Ann Marie Banfield joined Sid today and they discussed the results of the NAEP tests (National Assessment of Educational Progress) and the spin they have received from the likes of Arne Duncan. The results were not particularly good and as a result can be seen as a refutation of the education reformsters and their agenda. The establishment of a new educational organization called “Reaching Higher New Hampshire” was brought up and exposed as little more than a propaganda machine or a front group for the withering reform schemes such as Common Core, high-stakes testing and teacher accountability. The New Hampshire NEA (National Education Association) is spearheading the activities of this group.
The place of recess in the lives of our younger students was also part of this morning’s discussion