NUT Report: Kentucky Parents Organizing

June 8, 2011
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Posted For Sandra In Brevard Over 300 Fayette, Kentucky parents have formed FayetteABC as what they see as a “moral obligation and responsibility” to express their concerns over excessive testing and its impact on education. Fayette Advocates for Balance in the Classroom™ (FayetteABC™) was founded by Erik and Cheryl Myrup and other Fayette County Public […]

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A lesson in history

June 8, 2011
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This was originaly posted on Grumpy almost a a year ago by gpabud under the title For all my righty friends, Lefty’s I owe, big time. (no you don’t Bud, they deserve it)Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would […]

Dr Walter Williams on the Welfare State

June 8, 2011
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It’s a small world, yesterday a Grumpy Member sent me one of those circculating emails piece titled DR. WILLIAMS predicts that Obama can not lose the 2012 election. The email contained a photo of Dr. Williams and said the he was a professor at George Mason University in northern Virginia. A quick check confirmed most […]

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Saturday Silly

June 8, 2011
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  A little old lady was walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags had a hole in it and, every once in a while, a $20 fell out onto the sidewalk. Noticing this, a policeman stopped her, and said, “Ma’am, there are $20 bills falling out […]

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Student Data Collection: Purpose, Costs, Risks?

June 4, 2011
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Grumpy Note: Never Before in the history of the United States has the Federal Government felt it was entited to collect the kind of person information the Dept of Education says it must have to educate America’s children. The DoED seees no reason it shouldn’t be allowed to share the information with other Governments Agencies.. […]

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The Weiner

June 3, 2011
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The Weiner  By now everyone in the country with access to a newspaper, radio, TV or computer has heard about the lewd picture tweet from Congressman Anthony Weiner’s account to a young lady in Washington State. Weiner says the account was hacked and someone pranked him.. I can see that happening, it’s a criminal offense, […]

NUT Report: Decades of test-based incentive programs do not yield expected results

June 3, 2011
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Posted for Sandra in Brevard Grumpy Educators reported on a study conducted by the National Research Council here. The widget with the full text remains available on the right side of the screen. Last week, another study was published. The National Research Council released the results of a study examining the decades of implementing high-stakes […]

Posted in: Education Reform
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