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Curmudgucation Digest (February 8)

By Peter Greene — February 08, 2015 1 min read

This week, more rumblings about ESEA, more sales pitching for testing, and more dwindling effectiveness for a $12 million wonder.

CAP Scolds Lamar Alexander

CAP tries to tell Senator Alexander that he’s letting down parents, but their arguments are weak sauce.

USED Continues To Support Predatory Colleges

The continuing tale of how the USED isn’t really interested in shutting down Corinthian College’s shenanigans

Answering Petrilli’s Questions: What Does CCSS Oppo Look Like?

Mike Petrilli offered some gotcha questions to use on GOP pols who deny the Common Core. I tried them out on myself (just in case I want to run for something).

Maine’s SBA Loaded with Glitches

Almost testing time, and word comes from Maine that their SBA tests are still a mess.

Age Before Booty

FEE declares that we are about to be overrun by costly children and high-maintenance geezers. So obviously the solution is more School Choice.

Reading as Relationship

Can text complexity really exist in a vacuum?

Goliath and the Changing Ed Conversation

Education Post has turned out to be nothing but a $12 million troll. And not a very effective one at that.

Aldeman in NYT: Up Is Down

Another failed attempt to argue for annual standardized testing.

Sampling the PARCC

I sat down to take an entire PARCC practice test, and I live blogged it. Probably not going to do that again any time soon.

Reformster Fallacious Arguments Made Simple

Too many reformster arguments feature the same gaping hole.

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