Baltimore County Schools
Baltimore Sun Letter to the Editor, 1/31/14: Unshackled from the golden handcuffs of AP
This is an article from The Atlantic, Fall 2012. It's worth reading!
AP CLASSES ARE A SCAM
Another Sun Letter to the Editor, 2/3/14: When honors classes are better than AP
Baltimore Sun, 1/29/14: At least one principal in Baltimore County will put controls on AP classes amid schedule changes
Baltimore Sun Letter to the Editor, 1/29/14: Don't equate AP with academic excellence
Letters to the Editor: What two teachers, one parent, and one student have to say about Liz Bowie's recent AP article
AP courses don't equal education
AP courses are a good deal for students and their parents
AP courses are often misused
Alternatives to the AP
Liz Bowie, Baltimore Sun, 1/14/2014: Bill seeks halt to state testing for this year
Liz Bowie and Erica Green, Baltimore Sun, 1/16/14: MD schools need $100 million in technology upgrades for new testing; Exam aligned with Common Core must be given online
National education expert Diane Ravitch's recent speech on Common Core. Very long, but worth reading. From the Washington Post online, January 18, 2014.
Liz Bowie, Baltimore Sun, January 10, 2014
Baltimore Sun, January 4, 2014
Baltimore Sun, December 30, 2013
12/13/13: Dance has consulting job with company doing business with schools
12/14/13: Dance quits consulting job
12/17/13: School board says Dance should have gotten its OK before taking consulting job
12/16/13 Sun Editorial:
Our View: County school board needs to tell the superintendent that his outside work and his failure to disclose it pose real ethical problems
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