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NUT Report: Kentucky Parents Organizing

June 8, 2011 by

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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 […]

Student Data Collection: Purpose, Costs, Risks?

June 4, 2011 by

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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.. […]

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

June 3, 2011 by

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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 […]

We’d like to know a little bit about you for our files

May 31, 2011 by

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Since January, when Sandra in Brevard first reported that Florida had accepted 9.8 Million dollars from the Federal Government to data mine public school students she’s been finding more and more evidence that the government now considers everything about you their business. According to the DOEd, the government needs to know if you are a […]

Preparing for Memorial Day….keep it moving

May 27, 2011 by

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This came to me in an email with the following message; I’d be EXTREMELY proud if this email reached as many as possible. We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve. God Bless them all!!! Makes you proud to be an AMERICAN!!!!! It is […]

NUT Report: Parents Head to D.C. in July

May 25, 2011 by

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Posted for Sandra in Brevard  Save Our Schools (SOS) was covered in the Washington Post by Valerie Strauss: Rita Solnet is a Florida businesswoman, parent and education activist.  she is a co-founder of the nonprofit Parents Across America. Why, as a parent, are you involved with the SOS March? As a business owner and as […]

Psychiatric Medicine’s Biggest Achievement? Tricking the masses…

May 25, 2011 by

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Posted For Polebot Does ADD really exist? Once upon a Time in America, American families would sit around and listen to radio broadcasts for hours as the main source of entertainment. Fast forward a few years and the television took over as the primary source of entertainment for American families. When I was a child […]