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OP-ED | STANDARDIZED Lies, Money & Civil Rights: How Testing Is Ruining Public Education

OP-ED | STANDARDIZED Lies, Money & Civil Rights: How Testing Is Ruining Public Education

Stephen Stollmack February 17, 2014 0

Henry A Giroux, in a recent Truthout | Op-Ed, called attention to the fact that “The democratic mission of public education is under assault … by a host of religious, economic, ideological and political fundamentalists, the

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So What Am I Now?

So What Am I Now?

Stephen Stollmack January 7, 2014 0

By Stephen Stollmack Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org Once I was proud to be a Democrat Then there was Vietnam I became a Radical New Leftist sounded good Didn’t last long enough to see

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Education Reform in Arizona: Just Another Year of Our Children’s Lives

Education Reform in Arizona: Just Another Year of Our Children’s Lives

Stephen Stollmack September 11, 2013 1

By Stephen Stollmack Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org Most of us are now aware that certain forces within the government and private sectors are expending tremendous amounts of money and energy to change how

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Reconstruction Law 1: A rationalizing being cannot build a rational society.

Reconstruction Law 1: A rationalizing being cannot build a rational society.

Stephen Stollmack September 9, 2013 0

Fair trade, open trade, Multinational colonialist trade. A new world order Invisible border The same old land-owner keeping order Still more corporate towns For controlling disorder Financed debt outlasting bricks and mortar The darkness

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What is Education and Why Can’t We Seem to Get it Right?

What is Education and Why Can’t We Seem to Get it Right?

Stephen Stollmack May 8, 2013 0

By Stephen Stollmack Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org With all this resistance to Common Core Standards and high-risk testing, it is time we pause to ask basic questions about education. For example, Victoria M. Young

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OP-ED: An Arizonans Thoughts About the Chicago Students Boycotting State Tests

OP-ED: An Arizonans Thoughts About the Chicago Students Boycotting State Tests

Stephen Stollmack April 24, 2013 0

By Stephen Stollmack – Education Correspondent Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org The Chicago Sun Times on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 sternly counseled HS Juniors in Chicago Public Schools: “you know where you belong on Wednesday”, in

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OP-ED: Craig Barrett and the Arizona Ready Education Council

OP-ED: Craig Barrett and the Arizona Ready Education Council

Stephen Stollmack January 31, 2013 0

By Stephen Stollmack According to reporter Cathryn Creno, former Intel chief executive Craig Barrett,who chairs Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s Arizona Ready Education Council (AREC), seems to be still singing his old song about how

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What is the Chicago teachers’ strike about and how might these issues pertain to Arizona?

What is the Chicago teachers’ strike about and how might these issues pertain to Arizona?

Stephen Stollmack September 13, 2012 0

By Stephen Stollmack First, there is the ubiquitous pay issue: the school board promised teachers a 4 percent increase in pay which the mayor is pressuring them to rescind. Of several other issues at

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