"Well, the way I understand it, if a school’s kids don’t test well, they burn the school down. It’s pretty high-pressure." -- Actually, Louis C.K. was right about Common Core — RavitchWashington school board member tells Arne Duncan...
"You can keep the waiver. And regarding your failure letter – I have little interest in using our Lake Stevens letterhead to tell our students and educators they’re failures, because they are not." --Answer Sheet
“Some people believe we have to eradicate crime altogether and then do economic development. I tend to believe that economic development is a lever to help us reduce crime, as are art and literacy and all kinds of other things.” -- New Jersey Jewish NewsJames Mason, PARCC state leader
...the contract with Pearson [is] one of "unprecedented scale". -- Pearson Wins Major Contract From Common-Core Testing ConsortiumDavid Horowitz (Bigger bigot that Sterling?)
"...In America today if you are black you do get a free ride.” -- Crooks & LiarsRalph Ratto, an elementary school teacher from Long Island
‘Today was the first day I was ever ashamed to be a teacher’--Answer Sheet