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Shedding Light

Teach for America (TFA)

Ironies of TFA

Insights from College Student Re: TFA

Hidden agenda of TFA

Why TFA Can't Recruit in my Classroom

Start Here - Big Picture

Going Public:(Documentary in Progress)

Connecting the dots

The major players

America's education crisis and who stands to gain

Diane Ravitch video

ALEC exposed

It's time to wake up America

Will this new teacher survive?

Ted Talk: Occupy Kindergarten

The Benevolent Arrogance of Self-Insulated Power

Laying Seige to NJ public schools

A Warning to professors From A High School Teacher

Challenging Corporate Education Reform & Ten Hopeful Signs of resistance

Let's apply the lessons of NCLB to the Common Core

What happens when profits drive reforms?

Conversations with Arne Duncan

History of the reform movement

A Call for President Obama to Change Course on Education Reform

You might be a reformer if...

Achievement Gap Starts Before School Starts

Bill Gates: Selling Bad Advice to Public Schools

Why 'School Reform' is a Misnomer

US vs High Achieving Nations

Ironic Extremes Lauding and Bashing Teachers

Will Firing 5-10% of Teachers Make us Finland?

What International Test Scores Really Tell Us: Lessons Buried in PISA Report

Is School Reform Making us Less Competitive?

Big Funders - CHART

How Billionaires Run Our Schools - MSNBC News Clip Interview

Reforms Parents Should Worry About Most

A Few Quick Fixes For School Accountability Systems

Actions to Take


NJEA letter writing to State Board of Education members

Fair Test Organization

Join National Opt Out

Sign the National resolution against standardized tests

United Opt Out resources

How to help the movement

Opt Out Letters

Eight steps to work for testing reform

NJ Opt Out of testing

If you Want to Save America's Public Schools: Replace Secretary of Education Arne Duncan With a Lifetime Educator."

Educate * Organize * Mobilize - A Toolkit

NJDOE Broadcast list - check regularly

Alternatives: There is a Better Way

Education in Finland

Create a Design

Alternate teacher evaluation model

An Open Letter to Bill Gates: Why Not Measure This?

Zinn Education Project

WhyTeachers Should put Students to Work

The Value of a school librarian

Culture and work environment more important than salary

In Support of the Whole Child

Teacher Leadership as a School Improvement Strategy


MLK: There comes a time...

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” AND "Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." ― Mother Teresa

Surely, we should demand more from our schools than to educate people to be proficient in reading and mathematics. Too many highly proficient people commit fraud, pursue paths to success marked by greed, and care little about how their actions affect the lives of others. - Nel Noddings

Excellence in education is when we do everything that we can to make sure they become everything that they can. - Carol Tomlinson

Pink Flyod - Another Brick in the Wall

Not on the Test - song

More Than a Number: song for kids


“What the best and wisest parent wants for his child, that must we want for all the children of the community. Anything less is unlovely, and left unchecked, destroys our democracy.” --John Dewey

With great knowledge comes great responsibility

Darkness can only persist in the absence of light

Rise Above the Mark: documentary trailer

Major Movements Across the Nation

Occupy DOE 2013

The end is coming. High stakes testing must go.

LA teachers use privitization to build community movement

Two moms take on Common Core

Rhode Island

Seattle Boycotts

Opting out in NY

Madison, NJ superintendent speaks out

More than 130 Massachusetts professors and researchers urge less reliance on standardized tests

Is Texas ending standardized testing

Federal commission on equity blasts reforms

Standardized tests boycotts

It is time we threw standardized tests out the door

Georgia wastes money on testing

Alabama Withdraws From Both Testing Consortia

Kansas - former Texas Education Commissioner addresses Legislature about dangers of Common core

Common Core Rumblings in Utah and South Carolina

Indiana Senate Votes to Halt Common Core Standards

Maryland Superintendent Calls for Three Year Moratorium on Standardized Tests

Standford - Pearson Test for New Teachers Draws Fire

Reform Topics

High Stakes Testing

Charter Schools

New Teacher Evaluation Models

Common Core

Virtual Schools


Blogs & Websites

Jersey Jazzman

Diane Ravitch

Shanker Blog

Students Last

Deborah Meier

@ the chalk face

School Finance 101 - Bruce Baker


Answer Sheet

Ed Notes

Education Reform: A Blog of Cartoons

Cloaking Inequality

Education Law center


Class Size Matters

K-12 News Network

Mother Crusader

Parents Across America

Rethinking Shools

Pencils Down: Rethinking High Stakes Testing and Accountability in Public Schools

Testing to Dispair

Who profits?


Business Opportunities Seen in New Tests, Low Scores

Private Firms Eyeing Profits From U.S. Public Schools

Duncan Press Secretary working for Murdoch

Balancing Opportunity and Risk In North american K12 Publishing

Billionaires for Education Reform

Big Funders - CHART

Cuomo + Common Core + Pearson = profits$

Rebuilding Teachers Unions with a focus on Social Justice

New Teachers Union Movement in the Making

Lessons in Social Justice Unionism

Best resources for Understanding Why Teachers Unions are Important

Book- The Future of our Schools: Teachers Unions and Social Justice

Moving From Ideology To Evidence In The Debate About Public Sector Unions

The New Great Debate about Unionism and Collective Bargaining in U.S. - research study Cornell

How to Make a Misleading Public/Private Earnings Gap Disappear


Highlights from PISA 2009

NJDOE Documents


Keep track of memos sent out by the state DOE

more EE4NJ


Here comes the PARCC specifications

5 Levels

levels, technology, etc.