Daily Archives: December 20, 2014

Alan Singer: Pearson’s Woes Multiply

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Alan Singer of Hofstra University is a Pearson-watcher, as we all should be. Pearson is the UK-based mega corporation that is swallowing up American educatiion. It creates assessments for many individual states (like…

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Reading Transforms Us – NYTimes

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/opinion/sunday/how-writing-transforms-us.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region&_r=0 ….MOST writing seeks to influence you to think or feel how the author wants you to think or feel. The article you are reading now is no exception. We want you to think about certain things in a certain … Continue reading

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Kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful… -N. Gaiman

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build … Continue reading

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