Monthly Archives: April 2016

Lt. Gov. Patrick crusading to under-fund schools, deny basic services

  WFAA-TV caught Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick doing what he does best, which isn’t representing the best interests of school kids, educators and other Texans. What Dan does best is being hypocritical, and in this case he was publicly berating … Continue reading

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What the real numbers experts say about teacher evaluations

  The American Statistical Association (ASA), an organization of professionals whose jobs are to make sense of numbers, warned two years ago of the unfairness and inaccuracy inherent in using test scores to evaluate teachers, but some educational bureaucrats still … Continue reading

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TSTA lawsuit: students aren’t formulas, and teachers aren’t robots

  Educators and parents get it. There are too many, high-stakes standardized tests in our classrooms. They steal time from the real work of teaching and learning and cause many children so much stress they destroy the joy of learning … Continue reading

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Some things are more important than a STAAR test

  Sometimes, it seems as if our state government – a majority of our leaders, anyway — cares more about the score a kid makes on the STAAR test than whether that child had anything to eat before coming to … Continue reading

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