Naison Rants

“I have little confidence in those who are using their power to reshape the teaching profession, whatever point in the political spectrum they come from. And I am not too confident that parents, students and teachers have the power to overturn the apple cart and create and support public schools that place student needs and aptitudes above data gathering, social engineering, and meeting the needs of future employers. But what I can do, as one person, and I am doing, is trying to teach better than ever. To wake up in the middle of the night thinking– what can I do to inspire my students and get them to identify with the material, make it their own, and speak and write about it in THEIR voice? It’s not much. But it is something. And it is better than giving up.”- Mark Naison 1/17/15

Naison Rants

Fresh Takes on Who Should be the Voices for Public Education:

I wonder what percentage of the 19 Civil Rights groups who signed on to the National Testing Statement
A. Received grants from the Gates Foundation.
B. Are headed by lawyers.
I am willing to bet a large amount that none of them are led by a public school teacher.

Naison Rants

#2015TheYearoftheStudent
#2015TheYearoftheStudent

Breaking Out of Standardization: Yong Zhao and Anthony Cody

Join Dr. James Avington Miller, Jr, in conversation with special guest Yong Zhao, and co-host Anthony Cody, as they discuss how to break out of  Standardization in Public Education. Sunday, January 11, 2015 @ 2 PM Pacific / 4 PM Central / 5 PM Eastern Live Internet Radio- Station 1: Click the Link and call in to listen or speak!

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Join Yong Zhao and Anthony Cody :How to Break out of Standardization.
Join Yong Zhao and Anthony Cody :How to Break out of Standardization.