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Education Reform Wears Blinders – Part 1

Dr. Bonnie J. Schupp, retired educator, taught in Baltimore City, Annapolis and Pasadena, Maryland. Youth Dreamers display at Artscape © Bonnie J. Schupp 2014 Trends come and go Sadly, our culture has become one with short-attention spans spurred on by … Continue reading

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Education Reform Wears Blinders – Part 2

A look at the American education system and the testing issue: The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education, by Diane Ravitch, 2011 by Basic Books, New York. There is an … Continue reading

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Lose-Lose-Lose

Should Maryland suspend statewide testing of students until new tests are ready that will better match what is being taught under the new Common Core State Standards? I say YES. Statewide testing should be suspended for at least a year. … Continue reading

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>Linking Teacher Pay to Student Performance

> A retired teacher’s perspective on recent trends American students are falling behind students in the rest of the world. It must be because their teachers aren’t teaching them, therefore we need to pay teachers based on their students’ performances … Continue reading

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