Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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    PISA Problems Christopher H. Tienken Cross posted from AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice Find the entire article here: http://tinyurl.com/ly4ducr Abstract Pundits and bureaucrats use the results from international tests, particularly the PISA, to make claims about the quality of …

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  • What PISA Says About PISA

    Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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    What PISA Says About PISA Christopher Tienken Pundits, education bureaucrats, and policy makers rejoice! It’s PISA time once again. Cue the dark music, fear mongering, worn out slogans and dogma about the United States education system failing the country economically.  …

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  • Video Interview w/ Poughkeepsie Journal

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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    Catch my 60 minute interview about the Common Core with Nina Schutzman and John Penney from the Poughkeepsie Journal. Article about the topic is also with the link. http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20131116/NEWS01/311150034/ICYMI-VIDEO-Editorial-Board-interview-Standards-don-t-work-education-expert-says Follow Nina at: @PoJoNSchutzman She is providing factual reporting on this …

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  • Common Core Costs

    Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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    Below is an excerpt from Chapter 4 in my book with co-author Don Orlich, THE SCHOOL REFORM LANDSCAPE: FRAUD, MYTH, AND LIES. Common Core Costs The cost projections for the first seven years of implementation for the CCSS and national …

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  • Podcast of Our New Book

    Friday, May 17th, 2013
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    We recently conducted a podcast with Professor Heath Brown about The School Reform Landscape. Check it out and take a look at the other great book podcasts on the site. It is a great way to go in-depth with authors …

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  • School Administrator Reactions to Our Ne

    Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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    “The School Reform Landscape: Fraud, Myth and Lies exposes and provides an action-packed story documenting research-based evidence that counters current policy driven propaganda suggesting that standardization and centralization should provide a road map for education in the 21st century. Tienken …

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  • GUEST POST: Dr. Eric Milou

    Monday, April 15th, 2013

    GUEST POST Algebra I as the middle level proxy for College and Career Readiness? The evidence tells us otherwise. Dr. Eric Milou Rowan University An April 10, 2013 memo from NJDoE states: “… the performance reports include robust data on …

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  • Translating the Common Core

    Monday, April 8th, 2013

    Translating the Common Core State Standards Christopher H. Tienken Donald C. Orlich Cross posted from the AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice AASA.org Colleagues and I have been writing about our concerns with the Common Core State Standards initiative (NGA …

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  • TIMSS Implications for U.S. Education

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

    (Cross-posted from the AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, Winter 2013. AASA.org) The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) released the latest results from the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) on December 11, 2012. Secretary …

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