The ABCs of 2013... What Gates, Broad, the Business Roundtable and Race to the Top have wrought

What the US Department of Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Edythe and Eli Broad Foundation, and Business Roundtable Have Wrought. Publication Date: 2013-06-24, By Susan Ohanian, first published at

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THEN Ambiguity Bird in the Window Community Developmentally Apt Experiential Learning Fingerpainting Giggling Heart Interest Centers Joy Kid-Centered Learning Libraries Meta-Learning Nap Time Opportunity Picture Books Quiet Time Recess Show-and-Tell Teachers Understanding Veneration of Teachers Wit, Wonder, and Wisdom XL Exuberance YES! Yahoo! Zoo Field Trips

NOW Algebra and Assault Bullshit,Bullies, & Blitzkrieg CCSSO, Common Core, & Coercion DIBELS, Data,& Danielson Excess & Entrepreneurship Fabrication & Finger Pointing Global Economy & Gleichschaltung High States Testing, and Hegemony Informational Text Jump-for-money Jungle Kick-the-Teacher LCD Projectors & Longer School Day Meta-Data & Media Malpractice No Excuses and Numbness Oligarchy, Opportunism,& Obtuseness Politics, Pearson, & Piggery Quality Assurance Hooey Rigor & Race to the Top Scope-&-Sequence Stormtroopers,Scripts,& Sinkholes Technocratic Treadmills Urban Mayor Control Ululation Value-Added Victims, Vendors, & Vouchers Woe Xeno-child Yawn Zero Tolerance


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