Author Archives: jax2816

Breaking Down the Stats

Recently the following graphic came across my newsfeed: Without fact-checking this, although I easily could, I’m going to just work with what’s here, break down the assertions as they stand, and make a few statements about those assertions. I’m specifically … Continue reading

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A Believable Falsehood

My morning went quite well… For about 90 seconds. The first thing I did was check my messages for news on House Bill 399, the legislation that was inspired by the work of the DPAS II Advisory Sub-Committee. Upon seeing … Continue reading

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Evaluating Educators

Over the past school year I have been working with a dedicated group of professionals in the educational realm around the controversial topic of student improvement and its role in the educator evaluation system. This is not the forum for … Continue reading

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Regarding Variety

Hi friends. It’s me again. Thanks for reading along. I’d like to take a moment to address variety. Variety is defined by Webster as “the state of being varied or diversified; difference; a number of different types of things”. Webster … Continue reading

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The Test Secrets Revealed……

Originally posted on kavips:
Since I’m in Delaware, I couldn’t reveal my signed obligations… But someone in New Jersey can… And likewise, I can reveal questions off the PAARC in New Jersey, whereas no teacher in New Jersey can….. And it…

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The PARCC Test: Exposed

Originally posted on The Exceptional Infinite:
This was originally written on another blog.  I will just call it Celia’s blog.  It was about the PARCC Test, released by the corporate education reform monster Pearson.  Pearson made Celia take off some…

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Kavips, Where Are You? We Need You!

Originally posted on The Exceptional Infinite:
Kavips, you need to come back.  I haven’t seen anything on your blog since January 5th.  We had a major legislative battle with House Bill 50.  While the bill is still in limbo, aka…

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What is “The Delaware Way”?

What is “The Delaware Way”? This is a question I have pondered for quite some time, though more intentionally lately than in the past. I finally broke down and typed the question into Google, and I read through several bits … Continue reading

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Murder Town

I’m so fed up with this indignation about the “Murder Town” show. Where was the outrage when children were being struck by stray bullets? Where were the rants when mothers were holding bleeding sons? Now we want to say it’s … Continue reading

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The Opt Out Discussion

Wednesday night I had the opportunity to speak at the 14th representative district in Lewes, Delaware, on the topic of opt out. This came about because Mike Matthews was asked to speak but was unable to attend due to a … Continue reading

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