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The 'Real World' is Not a Cross-Country Race

Hanna Skandera tells us, in a recent Albuquerque Journal guest editorial, what should have been an inspirational and heart-warming story about her glory days in track, when she trained for months for that one big cross-country race at the end.  She came in second.  It’s implied that the rest of them were ranked-and-filed as, I assume, winners and losers?There are two important…See More
Mar 14
Kris Nielsen commented on Kris Nielsen's blog post The 'Real World' is Not a Cross-Country Race
"BUT, very valid points about sports divisions and their relations to school testing.  Thanks!"
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Kris Nielsen commented on Kris Nielsen's blog post The 'Real World' is Not a Cross-Country Race
"To clarify, Hanna Skandera hails from Santa Rosa, California--not New Mexico."
Mar 11
shotsie commented on Kris Nielsen's blog post The 'Real World' is Not a Cross-Country Race
"Thanks Kris for writing this - and drawing attention to Hanna's very personal view of educational testing - I swear she writes like a high school junior applying for college - as in, what I learned by placing second in a cross country race and…"
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Johnny_Mango commented on Kris Nielsen's blog post The 'Real World' is Not a Cross-Country Race
"Her story in the Journal was pretty strange.  She seemed to justify taking all the tests because tests are a fact of life so get used to it.  Every serious statistician in the country will tell you that these tests are normed so that…"
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"Kris, can you feature your newest post for today? You have it set to be featured for tomorrow and that's when we feature the Sunday poem. Thanks! Adelita - moderator."
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RunLikeADog commented on Kris Nielsen's blog post Martinez to Teachers: Are You Sick? Get to Work!
"According to KOB, it looks like Skandera gets to keep her job for a while."
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Martinez to Teachers: Are You Sick? Get to Work!

The Albuquerque Journal, the leadership of APS, and the Governor of New Mexico have mind-boggling problems using logic to support their claims.In an article from February 12, the Journal states: “New Mexico’s new teacher evaluation system has led, at least in…See More
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once banned twice shy commented on Kris Nielsen's blog post Martinez to Teachers: Are You Sick? Get to Work!
"Don't ever forget that the Journal is Susana's biggest supporter.  Never expect any balanced, fact-based reporting from the Journal regarding any policy of Susana's.  "
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Johnny_Mango commented on Kris Nielsen's blog post Martinez to Teachers: Are You Sick? Get to Work!
"Kris-Everyone who read that story in the Journal that I talked to said the same thing:  it was sloppy reporting of a stupid statement.  You are absolutely right.  A cause and effect relationship was NEVER established...not even an…"
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Where I Live:
Las Cruces
About Me:
Kris L. Nielsen has worked in education for about a decade and is a national education reform expert. He holds an M.A. in education, with emphasis on child development and motivational learning. Kris is an activist against corporate education reform and has written two books to inform parents and citizens about the very real dangers that are coming from it. He has also helped lead parent and student opt out movements in New York, Colorado, and New Mexico. Kris blogs at www.atthechalkface.com.
Order Kris' books at http://www.childrenofthecore.com
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
The food!
My Website:
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The 'Real World' is Not a Cross-Country Race

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 10:00am 4 Comments

Hanna Skandera tells us, in a recent Albuquerque Journal guest editorial, what should have been an inspirational and heart-warming story about her glory days in track, when she trained for months for that one big cross-country race at the end.  She came in second.  It’s implied that the rest of them were ranked-and-filed as, I assume, winners and losers?

There are two…

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Martinez to Teachers: Are You Sick? Get to Work!

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 1:17pm 3 Comments

The Albuquerque Journal, the leadership of APS, and the Governor of New Mexico have mind-boggling problems using logic to support their claims.

In an article from February 12, the Journal states: “New Mexico’s new teacher…

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Hanna Skandera’s Reforms Cause More Than 'Discomfort'

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 10:00am 8 Comments

Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera recently wrote an editorial to the Albuquerque Journal stating more untruths, vague ideas, and plenty of blame against those who are questioning her initiatives.  She suggests that there will be some “discomfort” during her period of reforms.  I suggest that discomfort isn’t the problem; what we’re fighting against is the…

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At 1:43pm on March 8, 2014, Adelita said…

Kris, can you feature your newest post for today? You have it set to be featured for tomorrow and that's when we feature the Sunday poem. Thanks! Adelita - moderator.

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