Delaware Education got its “tweet” on today. Here’s a sample of the best, and by the best, of course I mean most laughable of the day!

Today there was a press release of how DE is a national leader in data sharing. This led the DOE, Rodel, and the Data Quality people to kick off a self-congratulatory twitter explosion. Here are some gems:

I see here, we are still “hoping”…

So glad taxpayer funded stuff is “free”:

Some reason!:







The American Bible Against Common Core….


It is here. in an article by Anthony Cody.  Just published this past weekend…  For many of us, Common Core has been like fighting a hydra; as soon as one arm is discovered, another one shows itself… There is so much wrong.  Those reading here for some time, have heard all the arguments before.  But Anthony Cody puts them all together and does so succinctly.  Whereas I only write,..  this is a work of art.

In a tip of the hat to Diane Ravitch, he organizes his list around 10 errors of Common Core…..  with a brief twerk of each…  Here they are….. I would certainly hope that locally, this could become a template for launching a non-stop  bombardment of letters to the News Journal… Let those bastards see how wrong they are in supporting Common Core.  Let them feel the wrath of 100,000 Delawarean moms and dads…..

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The nouveau version of a classic. Very entertaining after its Markellian transformation

Closed minds from close reading?

A Top Ten of Duncan’s Inanity: Obama’s Basketball Buddy Drops Ball on Ed

Cloaking Inequity

So what happens when a President chooses a basketball buddy as Secretary of Education? Really, Obama… what did you expect when you chose a non-educator, non-expert to lead American education? A leader who left Chicago in shambles, whose school “turnarounds” didn’t work. Disappointed by his latest inanity at the Mom Congress, I have selected ten quotes from Arne Duncan’s reign as Secretary for a top ten.

It’s fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were, and that’s pretty scary,” Duncan said. “You’ve bet your house and where you live and everything on, ‘My child’s going to be prepared.’ That can be a punch in the gut. Source

Really Arne? You…

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The Duncan Debacle: It’s Not (Just) about Duncan

radical eyes for equity

If Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has prompted outrage from a wide range of people, as Rebecca Klein reports, by invoking “white suburban moms,” as I have noted, the controversy is much more complex than “clumsy phrasing.”

I remain adamant about my concluding point concerning the racial components of Duncan’s comment and the responses to it: If white outrage is the only outrage that counts in the U.S., any victory won from that outrage is no victory at all.

But there is another component of the response that deserves the “conversation” Duncan claims he would like to see us embrace: Duncan is simultaneously the embodiment and the victim of a toxic combination of privilege, bureaucracy, and arrogance.

First, Duncan’s incompetence is no different than the incompetence exhibited by previous Secretaries, such as Margaret Spellings. Where has the outrage been about the national leaders of education having essentially no…

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