Deborah Boatwright
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Data is the Question

Posted on January 18, 2010 at 5:20pm 0 Comments

Over the past few years I have watched the wave of Data Driven Instruction and the companies that are making a great deal of money from the NCLB mandate. I feel as though I am in a production of the "Emperor's New Clothes" But where is the suit? That is my question.

My school district got on the band wagon.. and we are continuing to go down the chute. From a school in needs of improvement to a district in needs of improvement quite frankly I believe it is a system in needs of… Continue

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At 7:50pm on January 21, 2010, Peter Monether said…
Agree with your comment about Mark B. He was quite abrasive too - but he had some good points too - slowing down, a quiet time during the school day...I've been advocating that for a long time, and it seems all we do is pack more in. But as for handwriting papers....for the birds! Not sure I even know how to pick up a pen anymore!!
At 9:06pm on October 16, 2009, Caroline Meeks said…
hi Deborah!

I'd be happy to talk to you about Sugar! Actually the hard part is getting me to stop talking about Sugar. :) Please send me an email to and we'll set up a time to meet.
At 12:19pm on September 27, 2009, Nancy Bosch said…
Our blog is made with Drupal and is hosted privately, so no emails are needed. Others might need emails. Do a search here at ning for student blogs/emails and you will find a lot of discussions that address that issue.
At 6:37pm on January 2, 2009, Nancy Bosch said…
I don't know. You might check with Steve---see his pic in the right margin? I stopped in but a discussion with 155 people was more than my calorie laden brain could absorb!!


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