power of Stories
                  Kate DiCamillo

                  2014-03-06
                  http://susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=1158

                  Here is a great statement by Kate DiCamillo. Do yourself a favor and read it.

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                  I won’t seek a 5th term on the Orange County School Board
                  Judge 'Rick' Roach

                  2014-03-06
                  http://susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=1157

                  Orange County school board member Rick Roach says he no longer recognizes his profession.

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                  To the editor
                  Kevin Mann
                  Daily Telegraph
                  2014-03-07
                  http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1649

                  Good comment on what passes for 'news' in our press.

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                  To the editor
                  More Than a Score
                  Chicago Tribune
                  2014-03-02
                  http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1648

                  The Chicago Tribune that a school is not a democracy and teacher should just give the standardized test. More Than A Score, a Chicago group working to end the misuse of higj stales stamdardized testing, responds.

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                  Does David Coleman Operate from 'Heartfelt' Motives?
                  Susan Ohanian and multiple writers
                  Wall Streeet Journal & New York Times
                  2014-03-06
                  http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1786

                  Read how major newspapers covered upcoming changes in the SAT.

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                  The Way  Bill Gates Makes Things Work
                  Susan Ohanian
                  blog
                  2014-03-05
                  http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1785

                  The Gates Foundation is funding online college textbooks.

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                  Malloy administration’s farce of a hearing on Common Core
                  Jonathan Pelto
                  Wait What? blog
                  2014-03-03
                  http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=1784

                  Connecticut Democrats remain committed to Common Core

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                  Connecticut parents seek guarantee they can opt students out of standardized tests
                  Rachel Chinapen
                  New Haven Register
                  2014-02-27
                  http://susanohanian.org/show_yahoo.php?id=852

                  Jesse Turner, director of the Central Connecticut State University Literacy Center, speaks out--loudly.
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