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Guest articles

Here is a list of guest articles - republished with permission on the "Betrayed" blog or written for the "Betrayed" blog.


Aug. 14, 2010:  Grammar problems caused by hyper-constructivism - by Robert Archer, Spokane teacher

Sept. 20, 2010: Ethnicity, racism and math ... - by Nick Diaz

Nov. 12, 2010: Common-sense reform, evidence and faith-based education - by J.R. Wilson, teacher and education advocate

Dec. 4, 2010:   Strengthen math program with "instructional" curriculum - and music - by John Barber, retired engineer

Dec. 14, 2010: Missouri parent tells of "insanity" in reform classroom - by Stacy Shore, parent

Jan. 3, 2011: "What I see" - by Breann Treffry, parent

Jan. 10, 2011: Seattle parent hopes "Betrayed" lights fire against reform math - by Georgi Krom, parent

Jan. 18, 2011: "It isn't the culture, stupid" - by Barry Garelick, education advocate

Feb. 14, 2011: Democracy denied (so far) on HB1891 - by Bob Dean, teacher and advocate

March 30, 2011: Vern Williams: My "teaching philosophy" - by Vern Williams, teacher

May 18, 2011: Why I quit teaching math at SFCC - by Clint Thatcher, retired bombardier and college math teacher

June 30, 2011: Teaching grammar doesn't stifle creativity; it enhances creative writing - by Katherine Brandt, college student

July 7, 2011: Seattle teacher discusses the challenges teachers face - by a Seattle elementary school teacher

August 27, 2011: It's good to be the good guy: Teaching in Korea - by Doug Lasken, teacher

Sept. 10, 2011: Lies, damn lies and the myth of "standardized" tests - by Marda Kirkwood, education advocate

February 27, 2012: Math education: Arguing over false choices - by Joseph Ganem, PhD, physics professor at Loyola University

March 5, 2012: Afraid of your child's math textbook? You should be - by Annie Keeghan, editor, consultant, author

March 21, 2012: 14 reasons schools are troubled (and no, it's not all about the teachers) - by Ronald Willett, former professor of business

April 1, 2012: A statistician's view of constructivist math programs - by Nicole O. Stouffer, statistician

April 11, 2012: Has constructivism increased special-education enrollment in public schools? - by Nikonia (Niki) Hayes, former administrator, author

April 30, 2012: Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall calls for parent choice in education - by Jennifer Marshall, Heritage Foundation

May 6, 2012: Common Core research is "just another piece of misleading advocacy" - by Ze'ev Wurman, electrical engineer, software architect, policy advisor, standards assessor

May 14, 2012: America's math problem: What is it, why do we have it, and what will it do to America? (Part 1 of 2) - by Laurie Rogers and high-school student Jesslyn Bierman

May 28, 2012: Renowned STEM high school now includes remedial math - by John Dell, PhD in physics

Sept. 11, 2012: Federal education plan puts students' personal data and family privacy at risk - by J.R. Wilson

Jan. 9, 2013: Fatal flaws in Common Core standards for ELA beg the question: Which way for Indiana (and other states)? - by Sandra Stotsky, PhD

March 26, 2013: Are grading trends hurting socially awkward children? - by Katharine Beals, author of Raising a Left-Brain Child in a Right-Brain World: Strategies for Helping Bright, Quirky, Socially Awkward Children to Thrive at Home and at School.

April 24, 2013: High school math teacher exposes the high-stakes testing myth - by Bob Dean

Sept. 11, 2013: High school math teacher offers suggestions for improving math instruction -- by George K. Brown

Sept. 10, 2014: What does a quality textbook look like? - by Niki Hayes, author of John Saxon's Story