Tennessee bill makes welfare benefits dependent on school performance

The state of Tennessee is attempting to pass new legislation that will penalize families if their children do no perform well in school. If a child does not meet the state’s requirements in reading, math, or language arts, the family will have their welfare benefits reduced by 30%. One of the most egregious errors in […]

Whoo-Hoo! Occupy the Schools

In response to a poverty rate that tops 90% in many urban and rural schools -and 1.6 million homeless children—many in schools with no libraries-education reformers at the White House, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Governors Association call for a radical, untried curriculum overhaul and two versions of nonstop national testing […]

"Gapwash": propaganda and education

Gapwash from: Special Guest Found at:  http://forpublicschool.wikispaces.com/Dictionary+of+Reform This is an edited version that can be found above. The idea of working to close the so-called “achievement gap” in education is very similar to the concept of “greenwash” in environmentalism. Greenwash is the term used to refer to propaganda deliberately used by polluters to cover up […]