New York opt-out is reverberating around the nation. The pushback against the Common Core exams caught fans of high-stakes testing off guard, with estimates of New York test refusals now exceeding 200,000.
John Dewey, the great advocate for the American public school, understood the supreme importance of its mission - "Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife." The effect of elite-driven education reforms is to induce a miscarriage of that birth. This is why we fight.
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The artist focuses on the ephemerality of his subject. “It’s there for a brief moment and the clouds fall apart,” he says. Since clouds are something that people tend to have strong connections to, there are a lot of preconceived notions and emotions tied to them. For him though, his work presents “a transitory moment of presence in a distinct location.” ---end quote