\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ When 81% Passing Suddenly Becomes 18% Sharon Otterman and Robert Gebeloff New York Times 2010-08-02 http://susanohanian.org/show_atrocities.php?id=9427 Read this article and see if you understand what's going on with test scores in New York City.
Ohanian Comment: I wonder what the public is supposed to "get" from this. "Updated algorithms?" Note that the students answered the same number of questions correctly. Why is the testing company never mentioned? Why isn't reader comment allowed for this article? \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Why Has He Fallen Short? Susan Ohanian 2010-08-02 http://susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=822 Frank Rich's observations about Obama's miscues on the economy--his isolation from differing points of view--ring true for his insular notion of education policy. And more. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Ramona the Brave Susan Ohanian 2010-07-31 http://susanohanian.org/show_commentary.php?id=821 Beverly Cleary's Ramona books, addressing important issues, reached a surprising range of students. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ To the editor Stephen Krashen, PhD, Professor Emeritus USC Spirit, South West Airlines magazine 2010-07-01 http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1242 Stephen Krashen's letter receives top honor. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ To the editor Stephen Krashen San Jose Mercury News 2010-07-26 http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1241 Stephen Krashen is right on target. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ To the editor Rog (Horace) Lucido Fresno Bee 2010-07-25 http://susanohanian.org/show_letter.php?id=1240 Rog Lucido makes good points about Common Core standards. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Is the Gates Foundation involved in bribery? Sam Smith Undernews 2010-07-23 http://susanohanian.org/outrage_fetch.php?id=715 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ The Fight Over Education in Washington Editorial New York Times 2010-07-31 http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_atrocities.php?id=4011 The NY Times editorialist offers his usual uninformed knee jerk response to resistance to Race to the Top. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Duncan being too 'modest' Valerie Strauss Washington Post Answer Sheet blog 2010-07-27 http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_atrocities.php?id=4010 As usual, Valerie Strauss cuts to the core. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Civil rights groups skewer Obama education policy Valerie Strauss Washington Post Answer Sheet 2010-07-26 http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_atrocities.php?id=4009 Valerie Strauss hits the nail on the head: civil rights groups--and others who care about education--need to be stand up and be tough on a president they like. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Rhee dismisses 241 D.C. teachers; union vows to contest firings Bill, Turque, Tamar Lewin, & Editorialist New York Times & Washington Post 2010-07-25 http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_atrocities.php?id=4008 Ohanian admits that Washington Post editorial writers would judge her a lousy teacher. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Has Obama's "Race to the Top" Lost its Shine? Staff Fox News 2010-07-22 http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_atrocities.php?id=0 Colorado politico says RTTT encourages good teachers to stay in teaching. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Pittsburgh schools outline plans for teacher training Karamagi Rujumba Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010-07-20 http://susanohanian.org/show_nclb_atrocities.php?id=4006 Pittsburgh moves ahead on its teacher improvement plan funded by Gates.