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George Carlin on Dumbing Down America Ed Notes Online
Show this to all kids who are thinking of boycotting a test.

 2008_12_fat_kidA House Race to Watch EdWeek
It will be interesting to see whether Shea-Porter tones down her rhetoric on the school improvement law, now that she's spent some time with NCLB co-author Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the chairman of the House education panel.

Charter School Tsunami EIA
DSEA hired a Washington DC consulting firm to advise them on "convincing the public to think twice about allowing the continued expansion of charter schools."...I'll bet there was an NEA grant behind this.

Most-Clicked: Tutoring Not the Ticket to Success? ASCD
In the 2006–07 school year, $595 million was spent on free tutoring to help schools achieve adequate yearly progress and close the achievement gap.

EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATIONS. TAPPED
...It's a great idea to hand kids a symbolic college application at their eighth grade graduation.

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