Day: January 13, 2014

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The Trouble with The Common Core (Part II)

BY : THE EDITORS OF RETHINKING SCHOOLS The engine for this potential disaster, as it was for NCLB, will be the tests, in this case the “next generation” Common Core tests being developed by two federally funded, multistate consortia at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars. Although reasonable people, including many thoughtful educators […]readmore

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Republics of Sunshine, Greenhouses In Winter!

Greenhouses in Winter! “Even though this planet is round, there are just too many spots where you can find yourself hanging onto the edge, unless there’s some space, some place to take a breather for a while.” — Gloria Naylor     Imagine a warm, nurturing place where everybody knows your name.  As we peer closer, we see our highest ideals practiced.  In this place, our society’s tools, rituals, skills, values and harvest align with nature.  Real human needs are met on multiple levels.  We might call such places republics of sunshine.  They’re real here in Brooklyn. They readmore