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  • 03:34

    Educational System is not Teaching Kids so Why are we Handcuffing the Teachers?

    in Social Networking

    Schools are no longer a path to cultivation and a life of the mind; they are on a path of a job. Along the way, as schools became a training ground for corps of workers, they also became a means of furthering national interests. The debate about schools had become part of the debate about national power. Which brings us to the twenty-first century.


    When George W. Bush announced No Child Left Behind (NCLB), his purported intention was to encourage a set of practices and institute a set of assessments that would ensure every child got the same good start at school. Implicit in that formulation was the now familiar premise that it was up to schools to close the income gap between the rich and the poor. In its most beneficent form, it could have made a powerful difference in the lives of many children. If NCLB had ensured that all kids would learn how to read and that no child would become disenchanted enough to drop out, it might have been wonderful. But that’s not how NCLB played out.


    Within just a few years, teachers were rushing to make sure that each child got a higher score on the standardized tests than he or she had gotten the year before. School superintendents also felt compelled to see to it that their schools got higher scores every year. What had been promoted as a means of ensuring that all children received the fruits of our educational system became a relentless push toward improved test scores. With each year, more and more focus was on the scores themselves and less on the education the scores were intended to measure. At the national level, politicians threatened that if we didn’t educate everyone, once again our country might fall behind. The conversation was less about giving everyone access to reading, thoughtful engagement in civic life, or the pleasures of ideas, and much more about seeing to it that everyone could earn a decent wage.

  • 01:15

    Is Barway Collins Dead? No Amber Alert, 10-year-old still missing

    in News

    Join the team of Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen as they bring you up to speed on local, national and international event via BlogTalkRadio, Wednesday, March 1 at 8:30 p.m. – to listen live, click here.


    A commenter on a local television station news website wrote, “All I keep thinking about is how excited he was to see his dad. "Oh cool, there's my dad!" when he was getting off the bus; Fifteen-to-thirty minutes later Dad is seen down by the river. Waits two more hours to call the police to report him missing. Now he keeps changing his story. At the very worse, he did something horrible to this child. The very best he is hindering the investigation to find him. This is just a tragic situation.”

  • 00:59

    Total Education News Show 03-2-15

    in Education

    NEIL HALEY, Total tutor, will discuss current topics in education news with Dede Rittman, speaker and award-winning author of STUDENT TEACHING: THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM A MASTER TEACHER.  Dede also writes a weekly blog for teachers, LESSON LEARNED FROM THE BUNNY TEACHER, at www;bunnyteacher.blogspot.com, and guest blogs for Teachers.net. 

  • 00:56

    Total Education News Show 03-17-15

    in Education

    Neil Haley The Total Tutor discusses homework vs. no homework policies, Jeb bush and the Common Core and NCLB, and other important topics in Education.

  • 00:56

    Dr. Michael Rush, Rush Educational Consulting Services

    in Business

    J. MICHAEL RUSH, Ed D. is the President and CEO, Rush Educational Consulting Services, the Executive Director of Lois Bronz Children's Center- Westchester County, NY and Educational Enterprise Associate, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.


    He is retired from Paterson Public School as the Deputy Superintendent He was the the Chief of Staff for the The Department of Education and NCLB representative to the U.S Department of Education, Assistant Commissioner of Education, School Board Member and Superintendent of Schools.


    J. Michale Rush is very involved with various community organizations. He consults, lectures and publicly speaks. Some of his speaking engagements are about:


        Challenging Racism, School Systems in New Jersey


        Youth Mentoring, Civic Organizations and Church Groups


        Educating the African American Student-Parent Groups and Teachers


        The Achievement Imperative- Civic Groups and Educators


        What Principals Should Know and Do to Help Children Learn.


        Martin L. King- Where Do We Go from Here-Schools and Organizations


        You Are Who You Say You Are- Teen Ages and Youth Groups


                                                                                                           MRUSH7894@GMAIL.COM

  • 02:07

    RICK SHAFTAN JOINS US LIVE AT CPAC! 7PM CALL 914-338-1776! #CPAC2015, TEAPARTY

    in Politics Conservative

    RICK SHAFTAN JOINS US AT 7PM EST FROM CPAC.  GIVE US A CALL 914-338-1776 TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION 


    MEG NORRIS FROM OPT OUT GEORGIA STOPS BY TO DISCUSS THE LATEST BATTLE OVER NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND RE-AUTHORIZATION AND THE COMMON CORE FIGHT


    WE'LL HEAR TED CRUZ'S SPEECH FROM THE STOP JIHAD CONFERENCE!

  • 00:15

    What NCLB Waivers Mean for K-12 Sales

    in Marketing

    The landmark federal program which has come to be called “No Child Left Behind” has pushed billions of dollars into the K-12 market, and fueled sales of K-12 products and services for years. But what can you expect next?  Recent changes in the No Child Left Behind federal program — waivers -- will impact your K-12 school sales and education marketing program in states that have been awarded waiver status.  Yes, the rules are changing again. As you develop your education market sales plan, you will need to account for the states that have been awarded waivers and the key elements of each state’s waiver plan. Get the inside scoop! Listen to this 15 minute interview with K-12 industry funding expert Dr. Jenny House of RedRock Reports.  Jenny will discuss the new rules and answer questions from host Glen McCandless of SellingToSchools.com about information in Jenny's companion article posted on STS. 

  • 00:30

    Teaching Social Studies in the NCLB Era

    in Education

    How much leeway does NCLB allow social studies teachers? We'll be talking with Robin Wax, former social studies teacher at Pioneer High School and MAC field instructor, about her experiences as a teacher before and after NCLB.

  • 01:00

    Part 2 : THE WHITE HOUSE EDUCATIONAL POLICY

    in Education

    Is the White House Educational Policy impacting your child's ability to get a quality education?

    Before,  it was Bush  with No Child Left Behind; now, it is Obama with Race to the Top.

    How is the White House Education policy driving Quality Education and Student Progress / Success?  Are we really closing the 'GAP'? Do we understand Common Core, School Ratings, the Charter School Movement and Teacher Evaluation?


    What do we really think about the National Education Policy?


    Listen, Talk, Learn and Act.

    Invite young people to listen.  Listen weekly.  Call in 347.855.8603 or post a question/comment in our chat room

  • 01:04

    THE BETTER EDUCATIONAL PLAN? Bush v. Obama (or Neither)

    in Education

    Is the White House Educational Policy impacting your child's ability to get a quality education?

    Before,  it was Bush  with No Child Left Behind; now, it is Obama with Race to the Top.

    How is the White House Education policy driving Quality Education and Student Progress / Success?  Are we really closing the 'GAP'? Do we understand Common Core, School Ratings, the Charter School Movement and Teacher Evaluation?


    What do we really think about the National Education Policy?


    Listen, Talk, Learn and Act.

    Invite young people to listen.  Listen weekly.  Call in 347.855.8603 or post a question/comment in our chat room.

  • 01:00

    NCLB Adequate Yearly Progress is a joke

    in Education

    NCLB means no child left behind but it's designed to leave millions behind because it has absolutely no accountabilty focused toward the individual. It only holds the students accountable by passing or failing the standardized test. In short it holds the children accountable to learning but it does not hold the teacher accountable to quality teaching. If the test measures the student why shouldn't the results be used to measure the quality of teaching. Quality in Quality Out.