Tim Slekar, educator and education activist joins Rick to talk about the OPT OUT movement and why administrators are using threats and intimidation to keep teachers quite about the High Stakes testing regime griping American […]
Last week, Dan Denvir from the Philadelphia City Paper released a bombshell story revealing that 17 percent of students at Feltonville School of the Arts and Sciences in Philadelphia have opted out-of-state mandated exams that determine whether […]
Listen to why Rick Smith has opted his daughter out of taking the destructive PSSA’s.
Editor’s Note: This was originally published yesterday on @ the chalk face. @ the chalk face endeavors to establish an alternative space to discuss education reform from an entirely progressive perspective. Check out their main blog, their weekly radio […]
Oh, How We Justify! Oh, How We Turn Away! October 31, 2011 Yesterday, in partnership with Learning Specialist AE Dreyfuss, I presented a paper at “The CUNY Conference on Best Practices in Reading/Writing Instruction.” We […]