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Changing The Language From Anti-Testing To Pro-Whole Child

September 12, 2013 Jose
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I like getting into discussions with people who like saying “Jose, why are you against testing?” Let me lay out the argument and the reason why, instead of referring to myself as anti-testing, I’m calling myself pro-whole-child. The argument is that testing isn’t bad. We should have experts who look at the lay of the […]

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Diversity and Openness at the Bammy Awards, From Errol Smith

September 5, 2013 Jose
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An exchange flared by between Errol Smith, executive producer of the Bammy Awards in my post about race within the education reform movement. My point in highlighting the Bammys wasn’t to hate on it, but assure that, as someone vested in true diversity, I would spare no one, liberal or conservative, from facing racial issues […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s Control (Happy Birthday, Hip-Hop)

August 13, 2013 Jose
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“What are you listening to?” I know. I’m not supposed to have kids listening to their iPods in school. It was after the ELA state test, and they needed to decompress after another long period of little to no movement. “What do you mean, Mr. V?” “I mean, what are you listening to?” “You know, […]

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Short Notes: I’m Not Burning My A-Rod Jersey

August 4, 2013 Jose
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A few notes: If every customer of McDonald’s paid 22 cents more for their Big Mac, their workers could make a much better wage overall? What are they waiting for?! [The Daily Beast] Dave Zirin writes a  great piece on why the MLBPA (the baseball players’ union) should back A-Rod, no matter what we actually […]

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The Difference Between “Best Practices” and Teacher Expertise [TransformED]

July 29, 2013 Mr. Vilson

My latest at TransformED. It’s been a long time, but I thought I’d share. Check this: Obviously, I would love for the students to prove me wrong, but in my experience, I haven’t yet. If anything, it tells me that, if I know the existing issues, I can spend more time working with students and […]

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