ID Bar
Articles Published in 2007
May, 2007 The Last Word (and final issue)
April, 2007 Faking Reform
No Rich Folks Left Behind
You call this science?
March, 2007 False Claims and WMDs?
The Beginning of the End of NCLB
No Soldier Left Behind?
Skirting the Law?
February, 2007 Bring Home the Troops
January, 2007 Rating 'No Child Left Behind' a failure
Wanted: A Teacher Surge at Home
Write Congress Now
Articles Published in 2006
December, 2006 The Petition to End NCLB
November, 2006 The Next Ed Law - Kinder, Gentler and Effective!
October, 2006 The Tinkerbell Effect - The New Science of Wishful Thinking
September, 2006 Why NCLB/Helter-Skelter Must Die
Scandal at Reading First - Friends First?
August, 2006 Meddling, Pandering and Muddling
June-July, 2006 Gaming the System
May, 2006 Dumbing Down the Nation
April, 2006 NLCB Loopholes
A Nation of Dropouts?
March, 2006 The Harsh Bigotry of Bad Policy
February, 2006 Bad Design in D.C.
Leaving that Other America Behind
January, 2006 King George Ascends to the Throne
Dr. Martin Luther King: Honoring the Dream
Articles Published in 2005
December, 2005 Weighing the Pig
November, 2005 Failing AYP at the Top
Charter Schools: No Silver Bullet
Flatline NAEP Scores
From Classroom to Emergency Room
Educational Triage in American Schools
October, 2005 Review of Jonathan Kozol's new book
The Shame of the Nation
Aunt Jenny and the Pig:
An Outsider's View of Guidance Counseling
In An Age of Testing and NCLB
September, 2005 Negligent Homicide:
Leaving Children, the Old, the Sick
and the Poor Behind to Suffer or Die
Summer, 2005 Adding Insult to Injury
Soviet Style Planning in the Good Old USA?
No More Recess: The New American Sweatshop
June, 2005 Faux Reform
Newsweek's Education for Dummies
'No Child' Wreaking Havoc
Reading, 'Rithmetic, and Raccoons
May, 2005 No Pump Left Behind
The World Bank's Possibly Chilling Agenda
The Annual Testing Myth
April, 2005 The NCLB Tipping Point
March, 2005 Fake News, Fake Reform and Other Fakeries
Silencing of the Lambs
February, 2005 Filtering What Teachers May Read
NCLB Stumbling and Faltering
Losing the Best and the Brightest
January, 2005 Buying Good Press

The Performance Gap

Articles Published in 2004
December, 2004 Betraying Republican Values with BIG BIG Government

The New Bush Resume - Would you hire this person?

November, 2004 Four More Years - What the Election Means

The Dark Ages of Education

October, 2004 Charting (and Spinning) a Wasteful Course

Research-Based Delusions

The Seven Deadly Absurdities of NCLB
September, 2004 Many Children Left Behind - A Book Review
June, 2004 NCLB - Failing the Children
May, 2004 In Harm's Way
April

2004
Test Today, Privatize Tomorrow - Using Accountability to "Reform" Public Schools to Death

March

2004
Too Little Too Late: The DOE Retreats
February

2004
Paige Plays the Terrorism Card

No Job Left Behind: Fiddling in Washington as Good Jobs Flee Offshore

January

2004
Mad Cow, NCLB, & Duplicity
Articles Published in 2003
December

2003
The Cheapening of America: NCLB and the Decline of the Job
November

2003
The NCLB Wrecking Ball
October

2003
A Lost Generation? A Million Left Behind?
Short-Changing the Schools, the Children and the Nation
September

2003
Engineering Educational Miracles
Children are Not Hamburgers
Trampling the Heroes
August
2003
"NCLB - AKA Helter-Skelter" Explores the damage NCLB will do to library programs.
July
2003
"Cooking the Education Books - Works of Mass Deception? (WMD)" A recent audit of drop-out reports submitted by the Houston ISD High Schools in 2000 calls into question the "miracle" achieved at these schools while the current Secretary of Education was Superintendent. Enron accounting?
June
2003

"Shock and Awe Campaign Hits Schools"

NCLB is about big sticks, punishment and harsh measures.
June
2003
"Not One Dime!" The Secretary of Education claims "We won't spend a dime on programs that won't work. If it's not working, we won't spend money on it." Does his claim holds up for the DOE pilot reading program in Atlanta?
May
2003
"False Claims About Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Skills vs. Whole Language, and Recreational Reading" There is insufficient evidence to support the National Reading Panel's claims that phonemic awareness training significantly improves children's reading, that systematic phonics instruction is superior to less intensive instruction, and that skills-based approaches are superior to whole language.
May
2003
"No Dictator Left Behind" The Bush foreign policy of preemptive strikes and regime change poses huge risks for the nation and its schools, as a stumbling economy and mounting budget deficits threaten the prospects of helping schools at home.
May
2003
"Dictating Policy and Programs at Home" How ironic that we have an Education Czar in Washington violating decades of state and local control of education just as we profess to introduce democracy to Iraq.
May
2003
FairTest Position on NCLB .
April
2003
"Fuzzy Math, Fuzzy Reading and Fuzzy Science" NCLB/Helter-Skelter is laced with fuzzy thinking, fuzzy numbers and fuzzy science, despite claims of scientific evidence to support risky ventures.
April
2003
"Do as We Say Not as We Do:
The Great Gamble on Teacher Quality"
The Secretary of Education throws $10 million behind online teacher preparation despite a lack of scientific evidence that virtual learning will prove effective. Do as I say, NOT as I do!
April
2003
Book Review: Reading the Naked Truth: Literacy, Legislation and Lies Author: Gerald Coles

A courageous expose of the distortions and errors of the National Reading Panel.

March
2003
"Children Get Left Behind When High Stakes Are Confused With High Leverage" .
March
2003
"The Bigotry of Expectations" .
February
2003
"NCLB - Just Say No!" .
January
2003
Gambling with the Children Provides a thorough list of NCLB's failings and hidden agendas.

Articles Published in 2004

January, 2005
December, 2004 Betraying Republican Values with BIG BIG Government

The New Bush Resume - Would you hire this person?

November, 2004 Four More Years - What the Election Means

The Dark Ages of Education

October, 2004 Charting (and Spinning) a Wasteful Course

Research-Based Delusions

The Seven Deadly Absurdities of NCLB
September, 2004 Many Children Left Behind - A Book Review
June, 2004 NCLB - Failing the Children
May, 2004 In Harm's Way
April

2004
Test Today, Privatize Tomorrow - Using Accountability to "Reform" Public Schools to Death

March

2004
Too Little Too Late: The DOE Retreats
February

2004
Paige Plays the Terrorism Card

No Job Left Behind: Fiddling in Washington as Good Jobs Flee Offshore

January

2004
Mad Cow, NCLB, & Duplicity
Articles Published in 2003
December

2003
The Cheapening of America: NCLB and the Decline of the Job
November

2003
The NCLB Wrecking Ball
October

2003
A Lost Generation? A Million Left Behind?
Short-Changing the Schools, the Children and the Nation
September

2003
Engineering Educational Miracles
Children are Not Hamburgers
Trampling the Heroes
August
2003
"NCLB - AKA Helter-Skelter" Explores the damage NCLB will do to library programs.
July
2003
"Cooking the Education Books - Works of Mass Deception? (WMD)" A recent audit of drop-out reports submitted by the Houston ISD High Schools in 2000 calls into question the "miracle" achieved at these schools while the current Secretary of Education was Superintendent. Enron accounting?
June
2003

"Shock and Awe Campaign Hits Schools"

NCLB is about big sticks, punishment and harsh measures.
June
2003
"Not One Dime!" The Secretary of Education claims "We won't spend a dime on programs that won't work. If it's not working, we won't spend money on it." Does his claim holds up for the DOE pilot reading program in Atlanta?
May
2003
"False Claims About Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Skills vs. Whole Language, and Recreational Reading" There is insufficient evidence to support the National Reading Panel's claims that phonemic awareness training significantly improves children's reading, that systematic phonics instruction is superior to less intensive instruction, and that skills-based approaches are superior to whole language.
May
2003
"No Dictator Left Behind" The Bush foreign policy of preemptive strikes and regime change poses huge risks for the nation and its schools, as a stumbling economy and mounting budget deficits threaten the prospects of helping schools at home.
May
2003
"Dictating Policy and Programs at Home" How ironic that we have an Education Czar in Washington violating decades of state and local control of education just as we profess to introduce democracy to Iraq.
May
2003
FairTest Position on NCLB .
April
2003
"Fuzzy Math, Fuzzy Reading and Fuzzy Science" NCLB/Helter-Skelter is laced with fuzzy thinking, fuzzy numbers and fuzzy science, despite claims of scientific evidence to support risky ventures.
April
2003
"Do as We Say Not as We Do:
The Great Gamble on Teacher Quality"
The Secretary of Education throws $10 million behind online teacher preparation despite a lack of scientific evidence that virtual learning will prove effective. Do as I say, NOT as I do!
April
2003
Book Review: Reading the Naked Truth: Literacy, Legislation and Lies Author: Gerald Coles

A courageous expose of the distortions and errors of the National Reading Panel.

March
2003
"Children Get Left Behind When High Stakes Are Confused With High Leverage" .
March
2003
"The Bigotry of Expectations" .
February
2003
"NCLB - Just Say No!" .
January
2003
Gambling with the Children Provides a thorough list of NCLB's failings and hidden agendas.

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