Elizabeth Warren’s Native American DNA Results: What They Mean

Very interesting DNA information and analysis. DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy Elizabeth Warren has released DNA testing results after being publicly challenged and derided as “Pochahontas” as a result of her claims of a family story indicating that her ancestors were Native America. If you’d like to read the specifics of the broo-haha, this Washington Post … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren’s Native American DNA Results: What They Mean

William Mathis: What Standardized Tests Tell Us (Not Much)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
William Mathis is managing director of the National Education Policy Center and vice-chair of the Vermont Board of Education. Mathis writes here about the inherent flaws of today’s standardized tests. “They claim to measure “college and career readiness.” Yet, it takes no particular insight to know that being… Continue reading William Mathis: What Standardized Tests Tell Us (Not Much)

Ten Years of NCLB: A Student Says, “How Sad.” Her Teacher Agrees

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Karrer teaches fifth grade in Castroville, California. He is doing his best to educate parents and the public about the destructive farce called “reform” that is ruining education for his students. A student returned to his classroom and asked him why he was no longer teaching as… Continue reading Ten Years of NCLB: A Student Says, “How Sad.” Her Teacher Agrees

Gate A-4

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the gate immediately.” Well— one pauses these days. Gate A-4 was… Continue reading Gate A-4